Nostalgia—1957 Style?

Friday, November 4, 2016
Nostalgia—1957 Style?

It’s a well-known fact that our infatuation with the old is nothing new. There have been countless accounts of people building rods and customs in the “olde style”… continue reading »

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The Case for Custom Upholstery

Thursday, November 3, 2016
The Case for Custom Upholstery

Any traditional custom car lover worth his salt has heard of a Carson Top, but how many know where the name came from, or how they came about? I’ve… continue reading »

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Pre-War Custom: Mild or Spicy?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Pre-War Custom: Mild or Spicy?

Ryan’s ’38 Ford rebirth post got me thinking about all the possibilities for that iconic car in Keith’s talented hands. Besides switching to a more traditional drivetrain (Flattie?… continue reading »

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The Dave DiRico ’49 Merc

Monday, October 3, 2016
The Dave DiRico ’49 Merc

John Helmuth (Helmuthbrothers) is a lot like me. He has a passion for old cars as well as a love for obsolete film cameras that are irrationally worth almost… continue reading »

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Richard Gregg’s 1950 Ford is Found!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Richard Gregg’s 1950 Ford is Found!

My buddy Tony Gomes at Tri-Valley Auto Glass has been doing top-notch custom car work for years. Little did he know he would recently stumble upon a classic… continue reading »

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Ultimus: The Wildest of the El Caminos

Friday, September 9, 2016
Ultimus: The Wildest of the El Caminos

There’s something magnetic about radical customs. They stand out and draw you in. By the early-’60s, the street going customs started going the mild route with a splash… continue reading »

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Rolling Sculpture = Art Deco Cars

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Rolling Sculpture = Art Deco Cars

Sometimes the worlds of Fine Art and Classic Cars collide in an interesting way; This usually happens when the Art world recognizes the sculptural shapes of the automobile as pure design. Next… continue reading »

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A Shoebox of a Different Shade

Friday, September 2, 2016
A Shoebox of a Different Shade

That color would be purple, shades of purple—a dark metallic on the bottom and lilac on top, separated by reversed ’55 Pontiac trim. There’s no question the paint… continue reading »

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