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DIGITAL RESTYLING

41 Mercury Sedan Conv

Posted  January 16, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

Digital Restyling the 1941 Mercury Sedan. Inspired by the Barris Joe Urritta 1941 Ford and Harry Bradley Designs 41 Mercury Sedan Conv. In 1949 Sam Barris restyled a 1941 Ford two door Sedan for owner Joe Urritta. The most exceptional concept of this car was that Sam turned it from a regular sedan to a […]

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Custom History

Ron Sobran 1951 Mercury

Posted  January 14, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

Ron Sobran created an unequally restyled 1951 Mercury with laid back windshield around 1952 in the Detroit Michigan area. A closer look at this early Full Custom 1951 Mercury. The first time I came across a picture of Ron Sobran’s 1951 Mercury was around 2005. I had found an old, already ended photo auction on […]

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Early Custom Cars

Albrecht Goertz 40 Mercury

Posted  January 2, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

ALBRECHT GOERTZ 40 MERCURY Albrecht Goertz of Los Angeles, California designed a European influenced 1940 Mercury based Coupe in late 1939. Later Albrecht would become world famous designing BMW cars. . . Albrecht Graf von Goertz, was born on January 12, 1914, the second son to an aristocratic family in Germany. His parents were Else […]

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Workshop Spotlights

Speakeasy Customs

Posted  December 11, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

. SPEAKEASY CUSTOMS The Jim Street Golden Sahara II is being restored at the Speakeasy Custom and Classic Shop. A closer look at who they are. . In May, 2018 Larry Klairmont acquired the Golden Sahara II at the Jim Street Estate Auction. We have tried to stay in touch with what was going to […]

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Early Custom Cars

Joe Hocker 1936 Ford

Posted  November 6, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  JOE HOCKER 1936 FORD   The Hocker brothers Joe and Tom from Oakland California were both into Custom Car. Tom had the famous Barris Restyled 1940 Ford, and Joe a DuVall windshield 1936 Ford Phaeton. Of the two Hocker Brothers Joe (Joseph) and Tom we are most familiar with Tom’s 1940 Ford restyled by […]

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41 Mercury Sedan Conv

Digital Restyling the 1941 Mercury Sedan. Inspired by the Barris Joe Urritta 1941 For...
by Rik Hoving
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Ron Sobran 1951 Mercury

Ron Sobran created an unequally restyled 1951 Mercury with laid back windshield around...
by Rik Hoving
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Albrecht Goertz 40 Mercury

ALBRECHT GOERTZ 40 MERCURY Albrecht Goertz of Los Angeles, California designed a...
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Speakeasy Customs

. SPEAKEASY CUSTOMS The Jim Street Golden Sahara II is being restored at the Speakeasy C...
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Chopped 1949 – 51 Mercury Convertibles

  CHOPPED 49-51 MERCURY Convertibles   A trip in time back to t...
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Road Trip Custom Sightings

  ROAD TRIP CUSTOM SIGHTINGS   David Conrad shared some neat pictures he ...
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1945 San Francisco Customs

  1945 SAN FRANCISCO CUSTOMS   Northern California had a very active C...
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Joe Hocker 1936 Ford

  JOE HOCKER 1936 FORD   The Hocker brothers Joe and Tom from Oakland Califo...
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Frank Sonzogni Mercury

  FRANK SONZOGNI MERCURY   Frank Sonzogni Lynwood Police Offi...
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Marvin Lee 42 Chevy

  MARVIN LEE 42 CHEVY   Marvin Lee of Pasadena California Restyled his 1942 Chev...
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Light Color Early Customs

  LIGHT COLOR EARLY CUSTOMS   Most of the time we think of dark painted ca...
by Rik Hoving
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Lopez 41 Ford Magazine prepped

  LOPEZ 41 Ford Magazine Prep   In the old day, befor...
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Rogelio 1954 Chevy

  Rogelio 1954 CHEVY SOLD   Rogelio Martinez bought this car ...
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What happened to Panoramic Ford

  WHAT HAPPENED to PANORAMIC FORD   One of the Custo...
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Thom Metz 1933 Ford Cabriolet

  THOM METZ 1933 FORD   Thom Metz has created a 1933 Ford Cabriolet Hot Rod ...
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Lou Allen 1947 Buick

  LOU ALLEN 1947 BUICK   Art Chrisman created many cars in his long career. But...
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Bob Dofflow 1949 Ford

  BOB DOFFLOW 1949 FORD   Don Roberts from Bears Custom Shop outdid himself on...
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1947-48 Buick Gaylord Tops

  1947-48 BUICK GAYLORD TOPS   Bill Gaylord created a couple of stunning looking...
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Link Paola Custom Car Pioneer

  LINK PAOLA Custom Car Pioneer   Link Paola Custom Car Pioneer from G...
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The Japan – How to build a Custom

  HOW TO BUILD A CUSTOM The Japan   The Barris built...
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37 Cord Mystery Custom

  37 CORD MYSTERY CUSTOM   This Custom 1937 Cord was bought by the previous o...
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Jack Stewart Ford White Primer

  JACK STEWART FORD WHITE PRIMER   In 1950 George Barr...
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