1964

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The Orbitron is a fiberglass show rod built by Ed Roth of Maywood, California. Designed by Ed “Newt” Newton, the Orbitron was made to look like a space age influenced slingshot dragster. The build was completed in September of 1964.
Don Tognotti's 1913 Ford Model T Roadster, "King T", of Sacramento, California. Restyled by Don and Gene Winfield of Winfield's Custom Shop, the build was started in 1962 and completed in 1964, winning the 1964 America's Most Beautiful Roadster award.
Bo Huff's 1927 Ford Model T Bucket, of Salt Lake City as it appeared in 1964.
Hasse Broberg's Modified of Enskedefältet in Stockholm, Sweden. The build was started by Pelle Karlson, but Hasse, a member of the Sill Drivers, bought it and completed it in 1964.
Bob Hagerty's 1931 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan of Wheaton, Maryland. Bob, who was a member of the Coach Masters of Wheaton, built the car himself. The build took two years, and it was completed in 1964. Bob's tudor was shown on the East Coast as "Jade East."
The second version of Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford Roadster, of Huddinge in Stockholm, Sweden, was completed in 1964. This version was painted Marigold Metalflake..
Irvin Kirschner's 1955 Chevrolet of Westwood, New Jersey. Known as the Princess and the Pirate, the car was restyled several times by Tony Bruskivage of Hawthorne, New Jersey. The bubbletop version of Irv's Chevrolet was first shown in 1964.
Rodney Rice's 1955 Chevrolet of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The car, known as "the Astorian," was restyled by the Alexander Brothers and Fostoria Customs. The build was completed in 1964.
Sven Sandberg's 1956 Ford Sunliner convertible of Stockholm, Sweden. Sven's Sunliner was completed in 1964, featuring a Burgundy Mist paint job by his brother Bo Sandberg. Bo ran a custom shop named Yankee Customs.
The Surfin Bird version of Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird of Älvesjö in Stockholm, Sweden was completed in 1964.
Richard Mikami's 1961 Chevrolet Impala of Gardena, California. Restyled in 1964, Richard's Impala featured hydraulic lifts by Bill Hines, a Pearl paint job by Joe Andersen and a custom upholstery by Russ and Bess. The car was known as "The Ant Killer"
Gordy Brown's 1963 Ford Thunderbird of San Fernando, California. Gordy was originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, but decided to move to Southern California in the early 1960s, after Utah passed a law against altered suspension. The Thunderbird was built at his shop House of Customs around 1963/1964, and it featured hydraulic lifts on all four corners so he could raise it up by the touch of a switch.
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The 8th annual Portland Roadster Show was held March 5-8, 1964 at the Memorial Colosseum Portland, Oregon.
The 1964 Pacific Northwest Motorama was held November 6 - 8, 1964 at the Tacoma Armory in Tacoma, Washington. The show was presented by the Tacoma Toppers car club.


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Hot Rods Rods Built or Completed in 1964

Don Tognotti's 1913 Ford Model T Roadster - "King T"
Bo Huff's 1927 Ford Model T Bucket
Hasse Broberg's Modified
Bill Leslie's 1931 Ford Model A Coupe
Bob Hagerty's 1931 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan - Jade East
Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford Roadster


Custom Cars Restyled or Completed in 1964

Irvin Kirschner's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible - The Princess and the Pirate
Rodney Rice's 1955 Chevrolet - The Astorian
Sven Sandberg's 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird - Surfin Bird
Mike Perello's 1960 Ford Starliner
Richard Mikami's 1961 Chevrolet Impala - The Ant Killer
Gordy Brown's 1963 Ford Thunderbird


Show Rods Built or Completed in 1964

Ed Roth's Orbitron


Custom Creations Built or Completed in 1964

The Calico Surfer


Custom Car and Hot Rod Shows Held in 1964

Buffalo Autorama
Rochester's National Auto Review


Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows of 1964

March
03.05 thru 03.08.1964 - The 8th annual Portland Roadster Show at the Memorial Colosseum Portland, Oregon.


November
11.06 thru 11.08.1964 - Pacific Northwest Motorama at the Tacoma Armory in Tacoma, Washington.





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