Flashback to the legends of Kustom Kulture

Had a flashback to the golden age of California custom cars at the Dr. George Car Show today.

This is the incredibly awesome #Atomitron, which started life as a 1949 Studebaker pickup until John Saltsman dug deep into the ’50s and ’60s hot rod kustom kulture with the help/inspiration of some of the great SoCal legends of hot rodders.

A few talents behind the Automitron include headlights by George Barris, tail lights by Gene Winfield, paint formula by Larry Watson, interior by Crazy Kiwi Kustoms. List list goes on…

1915 Hispano Suiza Hot Rod

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The formula for a 140+ mph hot rod is simple… find a high-torque 18.5 liter Hispano Suiza airplane engine from 1915, attach a 1919 Delage bus gearbox before mounting it into a lightweight 1915 Hispano Suiza chassis that’s fitted with an Albion garbage truck rear-end, then stopped by mechanical chain drum brakes.

Another favorite from Jay’s collection that I was fortunate to photograph recently.

 

Rock the Ride at Big Rock

The Fourth Annual Rock the Ride at Big Rock Golf and Pub was held in La Quinta on this sunny Southern California afternoon to help kick-off activities leading up to the Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association’s 18th Annual Dr. George Charity Car Show at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the Coachella Valley.

Dr. George’s Car Show will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 and has become the largest one day car show on the West Coast. All proceeds benefit Desert Cancer Foundation.