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Jim Woods' Ford Model T Roadster of Burbank, California. Woods ran the car at the lakes quite a bit before the war. It ran a 1932 Ford frame, and it was dressed up with flipper hubcaps with ripples and 1933 Chevrolet headlights. Photo from The Richard "Nobey" Noble Photo Collection.
Tommy Ivo's 1925 Ford Model T-Bucket of Burbank, California. Tommy began building the car after seeing Norm Grabowski's 1922 Ford Model T-Bucket. He asked Norm if he would let him take some measurements off his car. Norm told him to fuck off, so Ivo took action on his own, and snuck into Grabowski’s garage so he could take all the critical measurements necessary to build his own version. The build was completed in 1956.
Bill Davis' 1932 Ford Roadster as it appeared in 1950. Bill was a member of the Glendale Stokers, and raced his roadster at the dry lakes.
Dick Noble's 1932 Ford Roadster of Burbank, California. Dick bought the car as a coupe in 1938. He wanted a roadster, and ended up trading the coupe body for a roadster body. A padded top with side curtains were added in 1941 along with a shiny black paint job. Dick was a mticulous builder, and the roadster ended up as one of Burbank's finest.
Jon Fisher's 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe of Burbank, California. Jon is a member of the Burbank Choppers car club, and the coupe was restyled by Jon and Scott Guildner. The build was completed in 1996.
Neil Emory's 1937 Dodge Convertible of Burbank, California, was started in 1940 and completed in 1941. Built in his shop class at Burbank High, Neil kept the car for a couple of years before selling it in 1943.
Jerry Moffatt's 1939 Ford Convertible of Los Angeles, California. Restyled by Jerry at Olive Hill Garage, the build was completed in 1946. Cruz Palma of Burbank bought the restored version of the car in 2015.
Neil Emory's 1940 Buick Super Sedan of Burbank, California was restyled around 1949/1950. Neil ran Valley Custom Shop, and had little time restyling his own cars.
Fred Rowe's 1951 Mercury Convertible, of Los Angeles, California was restyled by Barris Kustoms. The build was completed in 1953. A second version of the Merc, restyled in 1954 was featured in the movie Running Wild along with Bob Hirohata's 1951 Mercury. In 1987 the Merc was owned by Conrad Gonzalis of Burbank. Conrad had inherited the old custom from his dad.
So-Cal Speed Shop was located at 1104 S. Victory Blvd in burbank. This ad is from 1948.
The Road Kings of Burbank car club was established in 1952

Hot Rods of Burbank, California

Jim Woods' Ford Model T Roadster
Tommy Ivo's 1925 Ford Model T-Bucket
Don Chase's 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton
Bill Davis' 1932 Ford Roadster
Bill Faris' 1932 Ford Roadster
Dick Noble's 1932 Ford Roadster
City of Burbank-Bob Estes Special
Valley Drifters' Streamliner

Custom Cars of Burbank, California

Jon Fisher's 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Neil Emory's 1937 Dodge Convertible
Bill Faris' 1938 Ford
Ray Vega's 1938 Ford
Jerry Moffatt's 1939 Ford Convertible
Glen Hooker's 1939 Mercury
Neil Emory's 1940 Buick Super Sedan
Deron Wright's 1941 Ford Coupe
Tommy Jamieson's 1941 Lincoln Continental
Bob Clark's 1946 Cadillac Sedanette
Don Pulford's 1950 Mercury
Wally Welch's 1950 Mercury
Tommy Ivo's 1952 Buick Super
Emory Bozzani's 1952 Plymouth Sedan
Richie Valles' 1959 Chevrolet El Camino

Shops of Burbank, California

Burbank Auto Body
Colgan Auto Upholstery
Cushenbery Custom Shop
Davis Custom Shop
Huth Muffler Company
Martinez Custom Upholstery
Studio Custom Auto Body Shop
Unique Twist Auto Body and Paint
Valley Custom Shop

Speed Shops of Burbank, California

So-Cal Speedshop

Car Shows of Burbank, California

Throttlers Picnic and Carshow

Car Clubs in Burbank, California

Burbank Choppers
Road Kings of Burbank
Tsuki-Teru Auto Club
Valley Drifters

Citizens in Burbank, California

Bob Clark
Bill Davis
Bill Faris
Cruz Palma
Deron Wright
Dick Noble
Don Chase
Don Pulford
Emory Bozzani
Floyd Tipton
George Hill
Glen Hooker
Jim Woods
Jon Fisher
Neil Emory
Richie Valles
Tommy Ivo
Wally Welch


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