Custom Cars September 1957

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Custom Cars September 1957 was the first issue of Custom Cars Magazine. Cover photos were taken by Sukalac, Bob Hardee, Al Paloczy, and Bob D'Olivo.
Buddy Alcorn's 1950 Mercury was originally restyled by the Ayala Brothers at Gil's Auto Body Works for an undisclosed owner in 1952. Buddy Alcorn of Dominguez, California acquired the car in 1955 and promptly took it to Barris Kustoms for further enhancements.
Ted Leventhal's 1950 Chevrolet Convertible of Oakland, California was restyled by Emory Robinson's Custom Shop in 1955. Painted in a green iridescent lacquer by Mel Pinoli's Body and Paint Shop, Ted's Chevrolet is known as the first car ever to receive a Candy paint job.
George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet truck, the Kopper Kart, was built as a promotion vehicle for Barris Kustoms of Lynwood, California. The build was completed in 1957.

Custom Cars September 1957 - Volume 1, Number1.


Publisher: Robert Petersen
Editorial director: Wally Parks
Editor: Dick Day
Managing editor: Bob Pendergast
Art director: Al Isaacs
Assistant art director: Art Smith
Production: Mike Donnell
Circulation: Gordon Behn
Photographer: Bob D'Olivio
Photographer: Al Paloczy
Photographer: Eric Rickman
Photographer: Colon Creitz

Contents And Featured Cars

Frank and Charles Gilardone's 1953 Ford
Merton Peterson's 1950 Ford
Tony Ferreira's 1954 Mercury
Mandy Holder's 1951 Mercury
Louie Gaulrapp's 1954 Chevrolet
Frank Monteleone's 1956 Ford
Don Chaves' 1953 Mercury
Eddy Dameral's 1949 Chevrolet
Gordon Stefans' 1955 Plymouth
Alan Reason's 1950 Ford
Bob Hoshiko's 1946 Mercury
Junior Conway's 1950 Ford
Ronny Green's 1941 Ford
Martin Srabian and Morris Srabian's 1954 Ford Pickup - The Wild Kat
Rod & Custom Magazine’s Dream Truck
Tom Hocker's 1940 Ford
George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet Truck - The Kopper Kart
Al Forester's 1950 Mercury
Bob McCoy's 1940 Ford
Sonny Morris' 1950 Mercury
Gale Morris' 1940 Mercury
Buddy Alcorn's 1950 Mercury
Larry Lee's 1952 Chevrolet
Bill Burnett's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria
Gerry Moree's 1955 Ford Fairlane
Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet - The Moonglow
Eric Bracher's 1956 Chevrolet
Royce Blomberg's 1953 Ford
Charles Barger's 1949 Ford Convertible
Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline
Tad Hirai's 1950 Ford - The Del Mar
Robert Johnson's 1951 Oldsmobile 98
Ronnie Leal's 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air
Richard Soderquist's 1954 Mercury
Ted Leventhal's 1950 Chevrolet Convertible
Vartan Davidian's 1955 Ford F-100


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