Kustomrama is an online encyclopedia dedicated to traditional hot rod and custom cars. Our mission is to PROTECT, PRESERVE and SHARE traditional hot rod and custom car history from all over the world.
Kustomrama is a small operation, run by volunteers. We work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays to collect, preserve, protect and share content from all over the world. All content published on Kustomrama is available for FREE. We can hide our content behind a paywall in order to secure future operations, instead we would like to ask you: How much is Kustomrama worth to you? Please consider making a donation of $5, $20, $50 or whatever you can, so we can continue to have the information on Kustomrama freely available to every single person on the planet. Thank you!


When I founded Kustomrama in 2005, I didn't know what kind of journey I was about to start. I was 23 years old, and I had a growing passion for traditional hot rods and custom cars. I knew that the best way to learn, was to study the history. Being young and naive, I had one vision, and that was to collect, preserve and protect our legacy. Worldwide. If I knew what I know today, I'm sure Kustomrama never would have seen the light of day, but here we are 10 years and thousands of hours later. As I write this, Kustomrama consists of 32,284 pages of valuable information. The timing for launching a traditional hot rod and custom wikipedia could not have been better. Many of the pioneers in the field are gone, but many are also still with us, so it is very important to gather as much info as possible before it's too late. For us, nothing is more valuable then first-hand information and stories.
Thousands of hours have been spent collecting and preserving material. People all over the world have helped us contribute valuable stories and photos, and new material comes in every day. The site is run by a team of two; me, Sondre Kvipt, and my brother Olav. We are located in Norway, and spend most of our spare-time behind a computer working on Kustomrama. Traditional newspapers and magazines are starting to hide their online content behind pay-walls. Don't expect this to happen on Kustomrama, as we want the material we gather to be freely accessible for everyone to enjoy.
Sondre Kvipt
Kustomrama Fonuder

Technology: Servers, bandwidth, maintenance, backup, and development. Kustomrama is one of the top traditional hot rod and custom websites in the world, and it runs on a fraction of what other top websites spend.
People and Projects: Kustomrama is run by two enthusiasts, and a handful of loyal contributors. We need to grow our team in order to expand and thereby be able to gather even more information. Our dream is to be able to send people out on the road with a scanner, microphone and a videocamera and interview as many legends, backyard builders and contributors as possible before it is too late.