National Roadster Show 1952

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A photo of Gene "Clean Gene" Sadoian's 1934 Ford four-door sedan taken at the 1952 National Roadster Show. Inspired by Blackie Gejeian's 1926 Ford Model T roadster, this iteration of the car featured black paint and chrome. Photo from The Clean Gene Sadoian Collection.
Another photo of Gene "Clean Gene" Sadoian's 1934 Ford four-door sedan. Photo from The Clean Gene Sadoian Collection.
A photo of the dashboard in Joe Bailon's 1941 Chevrolet custom that Gene Sadoian took at the 1952 Oakland Roadster Show. Gene's 1934 Ford was listed as a top competitor for the new Concourse D'Elegance award against Joe Bailon's 1941 Chevrolet. According to Gene, "Joe had more money in his dashboard than I had in my whole car!" Photo from The Clean Gene Sadoian Collection.
Another photo from the Oakland Roadster Show. Jim Hill won first prize for originality at the show. Photo by Eric Rickman, courtesy of HONK! Magazine.
A photo ofSpencer Murray's 1949 Chevrolet taken at the 1952 National Roadster Show, where it took 2nd place behind Joe Bailon's 1941 Chevrolet Coupe, Miss Elegance. Third place at the show was taken by one of the Barris cars that were entered at the show. According to Spencer, George Barris never forgot that Spence beat him at the show.

The 1952 National Roadster Show.

Cars Attending

Jim Hill's 1921 Dodge Pick Up
Bud Crackbon's 1925 Ford Model T Roadster Pick Up
Ray Lisea's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Dean Moon's 1934 Ford Coupe
Gene "Clean Gene" Sadoian's 1934 Ford Four-Door Sedan
Joe Bailon's 1941 Chevrolet
Spencer Murray's 1949 Chevrolet


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