A race-ready Model A roadster waiting in line for the races to start. Photo courtesy of Sondre Kvipt
Another photo from the same race. Car number 18 is named the Speed Smiths Special. Photo courtesy of Sondre Kvipt
A closeup of the Speed Smiths Special. Photo courtesy of Sondre Kvipt
A photo of the Speed Smiths Special in the pit area. Photo courtesy of Sondre Kvipt
Dated April 1956
, this photo shows a crowd pleasing Model A roadster at a drag event. Marked 777, the roadster features a roll bar, white tarp, full Moon discs
, 1939 Ford
taillights and a quick change axle.Do anyone recognize it? The photo came from a collection in Burbank
This photo is supposedly taken at an 1959
indoor car show. The car is a 1958 Ford
named "Green Stuff
", and from looking at the sign next to it, it seems to be owned by a Mal or Mae Sanchez. Body and paint is by "Cano Customs
This photo shows a very nice 1939
or 1940 Mercury
custom at a 1950s
drag event. The running boards have been removed, and the Merc has been fit with fenderskirts, a 1946 Chevrolet
grille and what seems to be a 1946 Oldsmobile
front bumper. An unrecognizable car club plaque has been mounted on the front bumper. Do any recognize any of the cars in the photo? The photo comes from a collection in Burbank
This photo shows a mildly customized 1954 Ford
featuring a tube grille and shaved hood. The photo is dated August 1961
, and it comes from a collection in Claremont
This photo comes from a collection in California
, and it shows a 1936 Ford
Sedan featuring fender-skirts, ripple-bumpers, spotlight and whitewall-tires up front. The photo seems to be taken in the 1940s
in front of a garage, and the baseball-player has a shirt that reads Colton Post 155 American Legion.
Classical 1939 Ford
custom with a chopped top, 1949 Plymouth
ripple bumpers, removed running boards, fender skirts, flipper wheel discs and white wall tires in the front. The back of the photo is stamped April 1st, 1951
A photo of an uknonwn 1932 Ford Roadster.
The Polaroid Photo Album, Davenport
, Iowa 1956
. These photos were taken at the grand opening of the Village Shopping Center
. According to Ed Biggs
, the car show was held to draw people to the newly opened center. At the time, several members of the Rock Island Piston Pushers
were into showing their cars at shows, and cars all the way from Chicago
came for the opening because the Shlitzers of Harvey
was a sister club to the Pushers
. The DeWitt Roamans
was another sister club that attended the show. At the time, cars in the area were just starting to get accepted as hot rods and custom cars, the car shows were just starting out, and people were very eager to promote their passion. Ed Biggs
remember going to the show with a friend. He also remembers how surprised he was at the turn out and the high quality of cars that showed up.
This photo shows Gene Strieter's 1950 Mercury
A Lincoln with a Chevy grille bar
A shoebox with an Oldsmobile Grille Bar
Shoebox Convertible 1956.
Shoebox Convertible 1956.
Plymouth Convertible Custom
The Custom Built LaSalle.
Unknown 1934 Ford With Flipper Hubcaps
Unknown 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Semi Custom
A selection of photos from the collection of Kustomrama editor Sondre Kvipt.
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