On the exact one year anniversary of Larry Alexander’s death (8/24/10), I thought it might be a good time to look back at some of the Brothers iconic custom work from the late 50s to the mid 60s. These two humble guys, Larry and Mike (the ‘A-Brothers’) from Detroit built some trend-setting sleds that rivaled anything coming from the Left Coast at that time. Sure, the Midwest didn’t have had the sheer numbers or variety of the California Kustom scene, but it’s safe to say that without the Alexander’s forward-thinking design and tidy craftsmanship, the radical custom car era wouldn’t have been nearly as impressive and influencing as it turned out be. Their styling hasn’t just fostered many young customizer’s inspiration, it’s lead to faithful clones, such as the Adonis. What’s even more impressive is that of the A-Brothers’ body of work, nine of their original creations have been restored and are back at car shows and on the road today. Although Larry has left us, he and his brother Mike’s great work lives on.
Rest in peace, brother…