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Loma O. Johnson's 1952 Kaiser of Headland, Alabama. Inspired by the 1951 GM LeSabra concept car, the build was started in 1952 and completed in 1953. Built by the staff at Johnson Motor Co., the car became known as "The Johnson Special." It was also known locally as "The Car of Tomorrow."
Sam Barris' 1952 Ford Convertible. By 1957 the car had been sold to James Ray of Birmingham, Alabama.
Bill Layman's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Bill's Chevrolet was built as a tribute to Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air, better known as the Moonglow. it was completed in 1988. Richard Burch of Eclectic, Alabama bought the car in 2004.
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. Stephen Lisak of Arab, Alabama bought the remains of the old custom in 1983.
Emory Ashpaugh's 1955 Chevrolet of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 1963 Emory's Chevrolet was shown as the Krimson Kart. Mark Crowe of Harpersville, Alabama owned the car in 2016.

Custom Cars of Alabama

Rudy Makela's 1942 Cadillac Convertible - "WOW"
Bruce Lund's 1949 Dodge
Sam Barris' 1952 Ford Convertible
Loma O. Johnson's 1952 Kaiser - The Johnson Special
Bill Layman's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
Emory Ashpaugh's 1955 Chevrolet - The Krimson Kart
Robert Falls' 1955 Chevrolet
James Ray's 1957 Ford

People of Alabama

Bruce Lund
James Ray
Loma O. Johnson
Mark Crowe
Robert Falls
Stephen Lisak


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