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Old 12-11-2013, 07:22 PM   #21
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in 2006 TRJ sent out my favorite poster - The old parking lot custom car show scene that was colorized by Rik. Nethercutt's olds is in that photo (along with the Hirohata Merc and Jesse Lopez Ford) The heavy chop really stands out in the crowd.

"The Parking Lot Scene" (Rodder's Journal Poster #10)

NOTE: The original B&W photograph was taken May 15, 1954 at the "Custom and Hot Rod Show" held at the
Thrifty's Drug Store parking lot in Los Angeles, CA ... The B&W image was colorized by Rik Hoving for TRJ #33.
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #22
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I remember seeing it in the '54 Motor Trend issue, and also saw it on the street one day in Brentwood, CA, while riding the school bus. I knew immediately whose car it was.

And yes, I also wrote that I saw the Dan Landon Chevy from the school bus. I was "into it" deeply enough at that point that I didn't miss much.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:20 PM   #23
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" San Jose Rod and Wheelers member Lenny Macchiarella claims he saw the car advertised for sale in the Auto Trader in 2000. It was still located in El Cajon, and it had been painted white. Lenny tried to buy it, but it was already sold."


El Cajon is a suburb of San Diego. I've never seen or heard of the car around town, though I wonder if it is mothballed away in a San Diego area garage?

Nethercutt must have a healthy bounty on the car.
Might have to do a clone build.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:52 PM   #25
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There is a feature on it over at Kustomrama. "Jack bought the Oldsmobile in 1953. He was 16 years old at the time, and he drove his brand new Oldsmobile straight from the Oldsmobile dealer to Barris Kustoms".

A side note: Jack appears to be the son of J.B. Nethercutt. Anyone that knows of the "Nethercutt" collection probably knows who that is!







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Funny, my dad was big into the CCCA I was just thinking "Jack Nethercutt, man I think my dad knows that guy". Now I know why it sounded so familiar.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #26
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" San Jose Rod and Wheelers member Lenny Macchiarella claims he saw the car advertised for sale in the Auto Trader in 2000. It was still located in El Cajon, and it had been painted white. Lenny tried to buy it, but it was already sold."


El Cajon is a suburb of San Diego. I've never seen or heard of the car around town, though I wonder if it is mothballed away in a San Diego area garage?

Nethercutt must have a healthy bounty on the car.
Might have to do a clone build.



He does have a bounty on that car without a doubt.

I remember him talking about it at lunch a few years ago. If someone does manage to find it, leave a message with his secretary at
818-364-6464.

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Old 12-13-2013, 07:05 AM   #27
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:53 AM   #28
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Very nice!!
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:28 AM   #29
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What a great looking custom that while chopped and with serious front end mods is still unmistakably Oldsmobile.

It's great to see the color shots that show that the car was not satin black as it appears to be in the black and white photos too.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #30
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"The Parking Lot Scene" (Rodder's Journal Poster #10)

NOTE: The original B&W photograph was taken May 15, 1954 at the "Custom and Hot Rod Show" held at the
Thrifty's Drug Store parking lot in Los Angeles, CA ... The B&W image was colorized by Rik Hoving for TRJ #33.
this is the most beautiful thing ive ever seen! the only thing that makes these famous kustoms kooler is that they all went to the same shows, and really just were around each other a lot. this sure beats the hell out of the musclecar, restoration, and rice rocket-filled cruise ins nowadays.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:02 PM   #31
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There are some real heavy hitters in there: Hirohata, Jesse Lopez, Ralph Testa, Buster Litton, ...and I think that is even Marcia Campbell's car on the far end of the right-side row - All cars that are iconic to us custom freaks now.

What strikes me, is the number of people who see that poster now, with all the BIG name customs present...many times they gravitate right to the Nethercutt Olds and say something like 'wow, look at the heavy chop on that one.' Its a gorgeous car.

But where are the owners in that photo? I don't recognize anybody...didnt they hang behind their car in lawn chairs
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:09 PM   #32
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There are some real heavy hitters in there: Hirohata, Jesse Lopez, Ralph Testa, Buster Litton, ...and I think that is even Marcia Campbell's car on the far end of the right-side row - All cars that are iconic to us custom freaks now.

What strikes me, is the number of people who see that poster now, with all the BIG name customs present...many times they gravitate right to the Nethercutt Olds and say something like 'wow, look at the heavy chop on that one.' Its a gorgeous car.

But where are the owners in that photo? I don't recognize anybody...didnt they hang behind their car in lawn chairs
theyre probably inside all hanging out sharing ideas over sodas, how cool would that be?
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:51 PM   #33
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There are some real heavy hitters in there...and I think that is even Marcia Campbell's car on the far end of the right-side row - All cars that are iconic to us custom freaks now.
The pale blue convert with the blue top is Tommy Thornburgh's Studebaker, also a Barris car and a Motor Trend cover car. Iconic, too!

See it here:
http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_c...thornburgh_47/
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:36 PM   #34
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There are some real heavy hitters in there...
cleatus -

True Dat! ... from Rikster's CUSTOM CAR CHRONICLE website:

"The Parking Lot Scene"

left row (from top to bottom):

* Earl Bruce’s 1940 Ford coupe
* Fuzzy Luscari’s 1940 Ford pickup
* Bob McNeil’s black Chuck Porter-built 1932 Ford three window coupe
* unidentified 1929 Ford highboy
* Jack Pere and Lou Banta’s red track nose model T Ford

middle row (from top to bottom):

* Bob Hirohata Barris built 1951 Mercury
* Ray More’s 1952 Ford which would later get a wonderful Larry Watson paint job in maroon and gold outlines
* Jay Johnston’s cream and orange version of his 1949 Ford

right row (from top to bottom):

* Tommy Thornburgh’s 1947 Studebaker convertible built by Barris
* Don Carroll’s 1949 Ford convertible built by Gaylord
* Jack Nethercutt’s Barris built 1952 Oldsmobile
* Buster Litton Barris/Cerny built 1949 Ford
* Chuck DeWitt’s Barris built 1950 Ford convertible
* Jesse Lopez Barris built 1941 Ford coupe but now owned by Danny Lares which can be seen by the longer piece of side trim on the hood, something Danny had Barris added to the car after he bought it from Jesse.
* The last car in this row is an unidentified mild customized 1953 Ford coupe.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:41 AM   #35
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I have a '52 Olds 98 and have studied those old black & white Life magazine photos in many occasions. She's really a beauty!
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:41 AM   #36
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I have been mailing some with a couple of guys from the Nethercutt Collection about the car, and they sent me some great photos from Jack's personal collection that I added to Kustomrama. One of them is this one:



As mentioned above, Jack is absolutely looking for his old custom, and I know he would appreciate all leads! Have anyone from the El Cajon area heard about Ronnie Smith? I guess he would have more information for us as he owned the car in 1960.
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Nice to see this one featured. Thanks Ryan.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:28 PM   #38
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Seems to me that in the Customs scene...it was pretty incestuous. I see the names: Barris, Watson, Gaylord frequently. Now they are beautiful cars, but was it the "scene" to have RICH boys having customs built for them....you know, cut a nice check and drive with class????????? vs. actual hotrodders building their own cars.

Don't get me wrong, they are beautiful cars and these guys are the top of the game, but jeez.

If I just cut a check for a BUILT car and paraded it around as MY CUSTOM, I would think the HAMB society would tar and feather me and say I didn't deserve such a car, right? why are these "owners" now held in esteem? I don't get it.

I have much more respect from someone without the deep pockets who builds their own rod (warts and all), that someone who buys a boutique custom. Hits me like the lawyer who buys a $50K harley and $5K worth of leathers for weekend diner hopping.


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True Dat! ... from Rikster's CUSTOM CAR CHRONICLE website:

"The Parking Lot Scene"

left row (from top to bottom):

* Earl Bruce’s 1940 Ford coupe
* Fuzzy Luscari’s 1940 Ford pickup
* Bob McNeil’s black Chuck Porter-built 1932 Ford three window coupe
* unidentified 1929 Ford highboy
* Jack Pere and Lou Banta’s red track nose model T Ford

middle row (from top to bottom):

* Bob Hirohata Barris built 1951 Mercury
* Ray More’s 1952 Ford which would later get a wonderful Larry Watson paint job in maroon and gold outlines
* Jay Johnston’s cream and orange version of his 1949 Ford

right row (from top to bottom):

* Tommy Thornburgh’s 1947 Studebaker convertible built by Barris
* Don Carroll’s 1949 Ford convertible built by Gaylord
* Jack Nethercutt’s Barris built 1952 Oldsmobile
* Buster Litton Barris/Cerny built 1949 Ford
* Chuck DeWitt’s Barris built 1950 Ford convertible
* Jesse Lopez Barris built 1941 Ford coupe but now owned by Danny Lares which can be seen by the longer piece of side trim on the hood, something Danny had Barris added to the car after he bought it from Jesse.
* The last car in this row is an unidentified mild customized 1953 Ford coupe.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:48 PM   #39
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There are some real heavy hitters in there: Hirohata, Jesse Lopez, Ralph Testa, Buster Litton, ...and I think that is even Marcia Campbell's car on the far end of the right-side row - All cars that are iconic to us custom freaks now.

What strikes me, is the number of people who see that poster now, with all the BIG name customs present...many times they gravitate right to the Nethercutt Olds and say something like 'wow, look at the heavy chop on that one.' Its a gorgeous car.

But where are the owners in that photo? I don't recognize anybody...didnt they hang behind their car in lawn chairs
Cleatus is that buster Litton polishing his roof?
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:56 PM   #40
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I don't know the spare dollars available for all the names above, but I do know a little about the middle row,, not big bucks guys at all. where I lived then, as well as now only the guys that are made famous by the magizines, are the KNOWN people. Some wealthy some not. But the Big Shows may have hundreds if not thousands of really nice cars, yet If any, just a few get ink.
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