We have started
to revise and update the Hall of Fame beginning with the Little Deuce
Coupe. New graphics and Album style.
so far are the lil Deuce Coupe, Bill Niekamp roadster, and the Golden
Kart Ford Roadster Pickup that was the only roadster to win the
title of America's most beautiful roadster twic in a row. One of the
first AMT hot rod models to hit the country and has been brought back
to its former glory by the Roy Brizio shop.
1951 Chopped Mercury owned by Bob Hirohata and built by Barris bros.
and Frank Sognoz.
Very famous custom that really introduced the word Kustom to the hot
rod language. It dropped from sight for over thirty years, but loongtime
owner Jim McNeil restored it and reintroduced it to the custom world.
Deuce Coupe "Chili" Catallo's 1932 Ford Coupe was one
of my early connection to the hot rod world, and one of the most recognized
hot rods of all time. Featured on the cover of the Beach Boys album.
Exhibited at Pebble Beach.I was involved in the beginning of this
car and it was customized many times over the years. Pete's custom
collision, Alexander Brothers, and the Barris Bros, all had a hand
in the restyling of this car.Finaaly back in the hands of the Catallo
family where it should be. One of the few hot rods to be invited to
Matador Bill Cushenbery's 1940 Ford Coupe, the El Matador, is
one of the most recognized custom in the hot rod world. Owned by AMT
model corp., Promotions inc. Carl Casper, and a variety of private
owners. One of those owners was me, and it was a high point of my
hot rod career. Burned in a garage fire and resurrected by HYarold
Murphy, as chronicled in Custom Rodder magazine, it is a survivor
in every sense of the word.
Sahara Original Barris Bros custom, Revised by Bob Metz, electronic
showpiece that was very far advanced for the time period. Toured the
country and exhibited in car dealers across the country. Wild body
modifications by Bill Carr and Bill DeCarr, employees of George Bariis.
Truly the most radical custom to achieve fame and is instantly recognized
as the one of a kind top custom ever built.
1949 Mercury Coupe
1936 Ford Coupe
Spence Murray's Rod & Custom Pickup
Flint 1929 Ford Roadster
Harry Bradley's 1950 Chevrolet Coupe
Matranga 1940 Mercury Coupe
1954 Chevy Hardtop
1929 Ford Roadster that was built by Bill Niekamp and won the First
America's most beautiful roadster trophy at the first National Roadster
Show produced by Al Slonaker. Jake Jacobs of Pete and Jake fame had
ownership and the restoration of this car.
Valley Custom 50 Olds Hardtop
Scritchfield 1932 Ford Roadster
Summers 1940 Mercury Convertible