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An unknown 1939 Ford Convertible custom that Jim Overby shot at the 1952 Bonneville Nationals. A chopped and padded top, flipper hubcaps, ripple bumpers, fog lights, and a single spotlight makes this custom stand out at the lakes. It was running 1952 Oklahoma license plates. Photo by Jim Overby, provided by Karl Knecht.
Chuck Porter's 1949 Ford Pickup was sold to John Robinson of Tulsa
George E. Goodhead, Jr.'s 1951 Henry J Corsair convertible of Tulsa, Oklahoma. George's Henry J was restyled around 1955-1956.
Jim Bowers' 1951 Oldsmobile 2 door post of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Jim was a member of the Apostles of Shawnee. His Olds was restyled in 1958, featuring a scallop paint job by Bud Smika.
John McLaughlin's 1955 Chevrolet of Sapulpa, Oklahoma. In the late 1950s Jim sent the car on a train from Oklahoma to Barris Kustoms in California to have they finish the build and paint it.
Ed Roth's 1956 Ford F-100 truck of Maywood, California. Ed, who was a member of the Maywood Drag Wagons, bought the truck in 1957. He wanted to use it as a promotion vehicle for his custom paint and pinstripe business, so he gave it a red flame paint job the same year. In the late 1950s the truck was sold to Zain Bradshaw. Zain moved to Oklahoma, bringing the truck along.
Cotton's Paint & Body Shop of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was run and operated by Cotton Woodworth.
Martin S. Papazian's Cordster of Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1978 Roger D. Dunham of Arlington, Texas buys the car. Roger came across it for sale at the Sunset Trading Post in Sunset, Texas. He bought it and had it shipped to his home in Arlington. In 1980 Roger moves to Skiatook, Oklahoma, bringing the car along. In 2020 Roger sold the car to Bruce Papazian, son of the original owner.
The 1320 Eliminators was a car club out of Altus, Oklahoma.
Chris Miller's Tall Candy T was built by Joe Bailon of Bailon Custom Shop. The build was completed in 1974. In 1996 the car was sold to Joe Brewer of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Hot Rods of Oklahoma

Chris Miller's Tall Candy T

Custom Cars of Oklahoma

Bob McNutt's 1939 Ford Coupe
Don Moore's 1940 Ford Coupe
Chuck Porter's 1949 Ford Pickup Truck
Cotton Woodworth's 1949 Ford Unconvert
George E. Goodhead, Jr.'s 1951 Henry J Corsair Convertible
Jim Bowers' 1951 Oldsmobile
Emory Ashpaugh's 1955 Chevrolet - The Krimson Kart
John McLaughlin's 1955 Chevrolet
Ed Roth's 1956 Ford F-100
Jim Truscott's 1956 Ford Victoria
Thomas O. Hudson's 1957 Ford
Martin S. Papazian's Cordster
Silhouette II Space Coupe

Custom, Paint and Body Shops of Oklahoma

Cotton's Paint & Body Shop

Upholstery Shops in Oklahoma

Ada Top Shop
Rule Hopper

Car Shows in Oklahoma

Darryl Starbird's Exotic Car Show Tulsa

Custom Car and Hot Rod Clubs of Oklahoma

1320 Eliminators of Altus
Apostles of Shawnee

Museums in Oklahoma

Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum

Citizen of Oklahoma

Bob McNutt
Cotton Woodworth
David Guymon
Don Moore
Emory Ashpaugh
George E. Goodhead, Jr.
Jack Peters
Jim Bowers
Jim Mickle
Jim Truscott
John McLaughlin
John Robinson
Larry Stansbury
Roger D. Dunham
Tom O. Hudson


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