Joe Hurst

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Joe's first car was a scalloped 1947 Chevrolet convertible that he bought for 75.00 USD in 1958; "I was 14 years old, the car was stock otherwise. It didn't run needed a carb, I started learning," Joe told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2016. A painter near North High laid the Candy Red and Pearl White Scallop paint job on the car before Joe bought it. " I can't remember his name, but he was painting from his body shop on 182nd street. Not a custom shop, he just painted this one for advertisement of his talent. He was the cousin of Tony and Chuck Gaetani. A high school buddy, Mickey Vandevort, did the striping for me." Joe did drive the car, but not much because he didn't have a license. After the Chevrolet followed a 1940 Mercury coupe and a 1950 Ford, all before he was 16; "I convinced my parents I would be a mechanic."
A photo of Joe's first 1957 Chevrolet. Photo courtesy of Joe Hurst.
Joe working on the rear brakes of his 1957 Chevrolet around 1963. His buddies Rod and Dick are watching him work. After the Chevy, Joe had a neat black 1959 Buick 2 door hardtop. Photo courtesy of Dennis McKee.
Photo couretsey of Dennis McKee.
Joe Hurst's 1959 Buick 2 Door Hardtop. Joe's Buick was black. It was lowered and ran chrome wheels. He sold the '59 to buy the 1961 Buick Electra. Photo courtesy of Joe Hurst.

Joe Hurst of Torrance, California. Joe's first car was a scalloped 1947 Chevrolet convertible that he bought for 75.00 USD in 1958; "I was 14 years old, the car was stock otherwise. It didn't run needed a carb, I started learning," Joe told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2016. A painter near North High laid the Candy Red and Pearl White Scallop paint job on the car before Joe bought it. " I can't remember his name, but he was painting from his body shop on 182nd street. Not a custom shop, he just painted this one for advertisement of his talent. He was the cousin of Tony and Chuck Gaetani. A high school buddy, Mickey Vandevort, did the striping for me." Joe did drive the car, but not much because he didn't have a license. After the Chevrolet followed a 1940 Mercury coupe and a 1950 Ford, all before he was 16; "I convinced my parents I would be a mechanic."[1]


Joe Hurts's Cars

Joe Hurst's 1947 Chevrolet Convertible
Joe Hurst's 1957 Chevrolet
Joe Hurst's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Joe Hurst's 1959 Buick 2 Door Hardtop
Joe Hurst's 1961 Buick Electra


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