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Custom History

50s Indianapolis Custom Shows Part 2

Posted  July 17, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  50s INDIANAPOLIS CUSTOM SHOWS P2   Part two in our photo coverage of the early 1950s Custom Auto Shows held in Indianapolis. This is part two of our series on the early 1950’s Custom Auto Shows held in Indianapolis. This show was very popular in the mid west, and with the help of some […]

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Custom History

50s Indianapolis Custom Shows

Posted  July 14, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  50s INDIANAPOLIS CUSTOM SHOWS   In 1951 and 1952 the Indiana State Fair was hosting the Custom Auto Show. A unique show with the best Hot Rods and Custom Cars the mid-west of the US had to offer. Part One. The first Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows were organized in Southern California back […]

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Art & Design

Weesner Custom Art

Posted  July 7, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  WEESNER CUSTOM ART   Weesner designs and creates beautiful and very inspiring Custom Car artwork. Often based on Custom Car Icons from the past, his Designs are being copied into real Customs more and more. We have done an article on the beautiful Custom Car art of Keith Weesner, from Thousand Oaks, California in the […]

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Custom History

D and B Auto Sales Part 2

Posted  July 2, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  D and B Auto Sales Part 2   In the Golden Years of Customizing Don Britton owned a Car Lot specialized in Hot Rods and Custom Cars. The D and B Auto Sale lot looked like a 24-7 outdoor Custom Car Show. In the 1940’a and 1950 Hot Rods and Custom Cars were so […]

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Custom Car Accessories

Antennas on Customs – Beam Me Up Scotty!

Posted  June 30, 2018  by  Tom Nielsen

  ANTENNAS on CUSTOMS   When building a custom car the radio antenna is a feature that sometimes received “special treatment”. Many times it was left in the stock position or just recessed in a round enclosure. Often times the aerial was hidden or moved to a new location like the rear fender. By Tom […]

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50s Indianapolis Custom Shows Part 2

  50s INDIANAPOLIS CUSTOM SHOWS P2   Part two in o...
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50s Indianapolis Custom Shows

  50s INDIANAPOLIS CUSTOM SHOWS   In 1951 and 1952 the In...
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Weesner Custom Art

  WEESNER CUSTOM ART   Weesner designs and creates beautiful and very inspiring Custo...
by Rik Hoving
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D and B Auto Sales Part 2

  D and B Auto Sales Part 2   In the Golden Years of Customizing Don Britt...
by Rik Hoving
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Antennas on Customs – Beam Me Up Scotty!

  ANTENNAS on CUSTOMS   When building a custom car the radio a...
by Tom Nielsen
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Custom Car Art Prints and Wall Photos

  CUSTOM CAR ART PRINTS   To help support the Custom Car Chronicle site ...
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De Rosa Golden Piranha

  GOLDEN PIRANHA   De Rosa and Son Customs create an uniquely restyled 1966 Buic...
by Rik Hoving
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Cliff Rackohn 1948 Mercury

  RACKOHN 1948 Mercury   One of the more elegnat Customs ...
by Rik Hoving
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Tiago Ranchero Clone

  TIAGO RANCHERO CLONE   George Garcia from Bellflower California has been dreamin...
by Rik Hoving
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Ohio Early Custom Cars

  OHIO EARLY CUSTOM CARS   Dayton Ohio has been a huge Custom Car scene from ...
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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...
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Jim Street Golden Sahara I

  JIM STREET GOLDEN SAHARA I   The Amazing Golden S...
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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...
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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...
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Overman Lincoln to be Restored

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

  1950 SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA   The Capitol City Auto Club, bette...
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