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Parking Lot Photo Poster




The famous Colorized 1954 Thrifty Drug Store Parking Lot Show photo is now available as high quality large Photo-Poster.


Originally created as part of an Rodder’s Journal Article (issue # 33) in 2006 by CCC-Editor Rik Hoving. The original, already¬†amazing black and white photo was taken in 1954 at an Car show organized at an Los Angeles Thrifty Drug Store parking lot. Rik Hoving spend over a month meticulously adding color to every little detail of this photo, to make a brilliant color photo. Showing all the amazing top class Custom Cars in full color like you have never seen before. The prints from the Rodder’s Journal are nice, but wait until you see this image done as the Photo Enlargement Poster now offered by the Custom Car Chronicle. The glossy photo paper and used techniques create very¬†deep colors, and replicate details from the original image you have not seen before. This poster (24 x 20 inch USA, or 75 x 50 cm Europe /World)¬†is a huge color photo, far superior than the regular RJ poster in colors, sharpness and appearance. Plus this poster comes with the full image as how it was developed in 1954, with no text or logo’s added, ready for you to frame and hang on the wall. Check out THIS CCC-Article for all the info on this amazing photo.

Support the Custom Car Chronicle
Want to support the CCC, and have an amazing photo poster on the wall of your favorite room, then order this high quality Photo Poster today. Your support will allow us to continue documenting the history of the Custom Car, create in depth and inspiring articles, and informative threads on the CCC-main site and Forum. All profits from the sales of the Parking Lot Show Colorized Photo Poster flow directly into the Custom Car Chronicle.

Photo Poster 24 x 20 inch USA Order



Photo Poster 75 x 50 centimeter Europe / World Order



If you have any questions, or want to order more than one poster, please Email Rik at the Custom Car Chronicle, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you.


The Photo Posters will be created and packaged by professionals, and the most care will be taken to get the poster to your door in perfect condition. The Posters will be shipped flat protected by heavy cardboard in the USA. In Europe and the rest of the world the posters will be shipped, rolled up in soft protective paper, inside a square protective box.




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)

3 thoughts on “Parking Lot Photo Poster

  • I love his!! I am also proud to say I have the first one made. Lol!! Thank you again for the amazing work you do for us custom car guys.

  • Got mine yesterday. Amazing!! I am blown away by the level of detail and the clarity of this image enlarged to such a size. Rik, I already had no doubt colorizing this image was a huge amount of work, but seeing it in person so large, I can not imagine the monumental task you took on to bring it to this level of quality. This is simply a must have print for any custom fan!

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