Kustomrama Photo Archive

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In the Kustomrama Photo Archive you will find traditional hot rod and custom related photos dug out from albums and treasure chests all over the world. So far the archive contains photos from the collections of Brad Masterson, Bud Unger, George Contaoi, Howard Gribble, Dave Jenkins, Fred Austin, Jim Arkin, John Bozio, Richard "Korky" Korkes, Joe Crisafulli, Marty McDonough, Mickey Ellis, Ron Dragoo, Bengt Wennergren, Håkan Lindell, Per Arne Knudsen, Joe Brienza, Chuck Quesnel, Joanna Quesnel, Gordy Brown, Jim Kierstead, Ola Hegseth and Sondre Kvipt. If YOU have any photos to share, mail us at mail@kustomrama.com.


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The Bill Boren Photo Collection
Bill Boren was an active member of the Culver City Screwdrivers in the 1940s and the 1950s. He and Jerry Keldrauk were a regular sight at the dry lakes with their track nosed 1932 Ford Sedan. Unfortunately Bill passed away in September of 2014, but his memory lives on on Kustomrama as his daughter Karen has scanned and shared his old albums with us.
Click here to check out The Bill Boren Photo Collection



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The Håkan Lindell Photo Collection
Håkan Lindell, was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1948. Around 1956/1957 he moved to Ventura, California with his mother. He lived there for some years, before moving back to Sweden In June of 1964. Håkan was 16 years old at the time, and he moved in next door to Hans Broberg in Enskedefältet in Stockholm. Hans was an active hot rodder at the time, and he introduced Håkan to many Swedish hot rodders and custom car builders.Click here to check out The Håkan LindellPhoto Collection



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The Per Arne Knudsen Photo Collection
Per Arne Knudsen is a Norwegian hot rod pioneer. Per Arne's glowing interest for hot rods was sparked when he found an American hot rod magazine at a newsstand at Koppang station in Østerdalen of Norway in the early 1960s. Per Arne has been kind enough to share some of his old photos and stories with Kustomrama.
Click here to check out the Per Arne Knudsen Photo Collection



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The Joe Kizis Photo Collection
Joe Kizis was an East Coast car show promoter from Milford, Connecticut. In 1951 he held an indoor car show in Hartford, Connecticut that he promoted as the Hartford Autorama. The show went on to be one of the biggest indoor hot rod and custom car shows on the East Coast scene. Thanks to the crew at New England Speed & Custom Joe Kizis' photo collection has been scanned and saved with Kustomrama.
The Joe Kizis Photo Collection



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The Brian Frederick Photo Collection
Brian Frederick of Rockville, Connecticut is one out of five founding members of the Ty-Rods of Rockville auto club. The club was established in a small garage in 1959, and it is still active today. Brian took a lot of photos of hot rods and customs in the 1950s and 1960s, and thanks to the fine crew at New England Speed & Custom this collection has now been digitalized and shared with Kustomrama.
The Brian Frederick Photo Collection



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The Marty McDonough Photo Collection
Marty McDonough of Pathrump, Nevada was actively involved in drag racing in the 1957 - 1962 era, before it became too expensive. Marty knew how to use his camera, and his collection spans from the mid 1950s up until today.
The Marty McDonough Photo Collection



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The Bengt Wennergren Photo Collection
Bengt Wennergren is an early Swedish hot rodder, customizer and a drag racing pioneer. Bengt has been into hot rods and customs since the late 1950s. He has been around the world, and he brought his camera along on the journey. Bengt has an extensive collection of old photos that he has shared with Kustomrama.
Click here to check out The Bengt Wennergren Photo Collection



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The Jim Arkin Photo Collection
Jim Arkin of Los Angeles, California. Jim grew up in Sun Valley, in the east part of San Fernando Valley. During high school he was a member of the San Fernando Valley Tyrants car club, and he drove a 1956 Ford Victoria. After high school he attended Valley Jr. College where he meet some guys involved with "lowriders". They decided to start the San Fernando Valley Illusions car club.
Click here to check out The Jim Arkin Photo Collection



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The Howard Gribble Photo Collection
Howard Gribble is a well known photographer and lowrider and custom car historian from Torrance, California. Having an interest for photography and a lack of magazines covering the early lowrider and 1960s custom scene, Howard took his camera to the shows and photographed the cars for his own personal enjoyment. Howard has his own Flickrpage filled with old photos, but he is also sharing his favorite shots on Kustomrama. Click here to check out The Howard Gribble Photo Collection



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The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection
Dave Jenkins of Ypsilanti, Michigan is a founding member of the Ann Arbor Timing Association. Dave and his friends drove some good looking cars, and Dave took some very nice photos back in the late 1950s and 1960s, or as he said it: "All i had was a 35mm slide camera and sometimes i got lucky." Lucky for us, Dave has shared his all color photo collection with Kustomrama.
Click here to check out The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection



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The Kustomrama Photo Collection
The Kustomrama Photo Collection contains photos from the private collection of Sondre Kvipt. These photos comes from all over the world, and they are bought and collected from various sources. Sondre started buying what he could afford and find on eBay back in the 2000s. He has also visited flea markets and vintage shops all over the world hunting for hidden treasures, and the collection has grown over time. Click here to check out The Kustomrama Photo Collection



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The Ola Hegseth Photo Collection
If you are from Norway, and you are into old Ford's, chances are that you have heard about Ola Hegseth. Ola is a prominent figure in the classic Ford scene in Norway, and he has been the Chairman of the Early Ford V8 Club chapter of Norway for almost as long as I have been a member. What very few people know about Ola, is that he has his roots back to the hot rod scene of Oslo in the 1960s. Click here to check out The Ola Hegseth Photo Collection



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The George Contaoi Photo Collection
George Contaoi of the San Bernardino Krankers, California was born in 1934. In 1949, he graduated from San Bernardino with a custom 1941 Ford Tudor. He later owned several custom cars, and is still active in the car scene. During the late 1940s and up to the late 1950s, he was quite active playing with the camera. George has shared his entire collection with Kustomrama, so keep tuned to see the upcoming photos. Click here to check out The George Contaoi Photo Collection



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The Junior Conway Photo Collection
While Olav Kvipt lived in California, he was able to become friends with Junior Conway of Junior's House of Color in Bell. Junior has been in the trade since he began working for Barris Kustoms in 1955, and is currently operating one of the best, high end body shops in the world. Junior shared his photo collection with Kustomrama. A collection were the majority of photos are from 1953 to the late 1960s.
Click here to check out the Junior Conway Photo Collection



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The Clifford Ambrose Photo Collection
Clifford Ambrose of Santa Clara, California was a member of the San Jose Igniters car club. Cliff was very active back in the late 1950s building and racing hot rods. Lucky for us he brought a camera and documented some of the action. Unfortunately, Cliff passed away in 1998, but his son Matt has shared his dad's old photos with Kustomrama. The photos were taken circa 1958 - 1959.
Click here to check out the Clifford Ambrose Photo Collection



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The Ron Dragoo Photo Collection
In the mid 1950s Ron Dragoo of Long Beach, California spotted Dick Jackson's 1954 Mercury Monterey on the street! He fell in love with the Merc, and decided that he just had to have it. Bill Layman did the same thing, and in 2005 he completed a 1954 Mercury custom inspired by the Jackson/Dragoo Merc. After reading about Bill's Merc in The Rodder's Journal, Ron decided to share his photo collection with Bill.
Click here to check out the Ron Dragoo Photo Collection



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The Mickey Ellis Photo Collection
The Ogden, Utah area had a strong car scene in the 1950s and 1960s, and cruising Washington Blvd, the main street of Ogden, was the thing to do every night. Mickey Ellis was one of the local kids that spent much of his time cruising up and down the main street. Mickey was a member of the Stags of Ogden car club, and luckily for us he took some great photos back in the days that he has decided to share with Kustomrama. Click here to check out The Mickey Ellis Photo Collection



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The Fred Austin Photo Collection
Fred Austin was a member of the Chancellors of Van Nuys car club. The club was originally founded in the mid 1950s. Fred became a member of the club around 1961. By then the club had a club house and a dragster, and it consisted of about 30 members. The Chancellors of Van Nuys put on some big car shoe at Devonshire Downs in the San Fernando Valley, something that really helped build up the clubs name and reputation. Click here to check out The Fred Austin Photo Collection



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The Jim Kierstead Photo Collection
Jim Kierstead of Inglewood, California got involved with cars at an early age. He was born in 1923, and grew up in Los Angeles when hot rodding and custom just began to be hot. During WWII he met Sam Barris in the Navy. They became good friends, and when he was discharged in 1945, he bought a 1939 Mercury that the duo restyled. Unfortunately, Jim died in a car crash with the Mercury in 1947, T-boned by a Duesenberg. His family has decided to share Jim's photos with Kustomrama, so the legacy will go on. Click here to check out The Jim Kierstead Photo Collection



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The P.A. Flink Photo Collection
In 1967 P.A. Flink attended his first Hot Rod Show in Stockholm. Not only did he attend it, he also exhibited a moped at the show named "The Peacock". During the late 1960s and 1970s P.A. became a regular visitor at the shows, bringing his camera to immortalize the Swedish hot rod and custom scene.
The P.A. Flink Photo Collection



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The Cut Outs of Long Beach Photo Collection
The Cut Outs was a car club out of Long Beach, California. The club was organized April 16, 1941, and it is one of the oldest car clubs in the Long Beach area. Long time member Dick Gonzales has provided Kustomrama scans from the Cut-Outs scrapbook that will now be available on Kustomrama.
The Cut Outs of Long Beach Photo Collection



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The Long Beach Cavaliers Photo Collection
The Long Beach Cavaliers car club was formed in 1948 at Poly High School in Long Beach. At the time the club had about 25 members. The existence of the club is divided into three generations, 1948 - 1955, 1956 - 1965 and 1998 to present. Photos from all three generations will now be available on Kustomrama.
The Long Beach Cavaliers Photo Collection



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The Swanx Photo Collection
The Swanx of Oakland car club was founded by Ted Lundquist and Johnny Johnson in 1952. In 1998 the Swanx of Vallejo chapter was reformed with the blessing of the original members of the club. Rick Holcomb, Vice President of the Swanx of Vallejo car club has shared some photos from the Swanx archive with Kustomrama.
The Swanx Photo Collection



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The John Bozio Photo Collection
John Bozio is an East Coast customizer from East Hartford, Connecticut. John bought his first car, a 1939 Buick Century, at age 15 in 1951. The Buick was John's first custom attempt. Several customs followed, mostly Buicks, and luckily for us, John took photos of them all.
Click here to check out the John Bozio Photo Collection



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The Gordy Brown Photo Collection
Gordy Brown is a well known Salt Lake City, Utah customizer. He has been into hot rods and customs for the most of his life, and started out customizing cars at age 14 in the mid 1950s. In the early 1960s Gordy moved to San Fernando in Southern California, where he opened up his own shop House of Customs.
Click here to check out the Gordy Brown Photo Collection



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The Jim Papworth Photo Collection
Jim Papworth was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers. He joined the club in 1948, and was active until late 1950. Jim's first car was a 1932 Ford roadster that he bought in 1947. After the roadster followed a row of early Fords that Jim raced on the dry lakes. Luckily for us Jim took a lot of photos that he has shared with the Kustomrama Photo Archive
Click here to check out The Jim Papworth Photo Collection



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The Bud Unger Photo Collection
Herbert "Bud" Unger of Hancock, Maryland is a legendary East Coast custom car builder. Bud started working on cars at age 15 in 1936. During WWII he learned to shape and form aluminum in the Air Force. He returned from the Air Force in 1946 and started building custom cars shortly thereafter. Bud had an eye for design, and built some very tasteful West Coast styled cars.
Click here to check out The Bud Unger Photo Collection



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The Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection
Chuck and Joanna Quesnel were early dry lakes racers. Chuck was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers. Joanna was a part of the club, but not considered a member as she was a girl. Chuck and Joanna went separate ways later on, and Joanna remarried and got a son named Douglas. Douglas has shared these photos and some memories and stories about Chuck and Joanna with the Kustomrama Photo Archive. Click here to check out the Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection



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The Joe Brienza Photo Collection
Joe Brienza of Bay Shore, New York is an active East Coast hot rodder, customizer and upholsterer. Born in West Islip, New York, Joe has built countless cars during the years, including a 1934 Ford Convertible that landed the cover of Hot Rod Magazine August 1959 as The Brienza Special. Joe has a huge collection of photos showing the cars he has owned and restyled that he has shared with Kustomrama.
Click here to check out The Joe Brienza Photo Collection



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The Howard Gribble Photo Collection
Howard Gribble is a well known photographer and lowrider and custom car historian from Torrance, California. Having an interest for photography and a lack of magazines covering the early lowrider and 1960s custom scene, Howard took his camera to the shows and photographed the cars for his own personal enjoyment. Howard has his own Flickrpage filled with old photos, but he is also sharing his favorite shots on Kustomrama. Click here to check out The Howard Gribble Photo Collection



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The Brad Masterson Photo Collection
When Brad Masterson worked for George Barris before he went working for Bill Hines, George had a major clean-up at the North Hollywood shop, where he threw out tons of material. Luckily, Brad jumped in the dumpster and saved what he could. Now that a part of Kustomrama is working in his shop, we have access to all the photographs and documents.
Click here to check out The Brad Masterson Photo Collection



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The Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection
Chuck and Joanna Quesnel were early dry lakes racers. Chuck was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers. Joanna was a part of the club, but not considered a member as she was a girl. Chuck and Joanna went separate ways later on, and Joanna remarried and got a son named Douglas. Douglas has shared these photos and some memories and stories about Chuck and Joanna with the Kustomrama Photo Archive. Click here to check out the Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection



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The Joe Crisafulli Scratchbook and Photo Collection
Joe Crisafulli of San Jose, California is a founding member of the legendary San Jose Rod and Wheelers car club. Joe is also a multitalented customizer, painter, pinstriper and artist, and in addition to his photos, Joe has also scanned and shared his old scratchbook with Kustomrama.
Click here to check out The Joe Crisafulli Scratchbook and Photo Collection



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The Cut Outs of Long Beach Photo Collection
The Cut Outs was a car club out of Long Beach, California. The club was organized April 16, 1941, and it is one of the oldest car clubs in the Long Beach area. Long time member Dick Gonzales has provided Kustomrama scans from the Cut-Outs scrapbook that will now be available on Kustomrama.
The Cut Outs of Long Beach Photo Collection



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The Richard Korkes Photo Collection
Richard "Korky" Korkes is a legendary East Coast cusotmizer born in Whippany, New York. Korky customized his first car at age 17 in 1952. He started a car club called the Free Wheelers of Whippany before he opened up his own custom shop called Korky's Kustom Shop. Korky has shared some photos from his personal collection that we will share in this archive.
Click here to check out The Richard Korkes Photo Collection



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The Bud Unger Photo Collection
Herbert "Bud" Unger of Hancock, Maryland is a legendary East Coast custom car builder. Bud started working on cars at age 15 in 1936. During WWII he learned to shape and form aluminum in the Air Force. He returned from the Air Force in 1946 and started building custom cars shortly thereafter. Bud had an eye for design, and built some very tasteful West Coast styled cars.
Click here to check out The Bud Unger Photo Collection



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The Howard Gribble Photo Collection
Howard Gribble is a well known photographer and lowrider and custom car historian from Torrance, California. Having an interest for photography and a lack of magazines covering the early lowrider and 1960s custom scene, Howard took his camera to the shows and photographed the cars for his own personal enjoyment. Howard has his own Flickrpage filled with old photos, but he is also sharing his favorite shots on Kustomrama.
Click here to check out The Howard Gribble Photo Collection



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The Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection
Chuck and Joanna Quesnel were early dry lakes racers. Chuck was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers. Joanna was a part of the club, but not considered a member as she was a girl. Chuck and Joanna went separate ways later on, and Joanna remarried and got a son named Douglas. Douglas has shared these photos and some memories and stories about Chuck and Joanna with the Kustomrama Photo Archive.
Click here to check out the Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection



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The Joe Brienza Photo Collection - Joe's 1936 Ford 3-Window COupe
An early photo of Joe Brienza's 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe dated August 1956. Joe bought the '36 after he sold his first hot rod, a Cadillac powered 1929 Ford Model A coupe. He sold the Model A without the engine, so it didn't take long before the original flathead had been replaced with the Cadillac engine.
Click here to check out The Joe Brienza Photo Collection



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The Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection - Don Waite's 1927 Ford Roadster
This photo from The Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection shows Don Waite's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster at a 1949 dry lakes event, possibly a Rusetta sanctioned meet. The caption on the back of the photo by Chuck or Joanna reads "Don Waite's car went 154 mph!". A face painted on the track nose stands out in this rare photo.
Click here to check out the Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection



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The Jim Papworth Photo Collection
Jim Papworth was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers. He joined the club in 1948, and was active until late 1950. Jim has shared his amazing collection with Kustomrama, and first out is a photo of Jim's 1927 Ford Model R Roadster. Jim bought the roadster in 1948, and he ran it on the streets for a while before he decided to turn it into a dry lakes racer later on in 1948.
Click here to check out The Jim Papworth Photo Collection



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The Joe Crisafulli Scratchbook and Photo Collection - Chuck Burkart's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
A photo of Chuck Burkart's 1958 Chevrolet Impala taken in the driveway behind Flyers Body Shop were Joe Crisafulli gave the car a flame paint job in 1959. Later on the same year, Joe gave Chuck's Impala a more modern scallop paint job. Both Joe and Chuck were members of the San Jose Rod and Wheelers car club.
Click here to check out The Joe Crisafulli Scratchbook and Photo Collection



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The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection - The Kookie T
This photo from The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection shows Norman Grabowski's Kookie T at an indoor car show after Jim Skonzakes had bought it an repainted it white with red flames. The car is displayed next to one of Jim's other famous cars, the radical Golden Sahara custom by Barris.
Click here to check out The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection



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The Richard Korkes Photo Collection - Andy Belusko's 1954 Ford
A photo of Andy Belusko's 1954 Ford that Korky restyled in the mid 1950s. Andy worked at the post office in Whippany, and he was a fellow member of the Free Wheelers of Whippany car club. Korky sold the original engine from his Parisienne custom to Andy, a full race 312 1956 Ford Thunderbird engine that Dick DiBiasse had built.
Click here to check out The Richard Korkes Photo Collection



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The Bud Unger Photo Collection - 1939 Ford Convertible Custom
This 1939 Ford Convertible was restyled by East Coast customizer Bud Unger for an unknown customer in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Custom modifications included a chopped top, and shortened sidetrim on the hood. The hood was shaved for most of its chrome, and a bumper that had been shaved for bumper guards protected the front of the car. Bud painted the car in a light blue metallic.
Click here to check out The Bud Unger Photo Collection



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The Howard Gribble Photo Collection - GMC Lowrider
Howard Gribble has hand picked another photo from his enormous collection to share here on Kustomrama. This photo shows a custom painted GMC Lowrider Pick Up at a So Cal indoor car show in the 1970s featuring Cragars, narrow whites and shag carpets in the bed.
Click here to check out The Howard Gribble Photo Collection



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The Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection
Chuck and Joanna Quesnel were early dry lakes racers. Chuck was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers. Joanna was a part of the club, but not considered a member as she was a girl. Chuck and Joanna went separate ways later on, and Joanna remarried and got a son named Douglas. Douglas has shared these photos and some memories and stories about Chuck and Joanna with the Kustomrama Photo Archive.
Click here to check out the Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection



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The Joe Brienza Photo Collection - Joe's First Hot Rod
In 1954 Joe Brienza bought a 1929 Ford Model A Coupe body. The body came with a 1948 Mercury chassis, that Joe decided to mount the body on. In order to make the coupe fit the longer chassis, he extended the hood on the car. Under the hood lured a powerful Cadillac engine, so Joe's first hot rod turned out to be a fun driver, but as Joe didn't like "rat rods", he sold it and bought a 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe instead.
Click here to check out The Joe Brienza Photo Collection



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The Joe Crisafulli Scratchbook and Photo Collection - Joe Crisafulli's 1956 Oldsmobile
A photo of Joe with his Oldsmobile dated July 1957. Joe bought the Oldsmobile in December of 1956. He was 20 years old at the time, and worked as an apprentice at a G.M.C. truck shop. They let him use the torches at the shop to weld the hole in the hood after he had shaved it. He was not allowed to use the paint booth, so he gave the car a shiny black paint job with gold scallops in the family garage.
Click here to check out The Joe Crisafulli Scratchbook and Photo Collection



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The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection - The Little Coffing
This photo from The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection shows the Lil' Coffin, displayed as the Little Coffin, at an indoor car show after Dave Stuckey of Stuckey Custom had sold the car to Larry Farber. As Dave was running out of money during the build, he decided to sell the car to his good friend Larry Farber. They agreed that Dave would finish the car so Larry could show it.
Click here to check out The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection



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The Richard Korkes Photo Collection - The Sportsman
This photo from the Richard Korkes Photo Collection shows the front of George Pillion's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible. George was also from Whippany, New Jersey, and his custom creation, named "The Sportsman", featured custom bodywork by Korky. The frontal area on George's Chevrolet was heavily restyled featuring two scoops above the grille.
Click here to check out The Richard Korkes Photo Collection



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The Howard Gribble Photo Collection - 1963 Pontiac Catalina
This photo from The Howard Gribble Photo Collection shows a customized 1963 Pontiac Catalina at a 1970s So Cal indoor car show. Pontiacs were popular to "fix up" according to Howard, though most people preferred the cleaner Grand Prix model. Anyone recognize this Catalina?
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The Joe Brienza Photo Collection
Joe Brienza, a West Islip, New York hot rodding legend and custom upholsterer is the latest contributor in the Kustomrama Photo Archive. Last week we featured around 100 photos of Joe's '34 Ford, The Brienza Special, from Joe's archive. Now we'll show you the cars he built before and after the '34. First out is a photo of Joe with his first hot rod, a stretched and Cadillac powere 1929 Ford Model A Coupe.
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The Joe Crisafulli Scratchbook and Photo Collection
Joe Crisafulli is the latest contributor in the Kustomrama Photo Archive. Joe is a founding member of the legendary San Jose Rod and Wheelers car club, and a multitalented customizer, painter, pinstriper and artist. In addition to his photos, Joe has also scanned and shared his old scratchbook. First out is some sketches Joe did for Frank Goehring's 1958 Chevrolet Impala.
Click here to check out The Joe Crisafulli Scratchbook and Photo Collection



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The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection - The Forcasta
The second version of the Darryl Starbird built Forcasta show car at an indoor car show in the 1960s. Originally built for Chuck Miller in 1961, the car was owned by Frank Koss when Dave Jenkins took this photo. In addition to the Forcasta, Frank did also own Bill Cushenbery's 1940 Ford Coupe, The El Matador after buying it from AMT.
Click here to check out The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection



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The Richard Korkes Photo Collection
Richard "Korky" Korkes is a legendary East Coast cusotmizer born in Whippany, New York. Korky customized his first car at age 17 in 1952. He started a car club called the Free Wheelers of Whippany before he opened up his own custom shop called Korky's Kustom Shop. Korky has shared some photos from his personal collection that we will share in this archive.
Click here to check out The Richard Korkes Photo Collection



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The Howard Gribble Photo Collection - The King Orchid
Another photo of the King Orchid has been added to The Howard Gribble Photo Collection. The King Orchid was a 1969 Chevrolet Impala owned by Imperials car club member Art Valadez. Art was the brother of Jesse Valadez, who owned the Gypsy Rose Impala. Both the King Orchid and the Gypsy Rose were painted by Walt Prey.
Click here to check out The Howard Gribble Photo Collection



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The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection - The Silver Sapphire
The chopped version of Clarence Catallo's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe at an indoor car show in the 1960s. Restyled by both the Alexander Brothers and Barris Kustoms, the coupe known as the Silver Sapphire and The Little Deuce Coupe is one of the most famous hot rods in the world.
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The Howard Gribble Photo Collection - The King Orchid
The King Orchid at an indoor car show. The King Orchid was a 1969 Chevrolet Impala owned by Imperials car club member Art Valadez. Art was the brother of Jesse Valadez, who owned the Gypsy Rose Impala. Both the King Orchid and the Gypsy Rose were painted by Walt Prey.
Click here to check out The Howard Gribble Photo Collection



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The Howard Gribble Photo Collection - Indoor Impala II
Howard Gribble has shared another one of his 1970s indoor car show photos with Kustomrama. We don't have much info on the car, owner or show, so if you have any information to share mail us at mail@kustomrama.com.
Click here to check out The Howard Gribble Photo Collection



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The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection - The Trendero
This weeks's photo from The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection shows an engine shot of the Trend Automotive built Trendero at a Detroit Autorama in the 1960s. According to Dave the Trendero was considered a radical concept back in the days. Like a completely finished undercarriage, and most of the guys back then had no idea or fund to do anything like that
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The Howard Gribble Photo Collection - Indoor Impala II
Another so-far unpublished photo from the Howard Gribble collection. This photo from the 1970s shows an Impala at an indoor show. According to Howard the trophies were LARGE back then. "In fact every car got a "participation" trophy for just entering. And these participation awards could be 2 feet or more tall."
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The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection - The Titian Tudor
This week's photo from the The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection shows another great photo of The Titian Tudor outside the Alexander Brothers shop. According to Richard Fuerholze the brothers took the car back to Chicago after this photo was taken to put it back together. Unfortunately the building where they had it collapsed in a storm and the car was destroyed. The brother then lost interest in it, and parts of it were sold off.
Click here to check out The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection



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The Howard Gribble Photo Collection - Imperials Impala
Latest contributor in the Kustomrama Photo Archive is lowrider and custom historian Howard Gribble. Having an interest for photography and a lack of magazines covering the early lowrider and 1960s custom scene, Howard took his camera to the shows and photographed the cars for his own personal enjoyment. First out is a photo Howard took in the 1970s showing a 1966 Chevrolet Impala belonging to a member of the Imperials car club.
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The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection - Alexander Brothers Candy Shoebox
This photo from The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection shows The Mroz Brothers' Candy painted shoebox Ford outside the first Alexander Brothers shop in Detroit, Michigan. The photo is taken in the early 1960s, and Dave believes the quad-headlighted Ford features one of the first Candy attempts by the Alexander Brothers.
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The Kustomrama Photo Collection - The Fageol Supersonic
This weeks' featured photo in the Kustomrama Photo Archive is another rare photo of the Fageol Supersonic, a streamlined dream-car built by Louis Fageol of Kent, Ohio in 1949. The build was originally started by Joel Thorne and Art Sparks at Thorne Engineering Racing Shop in Burbank, California in 1938 as a Land Speed racing car. They abandoned the project, and sold the uncompleted build to Louis Fageol.
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