Peter Hischier

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Peter with Gene Winfield receiving an award in the 1950s. Photo courtesy of Pete Hischier.
Lew Thompson's 1932 Ford Roadster of Modesto, California. 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.

Peter Hischier of Modesto, California was a member of the Modesto Century Toppers car club. He became a member of the club in 1950. He was 14 years old, and one of the youngest kids in the club. When Gene Winfield returned from the service in 1951, Peter began to work at Windy's Custom Shop on 1309 Figaro Avenue. Working only on Saturdays, Peter helped Gene with sanding, welding, or getting lunch. Peter never collected pay while working for Gene, instead he traded his labor for Gene's shop to customize his first car, a 1950 Mercury Monterey. After about a year, Peter sold the Mercury to Gene, as he bought himself a 1950 Cadillac Convertible.[1]

Peter Hischier's Cars

Peter Hischier's 1932 Ford Roadster
Peter Hischier's 1950 Cadillac Convertible
Peter Hischier's 1950 Mercury Monterey
Peter Hischier's 1953 Mercury Monterey
Peter Hischier's 1967 Chevrolet



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