1965

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The 1965 Winternationals was held January 28 - February 7, 1965, consisting of the Winternationals Custom Auto Fair and the Winternationals Championship Drag Races.
Steve Scott's Uncertain-T of Reseda, California. The build was started in 1960, and completed in 1965.
Dan Woods' Milk Truck. The build was completed in 1965, making its debut at the 1965 Tridents Rod Custom Autorama.
John Toohey's 2E-"T" Ford Model R Toadster of Eugene, Oregon. Built by John, the car made its debut in 1965, at the Portland Roadster Show.
The Reactor is an aluminum show-car built by Gene Winfield of Winfield's Custom Shop in 1965. Once completed, the car appeared in several television series. Gene bought the Reactor and restored it in time for the 50th Oakland Roadster Show in 1999.
Bob Larivee's Stiletto. In 1965 show promoter Bob Larivee commisioned Gene Baker to design him a crowd-pleasing bubble top he could use to attract ticket buyers. Gene teamed up with Buffalo, New York builder Ron Gerstener and built The Stiletto. The build was completed in time for the 1966 Detroit Autorama.
Jonas Qvarnström's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster of Sweden as it appeared when it was first completed in 1965.
John Caldwell's 1932 Ford Four-Door Sedan of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Being an early member of the Road Knights of Sydney car club, Caldwell bought the 32 late in 1964. Shortly after buying it, he gave it a Metalflake pain job. One of the first Metalflake paint jobs in the area.
Sven Sandberg's 1932 Ford 5-Window coupe of Stockholm, Sweden. Sven started the build, known as the Glowing Coupe, in 1961. The first version was shown in 1965, featuring a paint job by Bo Sandberg of Yankee Customs.
Bjørn Tømmervik and Ivar Buxrud's 1951 Chevrolet Bel-Air of Trondheim, Norway. Restyled in 1965, Bjørn and Ivar's Chevrolet was one of the first custom cars of Norway.
Marshall's 1951 Chevrolet, of Long Beach, California, as it appeared in 1966. The flames were applied by Marshall in 1965.
Tim Smith's 1951 Ford Victoria of Tacoma, Washington was restyled by Dick Page in 1965.
Sven Blüme's 1954 Plymouth Convertible of Lidingö, Sweden. Sven's Plymouth was restyled in 1965.
Matti Johanson's 1957 Ford Ranchero of Sweden. Matti's "Ranchero" started life as station wagon.The build was completed in 1965. The same year it was displayed at the first Hot Rod Show in Stockholm.
Steve Drale's 1958 Cadillac Brougham was restyled in 1965.
Harald Sannum's 1959 Chevrolet Impala was restyled in 1965, and it is known as one of the first full custom cars of Norway.
Sven Sandberg's 1959 Chevrolet Impala of Stockholm, Sweden. The car was originally a two-door hardtop, but Sven cut the roof off it and fit it with a tonneau cover in 1965.
Joe Hurst's 1961 Buick Electra was restyled in 1965.
Sandy Gordon's 1961 Pontiac Bonnveille Convertible received a fadeaway paint job by Joe Andersen's Custom Shop in the summer of 1965.
Jim Boyd's 1963 Ford of California. By 1965 Jim's Ford had been fit with hydraulic lifts up front. It would later receive lifts in the rear as well, along with some custom modifications and a Larry Watson paint job.
John Viggianelli's 1963 Ford Galaxie of Pacoima, California. Viggianelli's Galaxie was mildly restyled before it around 1965 received a Candy Ruby over Pearl Silver, Red, and Maroon Metalflake custom paint job by Larry Watson at Watson's House of Style. After the car had been painted, a Mexican gentleman in Glendale installed hydraulic lifts up front. This photo shows the car as it appeared when it was shown at the 1965 Tridents Rod Custom Autorama.
The 1965 Pacific Northwest Motorama was held November 5 - 7, 1965 at the Tacoma Armory in Tacoma, Washington. The show was presented by the Tacoma Toppers car club.


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In 1965 the first annual Hot Rod Show was held in Ostermans Marmorhallar in Stockholm, Sweden.


Show Rods Built or Completed in 1965

Steve Scott's Uncertain-T
Dan Woods' Milk Truck


Hot Rods Built or Completed in 1965

John Toohey's 2E-"T" Ford Model R Toadster
Jonas Qvarnström's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
John Caldwell's 1932 Ford Four-Door Sedan
Sven Sandberg's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe - The Glowing Coupe


Show Cars and Custom Creations Built or Completed in 1965

Bob Larivee's Stiletto
The Reactor


Custom Cars Restyled or Completed in 1965

Bjørn Tømmervik and Ivar Buxrud's 1951 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Marshall's 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline
Tim Smith's 1951 Ford Victoria
Sven Blüme's 1954 Plymouth Convertible
Matti Johanson's 1957 Ford Ranchero
Steve Drale's 1958 Cadillac Brougham
Harald Sannum's 1959 Chevrolet Impala
Sven Sandberg's 1959 Chevrolet Impala
Joe Hurst's 1961 Buick Electra
Sandy Gordon's 1961 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
John Viggianelli's 1963 Ford Galaxie


Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows of 1965

January
01.28 thru 01.31.1965 - Winternationals Custom Auto Fair at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, California


February
02.05 thru 02.07.1965 - Winternationals Championship Drag Races at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, Caliofrnia.


November
11.05 thru 11.07.1965 - Pacific Northwest Motorama at the Tacoma Armory in Tacoma, Washington.




 

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