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Old School Customs: Top Traditional Custom Car Builders Alan Mayes

Old School Customs: Top Traditional Custom Car Builders

Alan Mayes

Published July 10th 2009
ISBN : 9780760334577
Hardcover
160 pages
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 About the Book 

In the late 1930s, as roadster- and coupe-driving hot rodders started families, they suddenly needed reliable cars that could transport more than two people. Thus, custom cars were born—passenger automobiles turned into one-of-a-kind art piecesMoreIn the late 1930s, as roadster- and coupe-driving hot rodders started families, they suddenly needed reliable cars that could transport more than two people. Thus, custom cars were born—passenger automobiles turned into one-of-a-kind art pieces reflecting the aesthetic sensibilities of their owners and builders. Today, the mild-to-wild styles and techniques that grew out of the custom car movement might seem like they’ve been around forever. Fortunately, a number of top-notch builders are keeping these classic elements alive.This book profiles the work of some of the men who keep making custom car history, and features dozens of chopped, sectioned, shaved, decked, flamed, frenched, nosed, lowered, scalloped, striped, and slammed Caddies, Mercs, Buicks, shoebox Fords, Chevys, and Oldsmobiles that exemplify traditional custom car design.  Author Alan Mayes includes profiles of top builders from across the country—John D’Agostino, Bill Hines, Richard Zocchi, Darryl Starbird, Bo Huff, and Rick Murray, among others—each illustrated with color photography profiling the builder’ work. In addition, Mayes features archival images detailing earlier work of these history-making custom builders of today.List of Builders:The PioneersGene Winfield               Modesto, CABill Hines                      Long Beach, CAAlexander Brothers       Detroit, MIJoe Bailon                    Auburn, CADarryl Starbird             Tulsa, OKThe LifersTom Culbertson            Indianapolis, INBo Huff                        Dragerton, UTMark Wojcik               Howell, NJDave Kinnaman            Alexandria, INMurphy & the Striper   Palm Beach, FLDave Pareso                 Colorado Springs, COGary Chopit Fioto      New Smyrna Beach, FLThe PacesettersGary Brown                 Indianapolis, INBrad Masterson            Paramount, CAVoodoo Larry Grobe   Schaumberg, ILRick Murray                 Moab, UT