San Mateo Custom, Rod & Sports Car Show

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In 1963 Larry Farber toured the West Coast with his Lil' Coffin. By then the Dave Stuckey built show rod had been dressed up with 15-inch Torq-Thrust wheels, Coker whitewalls, and cheater slicks. James snapped this photo at the 1963 San Mateo Custom, Rod & Sports Car Show. Photo from The James Handy Collection.
The 7th San Mateo Custom, Rod & Sports Car Show was held January 5-7, 1962 in San Mateo, California.
The souvenir program from the 1959 San Mateo Custom, Rod & Sports Car Show.

1962 San Mateo Custom, Rod & Sports Car Show

The 7th consecutive San Mateo Custom, Rod & Sports Car Show was held January 5,6,7, 1962 in San Mateo, California. One of the main attractions of the show was Tommy Ivo and his dragster.

Show Personell
Harry Costa Jr, - General Manager
Andy Brizio - Production Manager
Richard Costa - Production Manager
Gail Costa - Executive Secretary
William L. Finefrock Co. - Advertising, Publicity and Program

Show Entries:
Featured, Tommy Ivo's 4-Engined Dragster
A-200, George C. Salmon's 1948 Chevrolet Coupe
A-201, Gary Elmore's 1953 Studebaker Coupe - Exotica
A-202, Bob McEvoy's 1960 Ford Falcon Tudor Sedan
A-300, Bob Russo's 1960 Ford Galaxie
A-400, Carl Mecchi's 1959 Ford Thunderbird
A-401, Frank Mecchi's 1956 Chevrolet Hardtop
A-402, Albert G. Cole's 1960 Chevrolet Two-Door Hardtop
A-403, Mario Ghiorzi's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
A-404, Bob Benedetti's 1955 Ford Victoria
A-405, Eddie Bosio's 1955 Chevrolet Hardtop
A-406, John Gomez' 1957 Chevrolet Two-Door Hardtop
A-407, Fred Leggero's 1953 Ford Victoria
A-408, Richard Rozzi's 1958 Chevrolet Bel-Air
A-409, Mike Malfitino's 1957 Ford Fairlane 500
A-410, Robert Capurro's 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air
A-500, Bob Crespo's 1940 Ford Coupe
A-501, Jim Gimenez' 1956 Ford Thunderbird
A-502, Joe Santos' 1954 Chevrolet Pickup
C-400, Doug McCauley's 1950 Studebaker Pickup

1960 San Mateo Custom, Rod & Sports Car Show

Show Entries:
Jerry Sahagon's 1951 Chevrolet Club Coupe
Jim Skonzakes' Golden Sahara II
Jerry DeVito's 1957 Ford
Ed Roth's Outlaw

1959 San Mateo Custom, Rod & Sports Car Show

The 4th annual] San Mateo Custom, Rod & Sports Car Show was held January 8-11, 1959 in San Mateo, California.

Show Entries:

'35 - '48 Closed Custom:
125 - Harvey Cross' 1947 Ford
126 - Louie Stojanovich's 1947 Plumouth Coupe
127 - Frank Cosca's 1947 Plymouth
128 - Jim Adamison's 1936 Ford

150 - Dave Bennion's 1955 Pontiac Convertible
151 - Jim Doyle's 1952 Mercury
403 - Karl Zipf's 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
479 - Mickey Thomson's Streamliner
753 - Sid Colberg's 1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster
777 - Mitch Nagao's 1957 Ford Thunderbird
780 - Joe Carboni's Modified Sports Car


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