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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The 1955 Kurtis 500M – Custom Sports Rod?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The 1955 Kurtis 500M – Custom Sports Rod?

What would you classify the Kurtis 500M as? A 1950s American performance car? A factory Custom? Or a Sports Rod? Frank Kurtis was racing genius who clinched multiple championships at… continue reading »

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A Mild Custom More-Door

Friday, August 12, 2016
A Mild Custom More-Door

While scanning any sort of classifieds, the remarks are always the same: “Too Many Doors, Not Enough Cylinders.” That seems to be a major concern on today’s market…. continue reading »

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Back to the Petersen…

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Back to the Petersen…

I was down in LA last week for a Petersen Auto Museum event honoring Chip Foose for 30 years of his custom creations. Because I arrived before the… continue reading »

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