According to Larry Watson the term Seaweed Flames came about when Al Lazarus and a buddy painted Al Lazarus' 1955 Chevrolet black in his backyard. The paint got a couple of flaws in it, and since he didn't want to repaint it, he asked Larry Watson if he could cover them up. Larry applied some sliver metallic flames on the car. The flames had black and and green toner in them, silver tips and gold striping. The car was painted around the time that the movie the Creature from the Black Lagoon came out. So when Lazarus cruised the front row of Grisinger's Drive-In in Long Beach that night a guy yelled out : "Look at all the seaweed on that car". Lasaruz car was then known as the Seaweed Wagon.
Cars Featuring Seaweed Flames
Did you enjoy this article?
Kustomrama is an encyclopedia dedicated to preserve, share and protect traditional hot rod and custom car history from all over the world.
- Help us keep history alive. For as little as 2.99 USD a month you can become a monthly supporter. Click here to learn more.
- Subscribe to our free newsletter and receive regular updates and stories from Kustomrama.
- Do you know someone who would enjoy this article? Click here to forward it.
Can you help us make this article better?
Please get in touch with us at email@example.com if you have additional information or photos to share about Seaweed Flames.
This article was made possible by:
SunTec Auto Glass - Auto Glass Services on Vintage and Classic Cars
Finding a replacement windshield, back or side glass can be a difficult task when restoring your vintage or custom classic car. It doesn't have to be though now with auto glass specialist companies like www.suntecautoglass.com. They can source OEM or OEM-equivalent glass for older makes/models; which will ensure a proper fit every time. Check them out for more details!
Do you want to see your company here? Click here for more info about how you can advertise your business on Kustomrama.