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Jim Skonzakes' 1922 Ford Model T-Bucket of Dayton, Ohio. In 1959 Jim bought the famous Kookie T hot rod from Norm Grabowski. After buying the car, Jim brought it to Larry Watson at Watson's House of Style for a cosmetic makeover. Larry gave the car a Rose Pearl paint job with Candy Red flames.
Don Broyles' 1932 Ford roadster of Dayton, Ohio. The car was originally built in 1951. In 1956 Don installed a 1956 Chevrolet Corvette 283 engine in the roadster.
Don Boeke's 1957 Ford Convertible of Dayton, Ohio. Boeke built the car after he was discharged from the US Navy. Taken circa 1960, this photo shows the car after he had painted pearl scallops on it and dressed it up with lake pipes, custom hubcaps, and a Canadian grille.
Milton Depuy's 1949 Ford of Cleveland, Ohio was restyled around 1956. Sam Gabrielson of Dayton, Ohio bought the car sometime after 1964.
Jim Walker of Dayton, Ohio bought the remains of Sam Barris' 1950 Buick Sedanette and had it restored back to it's former glory.
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. Jim Skonzakes of Dayton, Ohio bought the truck from George in 1960.
Ron Volpe's 1957 Ford Convertible of La Salle, Illinois. Ron was a member of the Illinois Valley Mis-Fires. Between the years 1960 and 1963, he took the car through five different stages. This photo shows the fifth and most radical iteration of the car that was restyled in 1963. By then, the car had received an asymmetrical scoop on the hood, radiused wheel wells, and a fogged paint job. Ron sold the car to a used car dealer in Princeton, Illinois in July of 1963. Rumors have it that the car was then sold to a fellow from Ohio, possibly Dayton.

Hot Rods of Dayton, Ohio

Norm Grabowski's 1922 Ford Model T Bucket - The Lightning Bug / The Kookie T
Ken Austin's 1927 Ford Model T
Don Broyles' 1932 Ford Roadster
George Montgomery's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe

Custom Cars of Dayton, Ohio

Jack Stewart's 1941 Ford
Milton Depuy's 1949 Ford
Sam Barris' 1950 Buick Sedanette Dan Wylie's 1952 Pontiac Catalina
Jim Skonzakes' 1953 Lincoln Capri - The Golden Sahara
George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet Truck - The Kopper Kart
Don Boeke's 1957 Ford Convertible

Custom Body Shops of Dayton, Ohio

The Egyptian Custom Body and Paint

Citizens of Dayton, Ohio

Dan Wylie
Don Boeke
Don Broyles
George Montgomery
Gordon Sully
Jim Skonzakes
Jim Walker
Sam Gabrielson


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