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Gerald Fassett Photo Collection

Posted  July 11, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

Special Thanks to Gerald Fassett, David E. Zivot and Michelle M. Yiatras Gerald Fassett, an avid Custom Car enthusiast from Sacramento, California was very active in the local car scene from 1942 til the mid 1950’s. He owned two custom cars, of which one was restyled by Harry Westergard and Dick Bertolucci, both local Sacramento […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

George Barris First Photo Location

Posted  June 10, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

George Barris was known for taking photos of Custom Cars in beautiful special locations. Hollywood Park was his first special location back in 1947. Special thanks to David E. Zivot, Jesse Lopez and Gerald Fassett. After seeing the color photo of George Barris’s 1941 Buick for the first time I was not only intrigued by […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

George Barris Buick Sacramento Trip

Posted  May 8, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

At the end of 1947 George Barris makes a trip from Los Angeles to Sacramento in his freshly finished 1941 Buick Kustom. George Barris grew up with his older brother Sam at their aunt and uncle Edith and John Barakaris in Roseville, the largest city in Placer County, in the metropolitan area of Sacramento. As […]

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Dick Lippert 49 Chevy

Posted  May 2, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

Dick Lippert from upstate New York customized his 1949 Chevy in his parents drive way in 1953. By Dick Lippert I bought the car in the summer of 1951 while in the service and was putting almost 900 miles per week driving home on weekends and etc.While in Korea I gave much thought to what […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Jim Skonzakes 1949 Buick

Posted  April 27, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

Most people know Jim Skonzakes aka Jim Street from his Golden Sahara. But before that he owned several very nice Customs, including this 1949 Buick Roadmaster. Jim Skonzakes grew up in Dayton Ohio, far away from sunny California where the Custom Car style was born. This did not prevent a young Jim Skonzakes to fall […]

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