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The Cam Snappers of Newburyport's 1930 Ford Model A roadster was owned, built and raced by the Cam Snappers of newburyport car club of Newburyport, Massachusetts. The build was completed in 1954. In May of 2014 the car was advertised for sale in Lebanon.
Bob DiBiasse's 1934 Ford Five-Window Coupe
Joe Brienza's 1934 Ford Convertible of West Islip, New York was completed in 1958. It was supposedly sold to New Jersey in the 1960s or 1970s.
Tommy Sanders' 1939 Ford 4-door Phaeton - The Red Bird
Nick De Simon's 1940 Ford coupe of Jersey City, New Jersey. Nick worked for his dad at De Simon Auto Body, and he was a very talented body man and fabricator. The build was completed around 1957.
Maximilian King's 1940 Mercury convertible of Morristown, New Jersey was first restyled by Meekers Body Shop in 1946. In 1959 Korky's Kustom Shop restyled the car further for current owner Ray Henyon.
Chris Rusbach's 1941 Ford Coupe of Hackensack, New Jersey. It was Chris' father Harry Rusbach Jr who originally bought the car in 1988 and restyled it. Harry sold the custom in 1999. In 2007 Chris bought it back and got it back on the road again. After a 10 year long rebuild, the car finally received a glossy paint job in June of 2016. Named "Somethin' Else," after the Eddie Cochran song, the entire car, including body, frame and driveline had then been redone and improved.
Harry Rusbach Jr's 1941 Ford coupe of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Harry bought the car in 1988. In 1990 he and three friends spent a weekend chopping the top on the car.
John Sak's Third 1941 Ford Convertible of Syracuse, New York. Named "Barbie" after his wife, the build was started in 1957 and completed in 1960. "Barbie" was John's third 1941 Ford custom.Kenneth Groth of Branchville, New Jersey bought the old custom in 1999.
Paul Lopez' 1948 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Sam Barris' 1949 Mercury was sold to New Jersey in 1957.
Edward Meritai's 1950 Ford of East Paterson, New Jersey. Restyled by Monego's Body Shop, the build was completed in 1958.
George Mizzi Jr.'s 1950 Mercury Convertible of Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Mizzi was a member of the Driving Deuces car club, and his Mercury was restyled at Monego's Body Shop. Named the "Purple Bug," the build was completed circa 1958 - 1959.
John Rae's 1951 Ford of Kenilworth, New Jersey. John bought the car from Hanover, New Jersey in 1962. It had already been customized when he got it, and John believes the car was done by Korky.
Richard Korkes' 1954 Ford Convertible of Whippany, New Jersey. The car, known as The Parisienne, was restyled by Korky's Kustom Shop.
The first version of John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury of Parsippany, New Jersey was restyled by Korky's Kustom Shop in 1957.
The second version of John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury of Parsippany, New Jersey was restyled by Korky's Kustom Shop. The car, named The Mysterian, made its debut February 17, 1960 at the Hartford Autorama.
Bill Carr's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible - The Aztec was sold to New Jersey
George Pillion's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible of Whippany, New Jersey as it appeared in 1960. George's Chevrolet, known as The Sportsman, was restyled by Korky's Kustom Shop.
The first version of Don Von Dwingelo's 1956 Ford Thunderbird as it appeared in 1959.
The second version of Don Von Dwingelo's 1956 Ford Thunderbird made its debut in 1960.
Terry Browning's 1958 Ford Ranchero of Neptune City, New Jersey. Terry was a founding member of the Haulin' Gents, and the "The Ruby Ranch" version of his Ranchero was completed in 1959.
Bill Kelly's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe of Warminster, Pennsylvania. The first version of the coupe was built in 1948. Gerard Christensen of Scotch Plains, New Jersey bought the car in the 1990s.
Vic Collins' 1955 Chevrolet truck of Rahway, New Jersey. Vic's truck is a clone of George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet truck, the Kopper Kart. Restyled by Customs by Flash and John Maurice, the build was started in 1999, and completed in 2008.
Ron Maxwell's 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe of Salt Lake City, Utah. The build was started in 1954, when Ron was 15 years old. The first iteration of the coupe was completed in 1955. Ron's coupe ran under flathead and later Cadillac power, competing in B/Altered at strips around Utah. Rob Montalbine of River Vale, New Jersey bought the old hot rod in 2006.
Joe Siclari's 1957 Ford Custom 300 of Union, New Jersey. Restyled by Joe and Moonlite Kustoms, the build was completed in 2010.
Ralph Tyrone Scarfo's 1950 Oldsmobile 88 hardtop of North Bergen, New Jersey. Ralph's Olds was supposedly restyled in San Diego in the mid 1960s. Ralph Tyrone Scarfo of North Bergen, New Jersey bought the car in 2011.
Gil Ayala's 1955 Ford Thunderbird of East Los Angeles, California. Known as the Wild Bird, the car was restyled by Gil and Al Ayala at Gil's Auto Body Works. The first version was completed in 1956. Sometime between 2011 and 2014 the old custom was sold to Ocean, New Jersey.
Dennis McPhail's 1960 Ford Fairlane of Wellington, Kansas. Restyled by Hooligan Hot Rods and Jeff Myers the build was completed in 2010. Jerzy Saganowski of Park Ridge, New Jersey bought the car in 2011.
Del Roy's Speed Parts was a speed shop in East Paterson, New Jersey. Photo courtesy of Matthew Lilienthal.
Rob Ida of Millstone, New Jersey bought Lew Thompson's 1932 Ford roadster in August of 2017. Lew's roadster was originally hot rodded in the Los Angeles area in the 1940s. In 1948 Gene Winfield reworked the car at Winfield Custom Shop for current owner Joe Cardoza. Joe sold the car to Modesto Century Toppers member Lew Thompson. Circa 1960 Joe sold the roadster to fellow Modesto Century Toppers member Peter Hischier, who gave it a Candy Apple Red paint job. Circa 1963 Peter had Gene Winfield rework the car and give it a black paint job. This incarnation did also feature a fully chromed undercarriage. After buying the car, Rob and his crew at IDA Automotive spent some time bringing the car back to how it appeared when Winfield originally reworked it.
Jack and Carolyn Kiely's 1950 Mercury Convertible of Rumson, New Jersey. Restyled by IDA Automotive, the build was completed in 2018.

Hot Rods of New Jersey

Cam Snappers of Newburyport's 1930 Ford Model A Roadster
Bill Kelly's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Lew Thompson's 1932 Ford Roadster
Bob DiBiasse's 1934 Ford Five-Window Coupe
Joe Brienza's 1934 Ford Convertible
Ron Maxwell's 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe


Custom Cars of New Jersey

Clarence Schaaf's 1937 Cord Special
Tommy Sanders' 1939 Ford 4-door Phaeton - The Red Bird
Frank Christie's 1940 Chevrolet
Nick De Simon's 1940 Ford Coupe
Maximilian King's 1940 Mercury Convertible
Chris Rusbach's 1941 Ford Coupe
Harry Rusbach Jr's 1941 Ford Coupe
John Sak's Third 1941 Ford Convertible - Barbie
Paul Lopez' 1948 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Vic Morbidelli's Buick
Tom Piantkoski's 1948 Mercury Convertible
Frederic Schaffnit's 1949 Dodge
Leonard Cohen's 1949 Ford Tudor
Sam Barris' 1949 Mercury
George Mizzi Jr.'s 1950 Mercury Convertible - The Purple Bug
Edward Meritai's 1950 Ford
Jim Laga's 1950 Ford
Jack and Carolyn Kiely's 1950 Mercury Convertible
Ralph Tyrone Scarfo's 1950 Oldsmobile 88 Hardtop
Herb Gellings' 1951 Ford Coupe
John Rae's 1951 Ford
Tom Eliason's 1951 Ford Convertible
Chuck Sanders' 1951 Oldsmobile - The Black Panther
Andy Belusko's 1954 Ford
Richard Korkes' 1954 Ford Convertible - The Parisienne
John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury - The Mysterian
Anthony Abato's 1954 Oldsmobile Convertible - The Comet
Bill Carr's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible - The Aztec
George Pillion's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible - The Sportsman
Irvin Kirschner's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible - The Princess and the Pirate
Vic Collins' 1955 Chevrolet Truck - The Kopper Kart Klone
Art Guglielmi's 1955 Ford Victoria
Gil Ayala's 1955 Ford Thunderbird - The Wild Bird
Don Von Dwingelo's 1956 Ford Thunderbird
Errol Huttle's 1957 Chevrolet Convertible
Joe Siclari's 1957 Ford Custom 300 - The Pearl Necklace
Terry Browning's 1958 Ford Ranchero - "The Ruby Ranch"
Dennis McPhail's 1960 Ford Fairlane
Mike Budnick's 1960 Pontiac - The Golden Indian


Custom Car and Hot Rod Clubs of New Jersey

Chauffers
Drivin Deuces
Free Wheelers of Whippany
Haulin' Gents
Slow Pokes
Squires of Chatham


Traditional Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows of New Jersey

Boro Motorama
Slim's Rod & Kustom Invitational


Custom, Body and Paintshops in New Jersey

Collet Body Shop
Customs by Flash
Highland Auto Body
Korky's Kustom Shop
Les Cove's Custom Body Shop
Meekers Body Shop
Old Stillwater Garage
Valley Body Shop


Upholstery Shops of New Jersey

A&Z Auto Top
Caravan Upholstery
Everlast Upholstery
Haro's Custom Interiors
Superior Auto Trim
Tama Seat Cover Shop


Speed Shops of New Jersey

Del Roy's Speed Parts


Citizens of New Jersey

Andy Belusko
Anthony Abato
Art Guglielmi
Bob DiBiasse
Carolyn Kiely
Chuck Sanders
Clarence Schaaf
Don Von Dwingelo
Edward Meritai
Errol Huttle
Frank Christie
George Pillion
Gerard Christensen
Herb Gellings
Irvin Kirschner
Jack Kiely
Jerzy Saganowski
Jim Laga
Joe Siclari
John Nadzon
John Rae
John Wetzel
Leonard Cohen
Les Cove
Lou Calasibetta
Mark Wojcik
Maximilian King
Nick De Simon
Paul Lopez
Pete Spickler
Ralph Tyrone Scarfo
Richard "Korky" Korkes
Rob Montalbine
Terry Browning
Tom Eliason
Tom Piatkoski
Tommy Sanders
Vic Collins
Vic Morbidelli



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