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Louis Banto and Jack Perre's 1927 Ford roadster of Los Angeles, California was completed around 1951/1952.
Paul Sylva's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster was completed in 1951
Buzz DeChamp's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster, of San Francisco, California was completed in 1952.
Fred Crellar's 1940 Chevrolet convertible of Concord, California. The build was started in 1948, and completed around 1951-1952. In 1974 Satans Angels member Ron Brooks of Castro Valley, California bought the car and restyled it further.
Dick Brooks' 1940 Ford Convertible, was originally restyled by Jean Sheppard of Seattle, Washington in 1952.
Jack T. Chandler's 1941 Ford of Huntsville, Texas. Jack's Ford was restyled by Spohn Coachworks in Ravensburg, Germany. It was completed around 1951 - 1952, featured in Speed Age October 1952, and it is the first LeSabre inspired Spohn build we have found in print. The rear end of Jack's car was inspired by both the LeSabre and the Buick XP-300.
Tommy Thornburgh's 1947 Studebaker of Gardena, California was restyled by Barris Kustoms. The build was completed late in 1952.
Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline as it looked when he bought it in 1952.
Gene Schilling's 1949 Chevrolet Convertible of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Customized in 1952, the car was built by Gene and his two buddies Kurt Lineau and Art Hubbard.
Spencer Murray's 1949 Chevrolet of Glendale, California. Spencer worked for Link Paola at Link's Custom Shop when they restyled the car, and he had a heck of a time getting him to work on it. They chopped the top of the car 3 inches in September 1950. We don't know when the build was completed, but Spencer showed it at the 1952 National Roadster Show in Oakland.
Louie Bettancourt's 1949 Mercury was restyled by Gil's Auto Body Works. The first version of the car was shown at the Petersen Motorama in November of 1952.
Ron Dunn's 1950 Ford of Glendale, California. Known as the "Monte Carlo", Ron's Ford was restyled by Valley Custom Shop. The first iteration of the car was completed in 1952.
Wally Troy's 1950 Oldsmobile Convertible, the Troy Special, was built in 1952.
Carl Szembrot's 1950 Studebaker convertible of Albany, New York was restyled by R. K. Body Works around 1951-1952. The rear end of the car was inspired by the 1951 Gm LeSabre concept car.
Bob Hirohata's 1951 Mercury was restyled by Barris Kustoms. The build was completed in 1952, just in time for the 1952 Motorama.
Nick Cozzitorto's 1952 Ford F-1 Pickup. In 1952, with barely 100 miles on the odometer, Nick brought the pickup to Gene Winfield at Winfield's Custom Shop for a full custom treatment.
Clark Gable's 1952 Jaguar XK 120 of Hollywood, California. The car was mildly restyled by Barris Kustoms in 1952 before it received a padded top by Carson Top Shop. This photo shows Gable in front of the Jaguar at Barris Kustoms.
The Donz Lancer was built by Donz Custom Shop in Orlando in 1952
Emory Bozzani's 1952 Plymouth Sedan was restyled in 1952.
The 1952 Fageol Pataray Roadster, a unique creation by Ray Fageol, featured a 300 horsepower Fageol bus engine in a roadster body. It was a standout cover car for Mechanix Illustrated, embodying a two-tone design that merged family legacy with automotive innovation, highlighting the Fageol's influence in early American sports car history.
The first annual Pasadena Auto Show and Reliability Run was held March 30, 1952 at Victory Park in Pasadena, California.
The Road Kings of Burbank car club was established in 1952

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In 1952, Gene Ohly began working for Evans Equipment.

Nick Matranga's 1940 Mercury was totaled in 1952.

Hot Rods Built or Completed in 1952

Louis Banto and Jack Perre's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Paul Sylva's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Buzz DeChamp's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Doug Hartelt's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe

Custom Cars Restyled or Completed In 1952

Doug Rice's 1939 Ford Coupe
Fred Crellar's 1940 Chevrolet Convertible
Dick Brooks' 1940 Ford Convertible
Jack T. Chandler's 1941 Ford
Tommy Thornburgh's 1947 Studebaker Champion Convertible
Robert Mooselli's 1948 Mercury
Gene Schilling's 1949 Chevrolet Convertible
Spencer Murray's 1949 Chevrolet
Bill Irwin's 1949 Ford Convertible
Michael Violante's 1949 Ford Convertible
Warren Dorrill's 1949 Ford - The Shark
Louie Bettancourt's 1949 Mercury
Ron Dunn's 1950 Ford - The Monte Carlo
Buddy Alcorn's 1950 Mercury
Don Pulford's 1950 Mercury
Wally Troy's 1950 Oldsmobile Convertible - The Troy Special
Pete Chiello's 1951 Ford Victoria
Bob Hirohata's 1951 Mercury - The Hirohata Merc
Frank Airheart's 1951 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Nick Cozzitorto's 1952 Ford F-1 Pickup
Freddy Martin's 1952 Muntz Road Jet
Anthony Heinsbergen's Muntz
Chet Herbert's Beast III
Clark Gable's 1952 Jaguar XK 120
Emory Bozzani's 1952 Plymouth Sedan

Sport Custom Built or Completed in 1952

1952 Fageol Pataray Roadster
The Donz Lancer

Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs Established in 1952

Bearing Busters of Berwyn
Cam Snappers of Newburyport
Motor Masters
Road Kings of Burbank
Swanx of Oakland

Custom Car and Hot Rod Show of 1952

Pasadena Auto Show and Reliability Run

Timing Associations Established in 1952

Kansas City Timing Association

Salt Flat Races Held in 1952

Bonneville Nationals


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