Customs Then and Now

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O'Brien Truckers and Kustoms Illustrated co-sponsored the Customs Then and Now exhibit. As part of the program, O'Brien Truckers made a custom plaque of which only 80 copies that were all given to the owners of the handpicked customs chosen for the exhibit. Photo courtesy of O'Brien Truckers.
Also available at the show, in a color tagged as Kustom Kopper, was a commemorative plaque designed by Dennis O'Brien, Luke Karosi and Rik Hoving. If you want one check, the last I heard there were a few plaques left…visit Photo courtesy of O'Brien Truckers.
Glenn Johnson's 1937 Ford Coupe of Las Vegas, Nevada. The build was started in 1947, and completed it in 1951.
Norman Timbs' Buick Special was designed and built by Norman Timbs in the 1940s. The build was completed around 1948/1949.
Randy Rhoades' 1950 Chevrolet was part of a Larry Watson display at the Customs Then and Now exhibit during the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show. Randy's Chevrolet was built as a clone of the "Heartless" version of Larry Watson's 1950 Chevrolet. Photo by Sondre Kvipt - Kustomrama.

Cars Attending

The Pierson Brothers' 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Vern Simon's 1936 Ford Roadster
Glenn Johnson's 1937 Ford Coupe
Norman Timbs' Buick Special
Randy Rhoades' 1950 Chevrolet
Bill Carr's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible - The Aztec
Bob Palmer's 1955 Ford Thunderbird - The Golden Bird


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