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Custom History

Channeled 36 Ford

Posted  May 21, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  CHANNELED 36 FORD   Another Mystery Custom is this channeled 36 Ford that probably was restyled by Don Clark. The car has been owned for over 30 years by Doug Hall, and it now in the 3 Dog Museum in Pennsylvania. This is one of those cars they has been on my mind for […]

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A short drive in the Hirohata Mercury

Posted  May 20, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  A SPIN IN A CUSTOM CAR ICON   Hirohata Mercury owner Jim McNiel, asked me to jump in the passenger seat of his Mercury for a short drive. It put an instant HUGE smile on my face that lasted for days In 2010 the plan was developed to gather the very best historical custom […]

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Golden Sahara Mecum Auction

Posted  May 18, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  GOLDEN SAHARA MECUM AUCTION   Nearly 50 years after the Golden Sahara’s disappearance from the public the Car was unveiled to the Public on May 14, 2018. The Golden Sahara sold for $350,000. After Jim Street had passed away in November 2017 it as decided to auction off most of his car, boat and […]

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Jim Street Golden Sahara I

Posted  May 14, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA I   The Amazing Golden Sahara I. The Futuristic Car designed by Jim Street that was the perfect combination between Custom and Show Car. Special thanks to Jim Street for his stories on the car and how it was created. In the late 1940’s early 1950’s there is a young […]

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Santa Monica 36 Ford 5 Window

Posted  May 7, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  36 FORD 5 WINDOW   Beautifully styled 1936 Ford 5 window Coupe from the Santa Monica area. Created around 1940 and a total mystery. I appreciate Customized Cars from all era’s and brands, and each era, en perhaps even each brand, and model produced that one car that does something special with you. Your […]

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Channeled 36 Ford

  CHANNELED 36 FORD   Another Mystery Custom is this channeled 36 Ford that probab...
by Rik Hoving
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A short drive in the Hirohata Mercury

  A SPIN IN A CUSTOM CAR ICON   Hirohata Mercury owner Jim McNiel, asked me to jump...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara Mecum Auction

  GOLDEN SAHARA MECUM AUCTION   Nearly 50 years af...
by Rik Hoving
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Jim Street Golden Sahara I

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA I   The Amazing Golden S...
by Rik Hoving
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Jim Street Golden Sahara II

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA II   Around 1956 Jim Street sets out to impro...
by Rik Hoving
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Santa Monica 36 Ford 5 Window

  36 FORD 5 WINDOW   Beautifully styled 1936 Ford 5 window Coupe fr...
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Larry Watson T-Bird Vino Paisano

  LARRY WATSON T-BIRD   Larry Watson Personal c...
by Rik Hoving
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George Barris at Work

  GEORGE BARRIS at WORK   George Barris is known to the public...
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Early Pictures Tell a Story – Curb Parked

  CURB PARKED   As a young “car crazy kid” growi...
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Porterville 1950 Mercury

  PORTERVILLE 1950 MERC   Who knows more about this mys...
by Rik Hoving
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Overman Lincoln to be Restored

  OVERMAN LINCOLN to be RESTORED   The Valley Cu...
by Rik Hoving
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1950 Sacramento Autorama

  1950 SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA   The Capitol City Auto Club, bette...
by Rik Hoving
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Leroy Semas 37 Chevy

  LEROY SEMAS 37 CHEVY   In the late 1940’s Harry W...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara Hubcaps

  GOLDEN SAHARA HUBCAPS   Jim Street’s Golden Saha...
by Rik Hoving
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Jim Street Collection Uncovered

  JIM STREET COLLECTION UNCOVERED   Jim Street...
by Rik Hoving
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Golden Sahara II Pearl Paint

  GOLDEN SAHARA II PEARL PAINT   Around 1957 Jim ...
by Rik Hoving
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Altissimo 36 Ford Roadster VENUS

  36 FORD ROADSTER VENUS   Brandon Penserini from Alt...
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Gils Auto Butchers

  GILS AUTO BUTCHERS   One of the most recognizable original Custo...
by Rik Hoving
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Ayala 49 GMC Restoration Part 2

  AYALA 51 GMC Restoration PART 2   In 2011 the Histo...
by Rik Hoving
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1948 Chevy Coupe

  1948 CHEVY COUPE   This 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster C...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson Painted Hot Rods

  WATSON PAINTED HOT RODS   Larry Watson is best k...
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Barris 1940 Ford Chopped Coupe

  1940 FORD CHOPPED COUPE   In 2007 I first spotted t...
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