The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 'Mo, Oct 21, 2016.
Thanks for all the beauty you gave the world. R.I.P.
Wow....guy sure had a collection of beautiful cars over the years...he's in good company up there these days
Godspeed Mr. Kustom you'll have great kompany up there.
Remember his cars...cool name too....
Awwww man. So sorry to hear this. I always anticipated his latest beautiful custom creation. He sure cranked out some great ones over the years. Definitely leaves a void in the custom community. He will be missed.
My condolences to his family and friends. Vaya con Dios, Mr. Zocchi..........E
Oh No!!!!!! what a bummer and what a loss to the Kustom community, I have known Rich for decades, he was one of the good guys and will be missed by many.
Just a few.
What the heck happened? His style was understated elegance and was true art. Met him at the Portland show a couple of years ago I believe. Really nice man as was as interested in what I was doing as I was in his. We have lost a great one!
His cars were always elegant and subtle. That pink/orangesicle? mopar in jivin jer's post is flat killer!
Sorry to read this. His cars were always unique. Always liked his Merc, too.
Sad news... always a fan of his Kustoms... RIP , God's Speed
His cars always had great style, function and profile, sad news that we hate hear, RIP Sir.
Rich's '56 Chrysler AND his '56 Mark II Continental are still two of my all-time favorite customs.
My sincere thoughts & prayers to his family.
Gosh! I am so sorry. He was a good man and a great stylist.
He was a master of his craft and will be missed.
There is now a very large gap to be filled in the custom car world.
Bugger, that's a shame!!
That guy had some 'style' in his builds.
As beautiful as this is today, it is a (chopped) recreation of the Pontiac Zocchi had Winfield build for him nearly 40 years before, when still new in 1962! What an enduring legacy.
The original. (c.1963)
Did Richard do the recreation, MO? The excellent chop gives the Poncho a whole new and interesting perspective.
Yes. He had Winfield handle the first one. For the recreation, he turned to Lucky 7 Customs. Marcos and Art Himsl nailed the paint job.
I too love the chop. But I still remember the impression the original car had on me in CC Magazine show coverage in 1963! (Before the fade.)
Met Richard at Santa Maria this year. Sorry to hear of his passing, such an artist.
The entire world of customs has lost a great artist and craftsman. I remember when he finished the '56 Lincoln and the coverage in the magazines was amazing. His family will be in my prayers tonight.
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