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Joaquin Arnett's 1934 Ford 3-window coupe of San Diego, California was completed in 1951. Joaquin sold the coupe to Andy Granatelli of Chicago, Illinois shortly after it was completed.
Jim Tepstra of Roselle, Illinois bought Bob Benn's 1936 Ford 3 Window Coupe after Bob was killed in a car accident.
Rich Vachata's 1936 Ford Convertible of Berwyn, Illinois. Rich was a member of the Bearing Busters of Berwyn, and the other members in the club helped him build the car. The first version was completed in 1959. In 1960 fellow club member Dave Puhl gave the car a scallop paint job. This version of the car was named the Beach Comber.
Glenn Johnson's 1937 Ford Coupe of Las Vegas, Nevada. The build was started in 1947, and completed it in 1951. Joe Bortz of Highland Park, Illinois bought the car around 2007.
John Vara's 1941 Ford Convertible was restyled by Barris Kustoms in 1948. John sold the car to Johnny Zaro of Maywood, California before the build was completed. Russ Erlinger of Belleville, Illinois bought the car in 1953.
Paul Champlin's 1941 Ford Convertible, of Russel, Illinois, was restyled by Ray Birky of Antioch.
Milton Depuy's 1949 Ford of Cleveland, Ohio was restyled around 1956. Russel Standish of Tinley Park, Illinois bought the car in 1964.
Wally Troy's 1950 Oldsmobile Convertible, the Troy Special, was built in 1952.
Hank Katzenmaler's 1951 Ford Tudor, of Dacatur, Illinois was built by its owner.
Wally Troy's 1953 Buick Convertible, The Troy Custom, was built by Wally Troy of Springfield, Illinois. The build was completed in 1954.
Jim Seaton's 1955 Chevrolet of Santa Maria, California. The car was restyled by Barris Kustoms 1957 - 1958. Joe Bortz of Highland Park bought the old custom sometime after 1975.


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Hot Rods of Illinois

Dan Woods' Milk Truck
Howard Mitchell's 1930 Ford 5-Window Coupe - The Alazane
Russell Gerrits 1931 Ford Roadster
The Atomic Punk


Custom Cars of Illinois

Bob Benn's 1936 Ford 3 Window Coupe
Rich Vachata's 1936 Ford Convertible
Glenn Johnson's 1937 Ford Coupe
Don Compton's 1939 Chevrolet Business Coupe
Johnny Zaro's 1941 Ford Convertible
Paul Champlin's 1941 Ford
George Jameson's 1942 Plymouth Business Coupe
Larry Grobe's 1946 Ford - The Voodoo Idol
B. H. Martin's 1948 DeSoto
William J. Unger's 1949 Cadillac
Milton Depuy's 1949 Ford
Nick Kolbasuk's 1949 Ford
Gene Howard's 1950 Buick
Jim Galvins' 1950 Ford Tudor
Ed Webster's 1951 Buick Convertible
Hank Katzenmaler's 1951 Ford Tudor
Mandy Holder's 1951 Mercury
Ron Volpe's 1951 Mercury
1952 Spohn Palos
Wally Troy's 1950 Oldsmobile Convertible - The Troy Special
Wally Troy's 1953 Buick - The Troy Custom
Jim Lucenti's 1953 Chevrolet Convertible
Joe McGann's 1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Ray Strappazon's 1954 Chevrolet
Jim Seaton's 1955 Chevrolet
Sam Volpe's 1955 Chevrolet
Sam Volpe's 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Ron Volpe's 1957 Ford Convertible
Ritchie Essel's 1957 Oldsmobile Convertible
Ray Strappazon's 1958 Chevrolet Impala - The Wild Cherry
Gene Winfield's 1961 Cadillac Coupe DeVille - Maybellene


Custom Body Shops of Illinois

Voodoo Larry Kustoms
Strange Motion Rod & Custom Construction
Wally's Garage


Restoration Shops of Illinois

Arrigo Special Metalworks
Vintage Motorsports


Upholstery Shops of Illinois

Roun-Tree Upholstery
Temme Top & Trim


Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs of Illinois

Bearing Busters of Berwyn
Knucklebusters of Springfield


Car Shows of Illinois

Hunnert Car Pileup
International Hot Rod Custom Show


Citizens of Illinois

Andy Granatelli
Art Borgeson
B. H. Martin
Bob Borwansky
Dave Puhl
Don Compton
George Barris
Ed Webster
George Jameson
Hank Katzenmaler
Herb Barenbrook
Howard Mitchell
Jerome Vlk
Jim Galvins
Jim Lucenti
Jim Tepstra
Joe Bortz
Larry Grobe
Larry Tarantolo
Mandy Holder
Nick Kolbasuk
Paul Champlin
Ray Birky
Richard Lacey
Rich Vachata
Ritchie Essel
Ray Strappazon
Ron Volpe
Russell Gerrits
Russell Standish
Sam Barris
Sam Volpe
Tim Strange
Wally Troy
Walt Prey
Wayne Graefen
Wilard Kirshbaum
William J. Unger






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