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September 4, 2014

RG Canning Show Card

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Written by: Rik Hoving
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RG CANNING SHOW CARD

Gary Canning was a car/bike show promotor in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Craig Wise shared one of the neat RG Canning Attractions promotional Cards with us.

 

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hen Craig Wise, a good friend, was cleaning out some boxes in his garage, he came across this Promotional card, produced by his high school buddy, Gary Canning. Gary was a car/bike show promotor in California in the late 1960’a and 1970’s. He promoted car shows with his RG Canning Attractions business. To help promote his business, he created this promotional card. The photos for this card were taken at a show he promoted in the 1970’s at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

CCC-rg-canning-card-01The front of the long promotional car was done in full color with photos from the amazing colorful shows Gary produced.

 

 
CCC-rg-canning-card-02The back side was done in one color, black. Printed address labels would cover up the Postcard address text. 

 

 
I have cut up the large overview photo of the front of the car to make sure it can be seen a little better This was the era of the low-riders, the Watson and Anderson amazing pearl, candy, and flake paint jobs. This overview photo shows how colorful the cars were.

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And the rest of the photos.


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Thank you Craig Wise, for sharing this great promotional card.
 

 

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About the Author

Rik Hoving
Rik is the CCC editor in chief. As a custom car historian he is researching custom car history for many years. In 2004 he started the Custom Car Photo Archive that has become a place of joy for many custom car enthousiasts. Here at CCC Rik will bring you inspiring articles on the history of custom cars and builders. Like a true photo detective he will show us what's going on in all those amazing photos. He will write stories about everything you want to know in the realm of customizing. In daily life Rik is a Graphic Designer. He is married to the CCC webmaster and the father of a 10 year old son (they are both very happy with his excellent cooking skills)




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One Comment


  1. These pics look great, I really wish I could of been a part of the arena shows. I think it makes a terrific place for shows and I wish these shows were still around. The crowd looks like the Customs then and now building. 🙂 🙂 🙂



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