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Customs Rik Hoving's FIRST Custom Car book

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rikster, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. twochops
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,510


    Hey, Rik -- Are you planning on using the photo I sent
    you for your book? My nephew wants to know if you
    are going to make him world famous. LOL
    (He referred to the photo as when he was a dork.)
    Best of Luck with your book.
    Bill (TwoChops)

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  2. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    He better start practicing on his autograph.
  3. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Another tease photo on my Jack Stewart Ford Book. Despite the title, this book is about a lot more than just the Jack Stewart 1941 Ford. This photo shows one of the many pages devoted to other interesting Custom Cars. The second owner of the Jack Stewart 1941 Ford, Jim Skonzakes (aka Street) owned several other very interesting Custom Cars. One of them was a 1949 Buick convertible which was partly built at the Barris Shop. This photo "shows" the page of the book were the early version of this car is show. The book contains several very nice and never before published color photos of this car, both in its early Tokay Beige color and its later dark Purple and lavender color. The photo taken from the loose print proof pages does not show to much... thats why its a tease!


    And this photo shows a part of one of the many great mid 1950's photos of the Jack Stewart Ford (and other cars) from the Bob Drake Collection.


    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  4. resto-rodder
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 59


    Great job on researching and putting the book together! Looking forward to purchasing a copy.
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,222

    from Colorado

    OH YEA , I will be buying one.
  6. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    My Jack Stewart Ford book is almost ready now. The binder is working on them since last week and will get the first run to me next week Monday. I have the website for the publishing company Kustom Kar Books up and running and I'm ready to take on PRE-Orders.
    If you want your book to arrive before Christmas I advise you to pre-order the book now. Then I will prepare the shipping and once the books arrive next week I will just put the books in and off to the postoffice as fast as possible. Of course I cannot guarantee before Christmas delivery, since I cannot control the Postal Services, but with a 2-3 week delivery advice from the Postal Service I say there is a very good change it will work.
    I hope everybody will enjoy the book as much as I do.

    For those who want to have the book signed by me. I have created an option for this once you get to the "buy it now" Click on "book options"
    The Jack Stewart Ford Book can be ordered here:


    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  7. superleggera
    Joined: Nov 16, 2005
    Posts: 179


    Ordered / paid. Congratulations for doing what a lot of people talk about -- writing a book about something they are passionate about -- and actually doing it and following it through to completion. Hopefully you have great success with this book and maybe one day we might see more on another great custom?
  8. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    Wow, 210 pages, color, hardcover, and 36€ ?? That is as honest as it can get.
  9. radio_king
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 398


    Ordered!!Can`t wait..
  10. ausbuick
    Joined: Jan 31, 2011
    Posts: 676


    All paid up Rik.
    Thanks for sharing the journey with us.
    So do you sign all to each person?
    Cheers Darren
  11. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Thanks Darren.

    And yes I will sign it to each buyer who wants a signed copy.
  12. ausbuick
    Joined: Jan 31, 2011
    Posts: 676


  13. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,694


    Very Cool Rik!!
  14. Tim Morris
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 22

    Tim Morris

    Toronto is getting at least one copy.
    Thanks for doing this.
  15. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 15,050


    We've been waiting for you to do a book for years. Hopefully this will be the first of
    many others to be published.

    Happy Trails, Mick
  16. Order confirmatino is in my hands, now I have to wait patiently for the book. I hope you sell out fast.
  17. Mudslinger
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,964


    Ordered one today. Thanks Rikster I know you been killing yourself in the wee hours of the night on this.
  18. jivin jer
    Joined: Sep 14, 2008
    Posts: 3,089

    jivin jer

    Just ordered one, missed the signed copy part. Ready to do what I can to make this work. Congradulations again Rik.
  19. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Will sign it for you Jerry.
  20. finkd
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,500

    Alliance Vendor

    I JUST ORDERED one . will you sign it also please. and thanks for all you do, Us kustom junkies really enjoy it !!!
  21. I'm bringing mine to GNRS to get it signed by Jack Stewart as well.
  22. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,722

    from Nor Cal

    Awesome Rik! I can't wait to get a copy!!
  23. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Another update on the status of the book.

    The books are on their way. Today they will be delivered at Palle Johansen's place.
    I will be driving up to Palle in Denmark to pick them up and drive them back to the Kustom Kar Books headquarters.
    I will start shipping the books that have been ordered so far on Monday.
    Thanks for all of you who have ordered the book so far. Looking forward to hear what you think of it when you get them in the mail.

  24. jick
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 376

    from london

    thanks for all your hard work and enthusiasm Rik! i've just placed an order.

  25. attitudor
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,975

    from Finland

    Ordered & paid. Thanks Rik! :)
  26. emiliedk
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
    Posts: 614

    from denmark

    finally the books are here..Rik just left with a huge stash of books!and probably hit the KKB headquarter in like 8 hours..

    was he happy!??


    you bet he was. we spend the hole evening/night with your friend Tim Kirkegaard, talking about the book..the cars, and the trip to GNRS in january. good times!

    heres Tim and Rik:



    i am sure Rik will post some later..just couldnt wait to let the cat out!
    you better order your copy today!

  27. Michelley
    Joined: May 6, 2011
    Posts: 104


    Just ordered ours!
    Fab-b-b-ulous! Br-r-r-illiant!
    Last edited: May 16, 2014
  28. Kustombuick
    Joined: Apr 8, 2001
    Posts: 300


    Hey Rik, The book looks great, cant wait to see it. Are you going to do a "Pre-Pay" for pick-up at the GNRS, Dont want to get my copy then lug it down to L.A. so you and Jack can sign it. Thanks...Alan
  29. Santa just ordered mine. :)

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  30. robwizard
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 19


    Where can I order a copy? And do you ship to the UK?


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