Hot Rod Parts and Speed Shops in the 1950s
According to Ron Roberson, there were two speed shops around the Middletown area in the 1950s that were popular sources for good after-market parts. These were Bob Kyle's shop in Hamilton and Brockman's in Dayton. "Dick Weinle's shop in Cincinnati was a little father drive, but it was also very popular, especially with the drag racers. Prior to those shops' existence, there were always the mail order houses like So-Cal and Racer Brown. Some of the local machinists became quite adept at hot rod pieces, and the local parts departments at the various car dealerships usually had one special counter person that all the hot rodders would ask for. The Ford garage in Middletown, for example, had Mom's cousin Dick Lovelace behind the counter, and Dick knew all the hot rodders and the parts they needed."
Hot Rods of Ohio
Norm Grabowski's 1922 Ford Model T Bucket - The Lightning Bug / The Kookie T
Bob Hamke's 1927 Ford
Ray Van Elta's 1928 Ford Phaeton
Charley Mayenchein's 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton
Don Broyles' 1932 Ford Roadster
Lou Schafer's 1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe
Laverne A. Stetzer's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe - The York Coupe
Lynn Wineland's 1932 Ford
Paul F. Johnson's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Paul F. Johnson's 1932 Ford Roadster
Ralph Neal's 1932 Ford Roadster
George Montgomery's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Custom Cars of Ohio
Dick Bair's 1939 Ford Convertible Sedan
George Lehnhauson's 1940 Ford
Ted Maedel's 1940 Ford Convertible
Tom Franken's 1940 Ford
Virgil Shuck's 1940 Mercury Coupe
Dan and Ken Hiramoto's 1941 Buick Century Convertible - Raven
Dan Hiramoto's 1941 Buick Century Convertible - Raven
Jack Stewart's 1941 Ford
Dean Jeffries' 1947 Mercury Convertible
Glen Patrick's 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster
Richard Rough 1949 Chevrolet Club Coupe
Richard Shea's 1949 Chevrolet
Milton Depuy's 1949 Ford
Sam Barris' 1950 Buick Sedanette
John Cassaubon's 1950 Ford Club Coupe
Dick Schneider's 1950 Mercury
Frank Katzler's 1950 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday
Jack Stewart's 1950 Oldsmobile - The Polynesian
Don Hurley's 1951 Oldsmobile 88 - The Kopper Dust
Larry Ernst's 1951 Chevrolet - The Bel Air Royal
Robert Ansetta's 1951 Ford Crestliner
Larry Ernst's 1952 Ford Convertible - Pharaoh's Pacer
J.G. Schmidlapp's 1952 Oldsmobile Holiday 88
Dan Wylie's 1952 Pontiac Catalina
Joe Siegfried's 1953 Ford Four-Door
Jim Skonzakes' 1953 Lincoln Capri - The Golden Sahara
Jack Aberth's 1953 Studebaker
Milton J. Antonick's 1953 Studebaker
Wayne Ludmas' 1954 Chevrolet
Jack Purdy's 1954 Ford
George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet Truck - The Kopper Kart
John McLaughlin's 1955 Chevrolet
Bob Gunya's 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
David Shugarman's 1956 Chevrolet
Joe Flowers' 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air - The Venus
Sam and Carl Lombardo's 1956 Ford
Don Fletcher's 1957 Chevrolet 210 - The El Capitola
Jerry Halak's 1958 Ford Convertible
The Kopper Kart
Ronald Heitman's 1959 Chevrolet Impala - The Candy Angel
Merle Taggart's 1963 Buick Riviera
Dream Cars of Ohio
Custom, Auto, Body and Paint Shops of Ohio
Upholsterers of Ohio
Car Clubs of Ohio
Citizens of Ohio
Blaine Stone Jr.
Milton J. Antonick
Paul F. Johnson
Ray Van Elta
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