Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama

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The souvenir program for the 1960 Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama
An ad for The Crazy Painters, Baron, Roth and Kelly from the 1958 Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama Souvenir Program.
Larry's Thunderbird on a turntable at the first Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama in 1958.
According to the Big Book of Barris this photo was taken at the Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama in 1959.[1] But since the Rod & Custom Magazine’s Dream Truck was Wrecked in 1958, the photo has to be taken at the first Renegades Motorama held in 1958. George Barris displayed the wrecked version on some car shows, but then with a pretty smashed up left side.
Ed Cousins' 1932 Ford pickup at the first annual Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama in 1958

Indoor custom car and hot rod show held by the Long Beach Renegades Car Club. The first show was held in 1958 at the old Long Beach Municipial Auditorium. The space was small, so they had to limit the car entries, something that made the participation very exclusive. It was Ed Cousins' idea to put on the show. In 1959 65 cars were exhibited, and about ten thousand spectators showed up for the show.

Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama 1960

The third annual Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama.

Cars Attending:
Buzz Pitzen's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster
Tom and Harry Jackman's 1932 Ford Sport Coupe
Gene Winfield's 1935 Ford Shoptruck
Art Lehner's 1939 Ford Convertible - The Fadeaway Ford
Santo Vasques' 1950 Chevrolet Convertible
Jim Shepherd's 1953 Mercury
Bob McNulty's 1955 Chevrolet Corvette - The Shark
Leroy Kemmerer's 1956 Mercury - The Jade Idol
Don Fletcher's 1957 Chevrolet - The El Capitola
Raymond Besasie's X-2

Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama 1959

The second annual Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama was held in July 1959 at the Long Beach Muncipial Auditorium.[2] In 1959 65 cars were exhibited at the Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama.

Cars Attending:
The Kookie T
Ed Roth's Tweedy Pie
Jim Logue's 1954 Ford Convertible
Ron Aguirre's 1956 Chevrolet Corvette - The Exsonic

Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama 1958

The first annual Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama was held in 1958 at the Long Beach Muncipial Auditorium. Backdropped with colorful displays and soft music atmosphere, the show drew some ten thousands enthusiasts. The exhibit lasted four days.[3]

Click here for more info and photos from the 1958 Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama

Cars Attending:
The Ala Kart[4]
B. C. Neblett's Ford Model T Truck[3]
Ed Roth's 1930 Ford Model A Tudor - The Little Jewel
Ed Cousins' 1932 Ford Pickup
Ben Von KleinSmid's 1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe
John Perrot's 1932 Ford Coupe
Bill Bowerman's Competition Coupe
Bud Lehner's 1939 Ford[3]
Frank Monteleon's 1941 Ford
Harold Johnson's 1949 Chevrolet
Junior Conway's 1950 Ford[5]
Dave Burgarin's 1951 Mercury[3]
Hayward Mendenhall's 1953 Ford F-100
Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air - The Moonglow[5]
Gerald Twamley's 1954 Chevrolet 210
Bill Carr's 1955 Chevrolet - The Aztec
Ted Long's 1955 Ford F-100
Toby Halicki's 1956 Buick[3]
Joe Boliba's 1956 Chevrolet - The Golden Corona
Lanny Ericson's 1956 Chevrolet - Violet Fantasy[5]
Johnny Zupan's 1956 Ford F-100
Jud Morgan's 1956 Ford Pickup - The Rambler
Stan Duncan's 1956 Mercury[3]
Bill Moore's 1957 Ford Ranchero
Jack Hershey's 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Ray Ewing's 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Larry Watson's 1958 Ford Thunderbird[5]
Rod & Custom Magazine’s Dream Truck[5]



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