Korky's Kustom Shop
Korky's Kustom Shop of Whippany, New Jersey was owned and operated by Richard "Korky" Korkes. In 1960, Korky's shop was located at 14 Higland Avenue. Korky had four custom cars displayed at the 1960 Hartford Autorama, two of these, Robert Giblock's 1951 Ford and John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury, made its debut at the show as well. Korky ran an ad in the Souvenir Pictorial for the show advertising his busniness. In the ad, he advertised for custom built bodies, interiors & engines and custom made taillights and parking lights in lucite.
After building a bubble topped 1962 Jaguar for Bobby Freeman, George Barris asked Korky if he wanted to come to California and work for Barris Kustoms. Korky took the offer and went across the country. At Barris Kustoms he went on to become the foreman.
Cars Restyled by Korky's Kustom Shop
Maximilian King's 1940 Mercury Convertible
Billy Smith's 1949 Mercury Convertible
Robert Giblock's 1951 Ford
J. P. Hanusocky's 1953 Oldsmobile 98
Andy Belusko's 1954 Ford
Richard Korkes' 1954 Ford Convertible - The Parisienne
John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury - The Mysterian
George Pillion's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible - The Sportsman
Art Guglielmi's 1955 Ford Victoria
Bobby Freedman's 1962 Jaguar XK-E
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