I thought it was a nice idear to put a spotlight on some of the Great custom car builders of the past and recent years. I would like to do a post so every now and then showing some of the highlights, and perhaps some of the lesser know custom cars that came out of these Custom Builders shops. Wherever I have info I will place it along the photo's and hopefully others will add photo's and or more info. For the first Spotlight I would like to start with the Ayala Brothers. Gil and Al Ayala have been customizing cars from the beginning of customizing. All of thier customs have beautiful flowing lines, lots of attention to detail. Fadeaway fenders seem to be one of theire trademarks as well as "fast" customs. They raced several of thiere custom cars at the lakes with good result. Below a very nice ad from a '50 Motor Trend magazine, showing the '40 Mercury with full fadeway front fenders and '49 Caddy rear fenders. A very unussual car... and the more photo's I have seen of it the better I like it. I still would like to see some more photo's of the car beeing finished in very glossy black paint. One of the greatest magazine covers of all time is this colorized photo of several of Ayal built customs. In the midle work is done to the 40 Merc. Most of the body work is done and here it still has the original headlights. Later it would get some extended molded in headlights (I personally like the first version better) The second Car is Hank Griffith's 42 Ford with again full fadeaway fenders andagain Caddy rear fenders, this time from a '50 Caddy.