1990s

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Harry Rusbach Jr's 1941 Ford coupe of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Harry bought the car in 1988. In 1990 he and three friends spent a weekend chopping the top on the car.
The Beatniks Koolsville car club was formed in 1992.
Kevan Sledge's 1924 Ford Model T Roadster
Fred Rowe's 1951 Mercury Convertible, of Los Angeles, California was built by Barris Kustoms and completed in 1953. It was featured in the movie Running Wild along with Bob Hirohata's 1951 Mercury. Bill Layman of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania restored the car back to its formel glory in the 1990s.
The first A-Bombers Desperate Old Style Weekend was held at Skeppsvikens Camping in Uddevalla, Sweden in August of 1996. Held by the A-Bombers hot rod and motorcycle club, the show would eventually grow into becoming the biggest traditional hot rod and custom show in Europe. Scan courtesy of Per Graemer.
Randy Rhoades' 1950 Chevrolet of Eugene, Oregon. Randy's Chevrolet was built as a clone of the "Heartless" version of Larry Watson's 1950 Chevrolet. The build was started in 1995 and completed in 1997.
Rich Pichette's 1957 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery of Moreno Valley, California. The car was restyled by Bill Hines and Gary Minor after a rear end accident in 1992. The build was completed in 1998, featuring scallops designed by Jerry Weesner and pinstriping by Larry Watson.
Peder Behr's 1960 Chrysler New Yorker of Sweden. The build was started at Forsberg Motorcars in Huntington Beach, California in 1996, and completed by Peder in Sweden in 1998.

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The traditional hot rod and kustom scene got a revival in the 1990s through car clubs such as the Shifters, Burbank Choppers, Lucky Devils, Auto Butchers, Checs, and Deacons. The clubs were mostly started and organized by teenagers from California.


In Sweden, clubs such as the A-Bombers and Jokers were formed. Along with some coverage in magazines such as Wheels Magazine and Power Magazine, the A-Bombers and Jokers were instrumental in spreading the revival traditional rod, kustom and rockabilly scene in Scandinavia.


Hot Rods of the 1990s

Kevan Sledge's 1924 Ford Model T Roadster


Custom Cars of the 1990s

Harry Rusbach Jr's 1941 Ford Coupe
Randy Rhoades' 1950 Chevrolet
Rich Pichette's 1957 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
Peder Behr's 1960 Chrysler New Yorker


Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs Established in the 1990s

Beatniks Koolsville
So. Cal. Shifters


Traditional Hot Rod and Custom Car Show of the 1990s

A-Bombers Old Style Weekend


Cars Restored in the 1990s

Fred Rowe's 1951 Mercury Convertible

Custom Body Shops of the 1990s

Forsberg Motorcars





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