From Kustomrama
Jump to: navigation, search
Clarence Patterson's 1939 Ford convertible of Glen Allen, Virginia. Built by Glen, the build was started in 1948 and completed in 1951, making it one of the first, if not the first, custom car of Virginia.
Virgil Shuck's 1940 Mercury coupe of Pineville, West Virginia. Built by Virgil and his father at Shucks Body Shop, the build was started in 1957. It was completed sometime between 1957 and 1959. The car eventually wound up in a junkyard in Christiansburg. In the 1970s or the 1980s it was sold to Ohio.
John Knox's 1953 Buick Skylark custom of Portsmouth, Virginia. Restyled in the late 1950s or the early 1960s, the car was featured on the cover of Speed and Custom April 1962.
Robert Ansetta's 1951 Ford Crestliner of Morris Plains, New Jersey. Robert owned the car from the mid 1950s to the early 1960s, and most of the custom work on it was done during those years. Robert passed away in 1961 before the build was completed, and it was his brother Vinnia that finally completed the build in 1983. Mike Witkowski of Virginia bought the car from later owner Richard King.

Custom Cars of Virginia

Ed Dell's 1936 Ford Roadster
Clarence Patterson's 1939 Ford Convertible
Virgil Shuck's 1940 Mercury Coupe
Thomas Campbell's 1949 Ford - Fordillac
William C. Jeunette's 1949 Ford Club Coupe
Robert Ansetta's 1951 Ford Crestliner
John Knox's 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible

People of Virginia

Clarence Patterson
Dickie Burke
Herbert Unger
John Knox
Mike Witkowski
Thomas Campbell


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.

Can you help us make this article better?

Please get in touch with us at if you have additional information or photos to share about Virginia.

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 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.

Personal tools
Help us