John Gomez’ 1957 Chevy Bel Air Custom circa 1963: image by James Handy NOTE: The custom was built in the Hayward, California shop of Joe Bailon. Joe extended and peaked the rear fenders and set 1959 Cadillac taillights into custom bezels. The custom rolled pan with nerf bars and a small grille was a pleasing change from stock. The side scoops mimic the 1958 Impala. The canted quad headlights were set above a tube grille and more nerf bars. Gene Winfield the applied one of his signature fade paint jobs in candy GOLD and red.