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Gene Winfield's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster of Modesto, California. Gene was a member of the Modesto Century Toppers when he bought the car. After buying it, he rebuilt it using a Z-ed Model A frame. The build was completed in time for the 1950 National Roadster Show in Oakland, California.
Kenny Smith's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster of San Gabriel, California. Built by Kenny, an early iteration of the car was featured in Hot Rod Magazine August 1950. According to that story, three years of spare time and approximately $1000 went into the build when Kenny first built it.
Orvel Reichert's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster was built in 1950
A photo of Gene "Clean Gene" Sadoian with his 1934 Ford four-door sedan taken at United Automotive in Fresno, California in 1950. Gene was 15 years old when this photo was taken, and his mother had just sewed up quilted door panels in Naugahyde chartreuse for the car. "My father brought me home from the hospital in his just purchased 1934 4 door sedan," Gene told Kustomrama in December of 2020. "He purchased it in Fowler, California, just 10 miles from our home in Fresno, California. The car cost $640, a lot of money at the time. It was our family car until 1949 when he purchased a Lincoln Cosmopolitan, giving me the 34 to fix up." At age 14 Gene was able to have a driver's license, but no garage, so he had to remove their backyard fence to park the car in the dirt. "My father gave me the tool bag that came with the car, and piece by piece I removed all fenders, running boards, hood, bumpers, spare tire to build a Hot Rod."[1] Photo by Richard Peters, from The Clean Gene Sadoian Collection.
Gil Lippincott's 1934 Ford Tudor was restyled in 1950.
Bill Cole's 1941 Ford 4 Door Sedan of Redlands, California. Bill was a member of the Strokers of Whittier and his Ford was restyled in the late 1940s or 1950. This photo shows the Ford as it appeared in 1950.
Joe Urritta's 1941 Ford was brought to Barris Kustoms in February of 1950. By July the same year, the completed build was featured in Motor Trend July 1950.
Rudy Makela's 1942 Cadillac convertible of Indianapolis, Indiana. Built by Rudy at Indianapolis Power Hammer Works Inc, the build was started in 1942 and completed in 1950s.
William J. Unger's 1949 Cadillac Convertible of Chicago, Illinois. Built from a fusion of General Motors parts, the build was completed in 1950. It gained national recognition when it was featured in Motor Trend October 1950. In 1951, two photos of the car appeared in Trend Book 101 Custom Cars, in an article named "Customs With Character - A Lineup of Cars With Singular Personalities."
Carl Abajian's 1949 Chevrolet Convertible was re-painted dark-blue by Barris Kustoms in 1950.

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Cars Built or Completed in 1950

Gene Winfield's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Jack McDermott's 1929 Ford Roadster
Orvel Reichert's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Tom Logan's 1932 Chevrolet Pickup
Gil Lippincott's 1934 Ford Tudor
Wayne Mahaffey's 1935 Ford Phaeton
Nick Matranga's 1940 Mercury
George Contaoi's 1941 Ford Tudor
Joe Urritta's 1941 Ford
Rudy Makela's 1942 Cadillac Convertible - "WOW"
William J. Unger's 1949 Cadillac Convertible
Carl Abajian's 1949 Chevrolet Convertible

Hal Baud's 1950 Oldsmobile 88


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