1956

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Bob Johnston's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster - The Tweedy Pie
Bruce Rosengren's 1936 Ford Cabriolet as it looked after Bruce had fixed it up in 1956.
Joe Brienza's 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe, of West Islip, New York, was restyled in 1956.
Harry Costa's 1941 Ford Convertible of San Francisco, California was restyled between 1953 and 1956. Harry, who was a member of the San Francisco Pacers, did most of the work himself. The car made it's debut at the 1956 Oakland Roadster Show.
Arvi Hänninen's 1949 Checker Coupe was completed in 1956. Arvi's Checker is one of the first custom cars of Finland.
The Caribbean version of Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline was restyled by Bailon's Custom Shop in 1956.
Joe Crisafulli's 1949 Ford Convertible outside Almaden School in 1956.
Milton Depuy's 1949 Ford of Cleveland, Ohio was restyled around 1956. Milton's Ford was sectioned 4 inches and fit with a 1951 Ford Victoria top.
The first version of Santo Vasques' 1950 Chevrolet was completed in 1956.
Sonny Morris' 1950 Mercury was restyled by Joe Bailon in 1956.
Phil Macchiarella's 1950 Plymouth four-door of Santa Clara, California was restyled and painted by fellow San Jose Rod and Wheelers member Joe Crisafulli. The first version of the car was completed around 1955/1956.
Ron Courtney's 1951 Ford of McMinnville, Oregon was restyled by Ron between 1954 and 1956. The car was known as the X-51, and it was the only custom Ron ever built.
George Kilgore's 1951 Chevrolet, restyled by Bill Bowman of California was completed in 1956
Jake Bultsma's 1951 Chevrolet Bel Air was restyled in 1956.
Don Chaves' 1953 Mercury After it was first restyled in 1956.
Bob Schremp's 1954 Chevrolet. Larry Watson scalloped Bob's car in 1956. It was the first car ever to carry a Watson scallop paint job.
The first version of Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air, The Moonglow, made its debut in 1956.
This pinstriped version of Louie Gaulrapp's 1954 Chevrolet was completed in 1956.
Martin Srabian and Morris Srabian's 1954 Ford Pickup, The Wild Kat, was completed in 1956. Restyled by Barris Kustoms, the Wild Kat is known as the first vehicle ever to feature quad headlight styling, beating Detroit by two years.
Jerry Malouf's 1954 Mercury Hardtop, of California was restyled by Competition Body Shop in 1956.
Dick Gonzales' 1955 Studebaker as it looked in 1956.
Larry DeLuca's 1956 Ford F-100 of Salt Lake City, Utah was restyled in 1956.
George Barris' 1956 Continental Mark II was restyled by Barris Kustoms in 1956. The Lincoln was George's personal driver, and he owned it for about a year.
A San Jose Rod and Wheelers group shot from 1956. Photo courtesy of Joe Crisafulli.
The second annual Tacoma Hot Rod Show was held March 2-4, 1956 at the Tacoma Armory in Tacoma, Washington.

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In 1956 Larry Watson painted his first scallop paint job on Bob Schremp's 1954 Chevrolet in his parents driveway.

In 1956, the cinema film A Strange Adventure was released.

Cars Built or Restyled in 1956

Bob Johnston's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster - The Tweedy Pie
Tony Guinasso's 1932 Chevrolet Business Coupe
Howard Hansel's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Jerry Sprague's 1932 Ford Roadster
George Montgomery's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Bruce Rosengren's 1936 Ford Cabriolet
Joe Brienza's 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Harry Costa's 1941 Ford Convertible
Arvi Hänninen's 1949 Checker Coupe
Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline - The Caribbean
Joe Crisafulli's 1949 Ford Convertible
Milton Depuy's 1949 Ford
Art Glah's 1949 Oldsmobile Convertible
Santo Vasques' 1950 Chevrolet
Sonny Morris' 1950 Mercury
George Kilgore's 1951 Chevrolet Business Coupe
Jake Bultsma's 1951 Chevrolet Bel Air
Ron Courtney's 1951 Ford - X-51
Ray Erickson's 1952 Ford Coupe
Don Chaves' 1953 Mercury
Bob Schremp's 1954 Chevrolet
Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet - The Moonglow
Louie Gaulrapp's 1954 Chevrolet
Martin Srabian and Morris Srabian's 1954 Ford Pickup - The Wild Kat
Jerry Malouf's 1954 Mercury Hardtop
Dick Gonzales' 1955 Studebaker
Larry DeLuca's 1956 Ford F-100
George Barris' 1956 Continental Mark II


Custom Cars and Hot Rod Show of 1956

Tacoma Hot Rod Show




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