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Early Custom Cars

41 Merc Fade-Away Convertible

Posted  April 3, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

41 MERC FADE-AWAY Convertible 1941 Mercury Convertible with full fadeaway fenders and chopped padded top. A Mystery Published Custom Car. Over the years I have come across a lot of Unidentified Custom Car photos in the early Custom Car Publications. Mystery Customs that appeared in just a single publication, and sometimes even in multiple magazines […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Palle Johansen 47 Caddy Introduction

Posted  April 1, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

PALLE JOHANSEN 47 CADDY After many years in the works, Palle Johansens 1947 Cadillac Padded Topped Convertible Kustom is finally ready – enough – for its debut. For the last few years Palle has been working on and off on his 1947 Cadillac Kustom. Adding all the details he has had in his mind for […]

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Car Shows

Custom Car Revival 2019

Posted  February 21, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

CCR 2019 Time to block the date for the Custom Car Revival, the All Traditional Custom Car Show in Indianapolis in your agenda. This year the registration only event will be held on Saturday June 8, 2019 Mark your calendar for the 100% all traditional Custom Car Show. The 2019 event will start on Thursday […]

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Larry Watson

Larry Watson 57 Chevies

Posted  February 9, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

LARRY WATSON 57 CHEVIES Larry Watson Painted a great number of 1957 Chevies in his career, some mild with only added scallops, and some very wild with full pearl and Candy paint jobs. The 1957 Chevy is the one of the always popular Tri-Five Chevies 1955-1956 and 1957 that gets the least customized, at least […]

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DIGITAL RESTYLING

41 Mercury Sedan Conv

Posted  January 16, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

Digital Restyling the 1941 Mercury Sedan. Inspired by the Barris Joe Urritta 1941 Ford and Harry Bradley Designs 41 Mercury Sedan Conv. In 1949 Sam Barris restyled a 1941 Ford two door Sedan for owner Joe Urritta. The most exceptional concept of this car was that Sam turned it from a regular sedan to a […]

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St Louis Mystery Custom

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1948 Paris Salon Car Show

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Illinois Mystery Custom 40 Ford

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Gil Ayala 49 GMC Restoration Started

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Kustoms Sacramento Jacket

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1950 Petersen Motorama

  1950 PETERSEN MOTORAMA   In 1950 Robert E. Petersen organizes ...
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45 years later Mox Miller 58 Chevy

  45 YEARS LATER   In 1966 Mox Miller showed ...
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Ed Roth at Watsons

  ED ROTH AT WATSONS   Larry Watson painted some of the most ...
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1942 Ford Twins

  1942 FORD TWINS   In the late 1970s Iggy Bara sets out to recreate...
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A Day at the Barris Shop

  A DAY AT THE BARRIS SHOP   The August 1953 issue of Rod a...
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Jerry Reichman 1950 Mercury

  JERRY REICHMAN 1950 MERCURY   The 1950 Mercury 4 door ...
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Cousin Panyas Photos

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Ray Vega 1938 Ford

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Colorized Custom Car Photo Posters

  COLORIZED PHOTO POSTERS   NOW finally available from the Custom Car Chron...
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History of the Early Custom Car

History of the Early Custom Car

  HISTORY of the EARLY CUSTOM CAR   For as long as there have been a...
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Ed Sloan 1953 Plymouth

  ED SLOAN 1953 PLYMOUTH   Ed Sloan had his 1953 Plymouth Har...
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Nick Matranga Mercury

  NICK MATRANGA MERCURY   One of the most Iconic Custom Cars o...
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Bob Fairman 36 Ford Restoration

  BOB FAIRMAN FORD RESTORATION   After sitting in...
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1947 Ford Mystery Barris Custom

  1947 Ford MYSTERY BARRIS Custom   Nick Maneri from...
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Joe Bailon Elton Kantor Ford

  ELTON KANTOR FORD   Joe Bailons second major Cust...
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1937 Ford Customs

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Customizing with early Cadillac Tail Fins

CUSTOMIZING CADILLAC TAIL FINS When the 1948 Cadillac introduced the...
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