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Bo Sandberg's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster, Purple Passion, of Stockholm, Sweden. The build was completed around 1965.
Palle Eriksson's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster of Stockholm, Sweden. The first version of Palle's rod was shown at the 1965 Hot Rod Show in Stockholm.
Dick Kalivoda and John Hamlin's 1925 Ford Modified Model T Roadster of Seattle, Washington. The car had a racing past when Dick bought it, and the car is also known as Ed Norton & Armie Marion's 1925 Ford Model-T Roadster. Dick bought the car from Ed and Armie in the late 1950s,and he hit the strip with it in 1960.
Steve Scott's Uncertain-T of Reseda, California. The build was started in 1960, and completed in 1965.
Bo Huff's 1927 Ford Model T Bucket, of Salt Lake City as it appeared in 1964.
Jerry McGinnis' 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Bengt Wennergren's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster of Enskedefältet in Stockholm, Sweden was built by Bengt between 1962 and 1966.
Bill Leslie's 1931 Ford Model A Coupe was built in Buffalo, New York in 1964.
Gunnar Johansson's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe of Sweden. This is Gunnar's coupe as it appeared in 1965
The first version of Göran Silfors' 1932 Ford roadster of Sweden as it appeared in 1965. Gøran's roadster was named "Early Bird"
Jonas Qvarnström's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster of Sweden as it appeared when it was first completed in 1965.
Lars-Erik Johansson's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster, of Stockholm, Sweden, was completed in 1966. Named "The Orange Fink", Lars Erik's roadster was known as the lowest showrod of Sweden at the time.
The first version of Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford Roadster, of Huddinge in Stockholm, Sweden, was completed in 1963. At the time there were about 30 hot rods in Sweden.
The second version of Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford Roadster, of Huddinge in Stockholm, Sweden, was completed in 1964. This version was painted Marigold Metalflake..
Lew Wolff's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe was built and raced by Downriver Modified member Lew Wolff in the mid 1960s.
Roland Larsson's 1932 Ford Roadster was built in Sweden during the winter of 1959/1960.
Sven Sandberg's 1932 Ford 5-Window coupe of Stockholm, Sweden. Sven started the build, known as the Glowing Coupe, in 1961. The first version was shown in 1965, featuring a paint job by Bo Sandberg of Yankee Customs.
Per Arne Knudsen's 1934 Ford Cabriolet of Oslo, Norway. The build was started around 1964 - 1965, and completed in 1969. Once completed the vehicle licensing department refused to approve the build. After several attempts, Per Arne gave up fighting the law, and he sold the car to Ludvig Bjørnstad. Ludvig turned the hot rod into a drag racer, and it became one of the first Norwegian cars to ever compete in an organized drag race.
Bob Davis' 1935 Ford 5-Window Coupe of Long Beach, California was restyled in 1960. Bob was a member of the Lords of Wilmington car club.
Göran Silfors' 1936 Ford Sedan of Sweden as it appeared in 1965.
Pete Limpert's 1936 Ford tudor sedan of Gardena, California. Pete built the car in the early to mid 1960s. Around 1966/1967 it received hydraulic lifts by Dennis "Red" Pierce.
Rich Vachata's 1936 Ford Convertible of Berwyn, Illinois. Rich was a member of the Bearing Busters of Berwyn, and the other members in the club helped him build the car. The first version was completed in 1959. In 1960 fellow club member Dave Puhl gave the car a scallop paint job. This version of the car was named the Beach Comber.
Harry Fry's 1937 Ford cabriolet of Spring City, Pennsylvania. Harry was a member of the Brick Dusters of Spring City car club, and he ran a paint shop called Fryer's.The Ford was completed in the early 1960s, and Jack owned it until he passed away in 2002.
Hasse Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible of Huddinge in Stockholm, Sweden as it appeared in the early 1960s. Bo Sandberg and his girlfriend Morris gave the car a flame paint job in 1962.
John Sak's 1941 Ford Convertible of Syracuse, New York. Named "Barbie" after his wife, the build was started in 1957 and completed in 1960. "Barbie" was John's third 1941 Ford custom.
Roger Squires' 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline was restyled by Roger Squires of Torrance, California in the late 1960s. Known as "Pastime", the car is a surviving example of the early lowrider style, and it was engineered and built to a standard that was unusual for the time. The first version of Roger's Fleetline was completed around 1968.
Per Ivar Kolgrov's 1948 Mercury Convertible of Oslo, Norway was restyled around 1963/1964. The car is known as the first custom cars of Norway.
Bengt Wennergren's 1949 Ford of Enskedefältet in Stockholm, Sweden. When Bengt bought the Ford, the rear end was already restyled by Leif "Grillkorven" Rose. The build was completed in 1963.
Marshall's 1951 Chevrolet, of Long Beach, California, as it appeared in 1966. The flames were applied by Marshall in 1965.
Tim Smith's 1951 Ford Victoria of Tacoma, Washington was restyled by Dick Page in 1965.
Einar Valsjø's 1952 Mercury of Trondheim, Norway was one of the first custom cars of Norway. The build was completed around 1963.
Art Fortin's 1953 Ford Sunliner Convertible, of Adams, Massachusetts, was started in 1960 and completed in 1962.
Jarle Pedersen's 1953 Mercury was owned and restyled by Jarle Pedersen of Oslo, Norway in the mid 1960s.
Al Peirish's 1954 Ford Skyliner of Inglewood, California was restyled by Don Roberts of Bear Custom Shop in 1962. Al's Skyliner was one of the last customs to come out of Don's shop.
The second version of John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury of Parsippany, New Jersey was restyled by Korky's Kustom Shop. The car, named The Mysterian, made its debut February 17, 1960 at the Hartford Autorama.
Arne Lindstrand's 1955 Chevrolet of Stockholm, Sweden. Arne's Chevrolet was restyled in the early 1960s. This is how it appeared at the Hot Rod Show in Stockholm in 1965.
Don Brock's 1955 Chevrolet of Salt Lake City, Utah as it appeared around 1961 Don was a member of the Crusaders of Salt Lake City car club.
Larry Quatrone's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria was painted candy gold and lime by Larry Watson in 1960.
Larry Nixon's 1956 Chevrolet Nomad of Tacoma, Washington received a custom paint job by Dick Page in 1967.
Oscar and Ernesto Ruelas' 1956 Chevrolet of East Los Angeles, California. Oscar and Ernesto were founding members of the Duke's car club, and their Chevrolet, known as Mr. Know it All, received a custom paint job by Joe Andersen at Joe Andersen's Custom Shop in the mid 1960s.
The second version of Don Von Dwingelo's 1956 Ford Thunderbird made its debut in 1960.
Gene Boucher's 1956 Ford, The Marquis, was restyled by Bill Cushenbery of Cushenbery Custom Shop. The build took two and a half year to complete, and it made its debut in January of 1962.
Sven Sandberg's 1956 Ford Sunliner convertible of Stockholm, Sweden. Sven's Sunliner was completed in 1964, featuring a Burgundy Mist paint job by his brother Bo Sandberg. Bo ran a custom shop named Yankee Customs.
Doug Osterman's 1957 DeSoto of San Jose, California. Doug's Desoto was first restyled by Flyer Tabata at Flyers Body Shop in 1959. In 1960 it was taken to Joe Bailon of Bailon Custom Shop for a makeover. This version received one of Bailon's signature Candy Apple Red paint jobs.
Hans Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1957 DeSoto of Enskedefältet in Stockholm, Sweden was built in the early 1960s. Hans and Kjelle belonged to a little club called Sill Drivers, and they were often called "Sillarna". This photo shows the car as it appeared in 1964.
Matti Johanson's 1957 Ford of Sweden. Matti's "Ranchero" was built from a station wagon. This is how it appeared in 1965.
Red Pierce's 1957 Oldsmobile as it looked in the mid 1960s. Red's Olds was fit with hydraulic lifts all around.
Steve Drale's 1958 Cadillac Brougham was mildly restyled in 1965.
Bruce Schwartz' 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air - The "Blue Car"
Dennis McKee's 1958 Chevrolet Impala of Torrance, California. Dennis' Impala was restyled in 1962, and it received a pearl Tangerine paint job by Joe Andersen of Joe Andersen's Custom Shop in the Summer of 1962.
Doug Osterman's 1958 Chevrolet Corvette of San Jose, California. Doug's mild Corvette was restyled in 1961.
Joe Hurst's 1958 Chevrolet Impala was restyled and fit with lifts in the mid 1960s.
Forest Cutler's 1959 Chevrolet Impala was built in South Dakota in the early 1960s.
Harald Sannum's 1959 Chevrolet Impala was restyled in 1965, and it is known as one of the first full custom cars of Norway.
Sven Sandberg's 1959 Chevrolet Impala of Stockholm, Sweden. The car was originally a two-door hardtop, but Sven cut the roof off it and fit it with a tonneau cover in 1965.
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird of Älvesjö in Stockholm, Sweden. This version of Bo's first Thunderbird was completed in 1962.
The Surfin Bird version of Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird of Älvesjö in Stockholm, Sweden was completed in 1964.
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird of Stockholm, Sweden. Bo's Thunderbird, named the Wild Bird was completed in 1966. Bo ran a custom, paint and parts shop called Yankee Customs.
Mark Jorgenson's 1960 Chevrolet Impala was restyled in the mid 1960s featuring lifts up front by Dick & Ron's and a pearl blue fadeaway paint job by Joe Andersen's Custom Shop.
Mike Perello's 1960 Ford Starliner was restyled and fit with hydraulics in 1964.
Joe Hurst's 1961 Buick Electra was restyled in 1965.
Mike Smith's 1962 Chevrolet Impala was restyled in the mid 1960s.
Mike Smith's 1965 Buick Riviera was restyled in the mid 1960s
Howard Gribble's 1961 Ford Starliner of Torrance, California was restyled by Carl Darling and Howard Gribble. The build was completed early in 1966. Unfortunately a truck smashed one side of the car shortly thereafter.
Carl Darling's 1961 Ford Starliner was restyled around 1967/1968.
Jim Robertson's 1961 Ford of Simi Valley, California. Jim's Ford was restyled in 1969, and it featured a fadeaway paint job by Bill Carter of Carter Pro Paint and pinstriping by Walt Prey.
Sandy Gordon's 1961 Pontiac Bonnveille Convertible received a fadeaway paint job by Joe Andersen's Custom Shop in the summer of 1965.
Bob Nordskog's 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, The Asteroid, was restyled by Barris Kustoms in 1963.
Jim Boyd's 1963 Ford of California. By 1965 Jim's Ford had been fit with hydraulic lifts up front. It would later receive lifts in the rear as well, along with some custom modifications and a Larry Watson paint job.
Bob Guilbault's 1963 Pontiac Bonneville. Bob was a member of the San Fernando Valley Illusions car club.
Alexander Ruelas' 1965 Chevrolet Impala was originally restyled by Bill Hines around 1966/1967.
Dennis Unea's 1959 Chevrolet Impala was restyled by Bill Hines in 1969.
Allen Duke's 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS of Wilmington, California. Allen's lifted Impala went through several changes between 1965 and 1969. This was how it appeared after Carl Darling had given it a pearl blue paint job with a light cobweb effect on the side panels during the summer of 1967.
Allen Duke's 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS, of Wilmington, California, as it appeared in 1968, after Carl Darling had given it a more spectacular custom paint job.
Allen Duke's 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS of Wilmington, California as it appeared in 1969, after it had been turned into Bloody Mary.
The Reactor is an aluminum show-car built by Gene Winfield of Winfield's Custom Shop in 1965. Once completed, the car appeared in several television series. Gene bought the Reactor and restored it in time for the 50th Oakland Roadster Show in 1999.
The first version of Bob Huffman's 1965 Chevrolet, of Norwalk, California, featuring a bumperless front end design, restyled rear end and Hydraulics on all four corners was completed in 1966.
The second version of Bob Huffman's 1965 Chevrolet Impala, of Norwalk, California, was based on a design by Harry Bradley. The car was restyled by Bob and Tom Chafin. The build was completed in 1968.
Jim Arkin's 1965 Chevrolet Impala of San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California received a full custom paint job by Joe Andersen's Custom Shop and lifts on all four corners by Dick & Ron's in the summer of 1966.
Jim Arkin's 1965 Chevrolet Impala as it appeared after Joe Andersen of Joe Andersen's Custom Shop had repainted it black pearl with cobweb in 1967.
Dave Stuckey's 1965 Pontiac Catalina of Wichita, Kansas was restyled in 1969. The car was Dave's personal driver, and it was sectioned, chopped, channeled and lowered.
Bo Sandberg's Cool Cat. The Cool Cat was a customized Jaguar E-Type built by Bo Sandberg of of Yanke Customs in Älvesjö, Stockholm, Sweden. The build was completed in 1967, featuring a a red and pink Metalflake paint job.
Jerry Woodward's X2000 of Provo, Utah was completed in 1962. The futuristic creation was a featured car at the 1962 National Roadster Show.
Dick & Ron's Custom of Huntington Park, California propably installed more lifts then anyone else in the 1960s. Photo courtesy of Mike Davis.
Custom painter Dick Kalivoda's business card. Dick was from Seattle, Washington. Photo courtesy of Dick Page.
The 2nd annual Tridents Rod and Custo-Rama was held November 16-23, 1961 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.
The 1964 Pacific Northwest Motorama was held November 6 - 8, 1964 at the Tacoma Armory in Tacoma, Washington. The show was presented by the Tacoma Toppers car club.
The 1965 Winternationals was held January 28 - February 7, 1965, consisting of the Winternationals Custom Auto Fair and the Winternationals Championship Drag Races.
The 1965 Pacific Northwest Motorama was held November 5 - 7, 1965 at the Tacoma Armory in Tacoma, Washington. The show was presented by the Tacoma Toppers car club.


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Contents

Lowriders

The first hydraulic lifts were installed on custom and show cars in the late 1950s. In the early to mid 1960s most cars running around with hydraulics were considered custom cars. As the trend started moving towards nice, clean cars, most lowriders in the mid to late 1960s weren't considered customs anymore due to their lack of body modifications. The mainstream automotive press began to recognize the importance of lowriding, and used the term as early as 1966 to describe cars like Jerry Cohen's 1948 Chevrolet.[1]


Hot Rods of the 1960s

Steve Scott's Uncertain-T
Bo Sandberg's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster - Purple Passion
Palle Eriksson's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster
Bo Huff's 1927 Ford Model T Bucket
Jerry McGinnis' 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Bengt Wennergren's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Bill Leslie's 1931 Ford Model A Coupe
Gunnar Johansson's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Jonas Qvarnström's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Lars-Erik Johansson's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster - The Orange Fink
Göran Silfors' 1932 Ford Roadster - Early Bird
Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford Roadster
Lew Wolff's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Roland Larsson's 1932 Ford Roadster
Sven Sandberg's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe - The Glowing Coupe
Per Arne Knudsen's 1934 Ford Cabriolet


Custom Cars of the 1960s

Bob Davis' 1935 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Göran Silfors' 1936 Ford Sedan
Pete Limpert's 1936 Ford Tudor Sedan
Rich Vachata's 1936 Ford Convertible
Harry Fry's 1937 Ford Cabriolet
Hasse Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible
Gary Overby's 1940 Chevrolet Coupe
Don Moore's 1940 Ford Coupe
John Sak's 1941 Ford Convertible
Roger Squires' 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline - Pastime
Per Ivar Kolgrov's 1948 Mercury Convertible
Bengt Wennergren's 1949 Ford
Gary Overby's 1949 Ford
Ken Bausert's 1950 Mercury Convertible
Marshall's 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline
Tim Smith's 1951 Ford Victoria
Einar Valsjø's 1952 Mercury
Art Fortin's 1953 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Jarle Pedersen's 1953 Mercury
Buddy Katlik's 1953 Plymouth 4-Door Sedan
Dick and Doris Vanadrigham's 1954 Chevrolet
Al Peirish's 1954 Ford Skyliner
John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury - The Mysterian
Arne Lindstrand's 1955 Chevrolet
Don Brock's 1955 Chevrolet
Leif Helander's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible
Larry Quatrone's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria
Larry Nixon's 1956 Chevrolet Nomad
Oscar and Ernesto Ruelas' 1956 Chevrolet
Don Von Dwingelo's 1956 Ford Thunderbird
Gene Boucher's 1956 Ford - The Marquis
Sven Sandberg's 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Dave Jenkins' 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Doug Osterman's 1957 DeSoto
Hans Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1957 DeSoto
Matti Johanson's 1957 Ford Ranchero
Red Pierce's 1957 Oldsmobile
Steve Drale's 1958 Cadillac Brougham
Bruce Schwartz' 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air - The "Blue Car"
Dennis McKee's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Doug Osterman's 1958 Chevrolet Corvette
Joe Hurst's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
John and Rebecca Hackler's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Dennis Unea's 1959 Chevrolet Impala
Forest Cutler's 1959 Chevrolet Impala
Harald Sannum's 1959 Chevrolet Impala
Sven Sandberg's 1959 Chevrolet Impala
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird - Surfin Bird
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird - The Wild Bird
Mark Jorgenson's 1960 Chevrolet Impala
Calvin Wilkes' 1960 Ford - The Candy Cane
Geno Janokowski's 1960 Ford - The Black Jack
Mike Perello's 1960 Ford Starliner
Joe Hurst's 1961 Buick Electra
Carl Darling's 1961 Ford Starliner
Howard Gribble's 1961 Ford Starliner
Jim Robertson's 1961 Ford
Sandy Gordon's 1961 Pontiac Bonnveille Convertible
Mike Smith's 1962 Chevrolet Impala
The Pacifica
Richard Zocchi's 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
Bob Nordskog's 1963 Chevrolet Corvette - The Asteroid
Ray Farhner's 1963 Chevrolet Corvette - Outer Limits
Jim Boyd's 1963 Ford
Bob Guilbault's 1963 Pontiac Bonneville
Allen Duke's 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
Mike Smith's 1965 Buick Riviera
Alexander Ruelas' 1965 Chevrolet Impala
Bob Huffman's 1965 Chevrolet Impala
Jim Arkin's 1965 Chevrolet Impala
Nick Hoogoian's 1965 Chevrolet Malibu
Dave Stuckey's 1965 Pontiac Catalina
Bob Stepanion's 1966 Chevrolet El Camino
Bo Sandberg's Cool Cat


Competition Cars of the 1960s

Dick Kalivoda and John Hamlin's 1925 Ford Modified Model T Roadster


Custom Creations of the 1960s

The Calico Surfer
Jerry Woodward's X2000
The Reactor


Hot Rod, Custom Car and Lowrider Clubs of the 1960s

Bay Cities Conservatives
Bearing Busters of Berwyn
DI-Gammas of Seattle
Downriver Modified
Duke's
Golden Gears of Daly City
Londeaus of Oakland
Lords of Wilmington
Nomads of Oakland
Nor-Way Custom
Pan Draggers of Fresno
San Fernando Valley Illusions
Saints of Sydney
Spades of Melbourne
Tridents
Viking Custom


Custom Body Shops of the 1960s

Barris Kustoms
Bear Custom Shop
Farhner Custom Shop
Flyers Body Shop
Heinrichs Auto
Renewal Body Shop
Trend Automotive
Yankee Customs


Custom Paint Shops of the 1960s

Bo's Paints
Carter Pro Paint
Joe Andersen's Custom Shop
Kent's Customs
Korky's Kustom Shop
Mr B's Custom Shop
Watson's House of Style


Custom Painters of the 1960s

Dave Puhl
Dick Kalivoda


Pinstripers of the 1960s

Walt Prey


Hydraulic Lift Shops of the 1960s

Red
Dick & Ron's


Speed Shops of the 1960s

Bill Frick Motors


Custom Wheels and Accessories Shops of the 1960s

Mr. M's


Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows of the 1960s

Buffalo Autorama
Hot Rod Show
Pacific Northwest Motorama
Rochester's National Auto Review
Syracuse Autorama
Tridents Rod and Custo-Rama
Winternationals Custom Auto Fair


Drag Racing Events of the 1960s

Detroit NHRA Nationals
Winternationals Championshop Drag Races


References

  1. Lowrider By Paige R. Penland




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