The Vincent ’39 by Carrillo Customs

Thursday, May 19, 2022
The Vincent ’39 by Carrillo Customs

I don’t know when I started following Carrillo Customs Speed & Coach on Instagram, but I’ve always enjoyed seeing what Josh and his San Luis Obispo County-based shop… continue reading »

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The Shampoo Truck

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The Shampoo Truck

Last week, I got into a conversation with myself comparing and contrasting the work of Joe Wilhelm and Joe Bailon. It got so intense that I eventually found… continue reading »

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The Vandergriff Chrysler

Monday, May 9, 2022
The Vandergriff Chrysler

Back in 2007, I somehow managed to get up the nerve to ask one of my heroes for an interview. At the time, I didn’t know Gary Howard… continue reading »

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The Clif Inman ’57 Chrysler

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
The Clif Inman ’57 Chrysler

If I had to name one car that influenced more late customizers than any other, I would probably chose the Clif Inman ’57 Chrysler. In fact, I’ve talked… continue reading »

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Ol’ Uncle Jesse

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Ol’ Uncle Jesse

Ryan’s post yesterday about the 1955-56 Ford truck nameplates reminded me of the old ’56 Ford F100 I owned well over 20 years ago. It was nothing special… continue reading »

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An Interview with Manuel Reyes

Friday, April 15, 2022
An Interview with Manuel Reyes

When it comes to hot rods and custom cars, there’s nothing better than working with your friends. That’s especially true when you have friends like Manuel Reyes—an acclaimed… continue reading »

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Stude Italia

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Stude Italia

In early 1953, Studebaker lifted the cloak off the new Commander and the general public looked on with bewilderment. It wasn’t that they didn’t like what they saw,… continue reading »

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A Detroit Autorama Pictorial by Xander Cesari

Friday, April 1, 2022
A Detroit Autorama Pictorial by Xander Cesari

Plans stress me out. Not in the way you might think. It’s not that I don’t want to go to things. My real problem is when I double… continue reading »

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