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1948 Paris Salon Car Show

Posted  January 21, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  1948 PARIS SALON   The 1948 Salon de Automobile has been captured in beautiful color slides by Jale Youle of Life Magazine. It gives us an amazing look at how stylish these Early Car Shows were. Lets be Inspired… The Life Magazine Photo archives are an amazing treasure of unique photos. There are some […]

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Illinois Mystery Custom 40 Ford

Posted  January 17, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  ILLINOIS MYSTERY CUSTOM   Very interesting Custom 1940 Ford Convertible restyled in the very early 1940’s in Illinois. Who was the builder, and who owned this Tail Finned Convertible. Over the years I have written a lot about Early Custom Cars, the importance of them, and how these early Custom Cars have influenced the […]

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Gil Ayala 51 GMC Restoration Started

Posted  January 16, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  AYALA 51 GMC RESTORATION STARTED   TIntro text. In the Summer of 2017 we did an Feature Article on the Gil’s Auto Body Works GMC shop truck. At the end of the article we mentioned the good news that the current owner of the truck, Jim Bobowski, was in the process of restoring the […]

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1950 Petersen Motorama

Posted  January 13, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  1950 PETERSEN MOTORAMA   In 1950 Robert E. Petersen organizes the first Annual Motorama Show. A prestigious and well promoted Show setting the trend for all upcoming Shows. In our series of Historic Custom Car Shows I’m creating articles around the, mostly, early Historic Car Shows. And then concentrating mostly on the show itself, […]

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45 years later Mox Miller 58 Chevy

Posted  January 10, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  45 YEARS LATER   In 1966 Mox Miller showed his 1958 Chevy at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, where the openings photo was taken. 45 years later his car was at the GNRS Customs Then and Now, looking exactly the same. On a recent trip to the Getty Images website, and more specific the Enthusiast […]

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1948 Paris Salon Car Show

  1948 PARIS SALON   The 1948 Salon de Automobile has been ca...
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Illinois Mystery Custom 40 Ford

  ILLINOIS MYSTERY CUSTOM   Very interesting Custom 1940 Ford Con...
by Rik Hoving
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Gil Ayala 51 GMC Restoration Started

  AYALA 51 GMC RESTORATION STARTED   TIntro text...
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Kustoms Sacramento Jacket

  KUSTOMS SACRAMENTO JACKET   Unique Kustoms Sacramento Ca...
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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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Porterville 1950 Mercury

  PORTERVILLE 1950 MERC   Who knows more about this mys...
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Jerry Reichman 1950 Mercury

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

  COUSIN PANYAS PHOTOS   After looking for a long time Memo Ortega finally w...
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Ray Vega 1938 Ford

  RAY VEGA 1938 FORD   Especially because of the 1952 Hop Up...
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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...
by Rik Hoving
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Nick Matranga Mercury

  NICK MATRANGA MERCURY   One of the most Iconic Custom Cars o...
by Rik Hoving
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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

  1937 FORD CUSTOMS   The 1937 Ford, along with the 1938 models were often conside...
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Customizing with early Cadillac Tail Fins

  CUSTOMIZING CADILLAC TAIL FINS   When the 1948 Cadillac ...
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