Dick Bertolucci

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The Rodder's Journal 71 featured a story on Dick Bertolucci.

Dick Bertolucci was born in 1929. In 1943, 14 years old he got his first car a 1933 Chevrolet Roadster. His dad Marino Bertolucci helped him build the engine, while Dick learned himself the basics of body working. After being caught street racing the roadster, his father forced him to replace the car with a seemingly safer hard top. Several cars went through Dick's driveway, but he wasn't able to click with any of them, not until he bought a 1938 Chevrolet Coupe at the age of 17.[1]

In 1945 Harry Westergard, Norm Milne and Dick Bertolucci formed The Thunderbolts Car Club. The club was first called the Capitol Auto Club.[2]

In 1948 at the age of 18, Dick started doing kustom work in his dads garage. Later he opened up his own shop; Bertolucci's Body and Paint Shop at 1749 34th Street in Sacramento, California. [1]

In 2009 Dick Bertolucci was the featured Builder of the Year at the Sacramento Autorama, and had a number of his cars on display for the event.[3]


Dick Bertolucci's Personal Rides

Dick Bertolucci's 1933 Chevrolet Roadster
Dick Bertolucci's 1935 Chevrolet Standard
Dick Bertolucci's 1938 Chevrolet Coupe


Cars Restyled by Dick Berolucci

Click here to see cars retsyled by Berolucci's Body and Paint Shop

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