New England

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Fran Bannister's 1932 Ford Roadster. Completed in 1949, Fran's roadster is one of the first hot rods of New England.
Sebastian Rubbo's 1936 Ford Roadster of Massachusetts. Sabie started working on the roadster at age 23, in 1945. He had just gotten out of the Navy, and was inspired by the cars he saw racing at the dry lakes near where he was stationed in Southern California. The build was completed in 1946, and Sabie drove it all over the country for the next 42 years.
Avenue Auto Interiors of Bridgeport, Connecticut. A custom upholstery shop run and operated by Jim DeSalle. DeSalle started doing interiors in the early fifties, and his shop was known as one of the finest upholstery houses in the New England area. After operating Avenue Auto Interiors for fifteen years, Jim changed its name to Vantastics, turning it into a van customizer shop. The auto trim field had started slowing down, so Jim looked into other areas.

Hot Rods of New England

Fran Bannister's 1932 Ford Roadster
Sebastian Rubbo's 1936 Ford Roadster

Custom Cars of New England

Ralph Bannister's 1939 Ford Coupe

Custom Upholstery Shops of New England

Avenue Auto Interiors

Citizens of New England

Fran Bannister
Lenny Biondi
Sebastian Rubbo


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