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Brian Frederick's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe of Rockville, Connecticut. Brian is a founding member of the Ty-Rods of Rockville car club.
John Bozio's 1939 Buick Century Convertible of East Hartford, Connecticut. The Buick was John's first car, and he bought it from his cousin in 1951. It was already mildly customized when he got it, but it didn't take long before John restyled it further.
Nick Dunkavich's 1940 Hupmobile roadster of Meriden, Connecticut. Nick's Hupmobile was restyled in the early 1950s.
Jim and George Bernardo's 1948 GMC Pickup of Milford, Connecticut. Jim and George ran Bernardo Auto Body in Milford, and the truck acted as rolling advertisement and parts hauler for the shop. The build was completed around 1958 - 1959.
Ronald Asal's 1949 Chevrolet convertible of New Britain, Connecticut was restyled around 1956-1958.
James Pagliarulo's 1949 Ford Convertible, of Hartford, Connecticut.
John Bozio's 1953 Buick Roadmaster of East Hartford, Connecticut was restyled between 1956 and 1957.
Michael Malamphy's 1953 Plymouth Convertible, The Golden Aztec, of Ansonia, Connecticut was restyled around 1958.
Barry Atkins' 1955 Chevrolet of Columbia, Connecticut. The car was supposedly restyled in 1958, but the original owner and builder are unknown. Barry bought the old custom from Red McCormick of East Hartford, Connecticut in the early 1980s. He restored and restyled it further before he sold it in 1984.
Russ Meacham's 1955 Ford Thunderbird, of Vernon, Connecticut, as it appeared in 1960
Gary Broccoli's 1955 Mercury Monterey of West Haven, Connecticut. Gary's Mercury was restyled by Bernardo Auto Body.
Peter Chiraluce's 1956 Ford Victoria of West Haven, Connecticut. Peter's Ford was restyled by Bernardo Auto Body.
Roy Senior's 1956 Ford Victoria of West Haven, Connecticut was restyled around 1957-1958.
Jim and George Bernardo's 1957 Plymouth convertible of Milford, Connecticut. Jim and George ran Bernardo Auto Body in Milford, and they were specialists in unique finishes such as Metalic, Candy, Pearl and Metalflake. Their Plymouth was completed early in 1961, making its debut at the 1961 Hartford Autorama. It featured a Silver Metalflake paint job, making it one of the first Metalflaked cars.
Tom McHugh's 1957 Plymouth two door sedan of Norwalk, Connecticut. Tom's Plymouth was restyled by Bernardo Auto Body. in the late 1950s or the early 1960s.
John Hychko's 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk of Waterbury, Connecticut was restyled by John at his Valley Auto Body in 1959.
Jim Avery's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette of Waterbury, Connecticut, as it appeared in 1960.
Anglo Vacco's 1957 Ford convertible of Hamden, Connecticut was restyled around 1957-1958.
Bob Croatti's 1959 Ford Thunderbird of Milford, Connecticut. Bob's Thunderbird was restyled by Bernardo Auto Body. The build was completed in 1961, and it made its debut at the 1961 Hartford Autorama.
The 8th annual Hartford Autorama was held February 19 - 23, 1958 at the State Armory in Hartford, Connecticut.
The 11th annual Hartford Autorama was held February 22-26, 1961 at the Connecticut State Armory in Hartford, Connecticut.
Red McCormick's 1950 Cadillac Roadster of East Hartford, Connecticut. The design of the car was inspired by the 1953 Cadillac LeMans concept car, and according to later owner Charles Marshall it was supposedly built in New Jersey in the 1960s. Joe sold the car circa 1985 - 1987.


Hot Rods of Connecticut

Bob Yeomans' 1930 Chrysler
Joseph Beaudoin's 1930 Ford Roadster
Jerry Herold's 1931 Ford Coupe
Alfred A. Berton's 1932 Ford Roadster
Brian Frederick's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Henry Fitting Jr's 1934 Ford


Custom Cars of Connecticut

John Bozio's 1939 Buick Century Convertible
Nick Dunkavich's 1940 Hupmobile Roadster
Jim Ferrara's 1941 Mercury Convertible
Jim and George Bernardo's 1948 GMC Pickup
Joe Boccuzzi's 1949 Chevrolet Convertible
Ronald Asal's 1949 Chevrolet Convertible
Ed Sterling's 1949 Ford Convertible
James Pagliarulo's 1949 Ford Convertible
Red McCormick's 1950 Cadillac Roadster
George Salley's 1950 Ford Sedan
James Karcher's 1950 Ford - Yankee Clipper
Mat Porcello's 1952 Mercury
John Bozio's 1953 Buick Roadmaster
Archie Moore's 1953 Nash-Healey
Tom Bacon's 1953 Studebaker
Michael Malamphy's 1953 Plymouth Convertible - The Golden Aztec
Russ Meacham's 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Phil Rapuano's 1954 Ford
Richard Piscatelli's 1954 Mercury
Barry Atkins' 1955 Chevrolet
Gary Broccoli's 1955 Mercury Monterey
Peter Chiraluce's 1956 Ford Victoria
Roy Senior's 1956 Ford Victoria
John Hychko's 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk - The Polynesian
Jim Avery's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Anglo Vacco's 1957 Ford Convertible
Fred Altschuler's 1957 Ford Convertible
Russell Grady's 1957 Oldsmobile - The Oriental
Jim and George Bernardo's 1957 Plymouth Convertible
Tom McHugh's 1957 Plymouth Two Door Sedan
Bob Croatti's 1959 Ford Thundrbird


Custom Body Shops of Connecticut

Bernardo Auto Body
Valley Auto Body


Upholsterers of Connecticut

Harold Block


Car Clubs of Connecticut

Adaptors of Hartford
Black Road Auto Club
Blue Hills Road Runners
Cams of Connecticut
Carbs of Hartford
Downshifters of Westport
Headers of West Hartford
Hot Heads of East Hartford
Motor Mounts of Bloomfield
Ty-Rods of Rockville


Car Shows of Connecticut

Hartford Autorama
Hot Rod & Kustom Fall Out


Citizens of Connecticut

Alfred A. Berton
Anglo Vacco
Barry Atkins
Bob Croatti
Bob Harris
Bob Yeomans
Ed Sterling
Fred Altschuler
Gary Broccoli
George Bernardo
George Salley
Harold Block
Henry Fitting Jr
James Pagliarulo
Jerry Herold
Jim Avery
Jim Bernardo
Jim Ferrara
Joe Boccuzzi
John Bozio
John Hychko
Joseph Beaudoin
Mat Porcello
Michael Malamphy
Nick Dunkavich
Paul Dorey
Peter Chiraluce
Phil Rapuano
Red McCormick
Richard Piscatelli
Ronald Asal
Roy Senior
Russ Meacham
Tom Bacon





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