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Parking Lot Poster Black Friday

Posted  November 22, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  PARKING LOT POSTER Black Friday   BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT The famous Colorized 1954 Thrifty Drug Store Parking Lot Show photo as high quality large Photo-Poster.   From November 24th till November 27th, 2017 we will have our BLACK FRIDAY Sales on the Parking Lot Show Photo Poster. US orders pay $50.- (including shipping), instead […]

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History of the Early Custom Car
Custom History

History of the Early Custom Car

Posted  November 12, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  HISTORY of the EARLY CUSTOM CAR   For as long as there have been automobiles they have been modified for personal taste. This evolved in the 1930s to a style we now know as Customizing. Part One the History of the Early Custom Car. The 1930s Early Custom Cars An article about the early […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Ed Sloan 1953 Plymouth

Posted  November 5, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  ED SLOAN 1953 PLYMOUTH   Ed Sloan had his 1953 Plymouth Hard-Top Restyled at and unknown body shop. Later after it was reworked with a chopped top at the Barris Kustom Shop, it became a famous Magazine Cover Custom. Although most people will recognize Ed Sloan‘s beautiful 1953 Plymouth as this unique Barris Restyled […]

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Nick Matranga Mercury

Posted  October 29, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  NICK MATRANGA MERCURY   One of the most Iconic Custom Cars of all time the Barris Kustoms Restyled 1940 Mercury Coupe for Nick Matranga was short lived, but made a huge and lasting impact. In the past we have shared the in-depth article on the life of Nick Matranga by Michelle M. Yiatras here […]

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1937 Ford Customs

Posted  October 4, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  1937 FORD CUSTOMS   The 1937 Ford, along with the 1938 models were often considered the Ugly Ducklings from the FoMoCo. Yet they still were Customized, and with great success. The 1937 Fords were introduced on November 6, 1936. Responsible for the designs was not Ford stylist Bob Gregorie, who was busy working on […]

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Memo Ortega Stories Part 33

  SoCal SHOWS Part 5   More Flashback stories and more photos from ...
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Sam Barris Buick Restoration Finished

  SAM BARRIS BUICK FINISHED   The full restora...
by Rik Hoving
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1941 Ford Mystery Convertible

  1941 FORD MYSTERY CONVERTIBLE   1941 Ford Convertib...
by Rik Hoving
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Al Glickman 1949 Mercury

  AL GLICKMAN 1949 MERCURY   Al Glickman 1949 Mercury Hop Up...
by Rik Hoving
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Carson Style 36 Ford

Carson Style 36 Ford

  CARSON STYLE 36 FORD   David E Zivot wanted a California Top 1936 Ford Roadste...
by David/Michelle
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ANNOUNCING Customs & Kustoms Show 2017

  KUSTOMS SHOW 2017   The Second Annual Customs & Kustoms ̵...
by Rik Hoving
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1989 Oakland Roadster Show

  1989 OAKLAND ROADSTER SHOW   Bob Dzemske and his son visit...
by Rik Hoving
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Don Holland 1941 Ford

  DON HOLLAND 1941 FORD   Gil and Al Ayala created the Purple P...
by Rik Hoving
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Early Custom Car Color Photos

  EARLY CUSTOM CAR COLOR PHOTOS   A closer look at the Color photos ta...
by Rik Hoving
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Petersen Motorama 1952

  PETERSEN MOTORAMA 1952   Custom Cars at the third Annual Inter...
by Rik Hoving
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Shaved Door Handles

  SHAVED DOOR HANDLES   Shaving the door handles of your car for that Ultra Smoo...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson Painted Fords

  LARRY WATSON painted FORDS   In his l...
by Rik Hoving
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Edison Photo Location

  EDISON Photo Location   In the late 1940’s a series of Color and bl...
by Rik Hoving
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Neferteri Part Six

  NEFERTERI part Six   What are you thinking? Friends and family began to ha...
by Larry Pointer
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 32

  PASO ROBLES Part 4   More Flashback stories and more photos from t...
by Rik Hoving
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Buster Litton and Friends

  BUSTER LITTON and FRIENDS   Buster Litton and Ron Roach pay several visi...
by Rik Hoving
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Americas Most Beautiful Roadster 2017

  AMBR 2017   Americas Most Beautiful Roadster aw...
by Rik Hoving
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GNRS 2017 Customs

  GNRS 2017 CUSTOMS   The Grand National Roadster Show is now in its 68th year. Once kn...
by Rik Hoving
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Saoutchik Plastic Steering Wheel

  SAOUTCHIK PLASTIC STEERING WHEEL   In the late 1940s Custom builders...
by Rik Hoving
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A Trip to Custom City

  A TRIP to CUSTOM CITY   In the 1940s and 1950s there were several second han...
by Rik Hoving
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What’s in a Name?

  WHAT’S IN A NAME?   The trend originated from Motor ...
by Tom Nielsen
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Larry Watson Painted Porsches

  WATSON PAINTED PORSCHES   Larry Watson painted a...
by Rik Hoving
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