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Ken Foress' 1952 Mercury Convertible of Lansing, Michigan. In 1959 local pinstriper and custom painter Jerry Drake, aka Spider the Crazy Painter, gave the car a flame paint job at Cooper Body Shop.
Rudy Rodriguez’s 1954 Ford of Lansing, Michigan. Rudy's Ford was restyled by Cooper Body Shop around 1956 - 1957.
Jerry Drake's 1955 Ford Fairlane of Lansing, Michigan was restyled by Ed Blaisdell of Blaisdell Body Shop. Jerry is a well known Michigan pinstriper that operated under the name "Spider the Crazy Painter." He bought the Ford, known as "India Ivory" in 1957, and it went through several modifications between 1957 and 1959.
Jerry Drake's 1957 Ford Fairlane of Lansing, Michigan. Jerry was a custom painter and pinstriper, operating under the name "Spider the Crazy Painter". He was also the President of the Injectors of Lyons car club. Jerry's Ford, known as the Candy Cane, received a custom paint job by Jerry and his buddy Dave Edmonds in July of 1960.
Dell Chandler's 1960 Pontiac Ventura of a Lansing, Michigan. Dell's Pontiac received a scallop and panel paint job by Jerry Drake and Larry Cooper in 1960.


Lansing is the capital of the U.S. state of Michigan.


Back in the 1960s there were two custom car painters and pinstripers in Lansing; Jerry Drake and Gary Glenn. Jerry and Gary were bitter rivals.


Custom Cars of Lansing, Michigan

Ken Foress' 1952 Mercury Convertible
Rudy Rodriguez’s 1954 Ford
Jerry Drake's 1955 Ford Fairlane - India Ivory
Jerry Drake's 1957 Ford Fairlane - Candy Cane
Russ Edgers' 1957 Ford Convertible
Dell Chandler's 1960 Pontiac Ventura


Custom Body Shops of Lansing, Michigan

Blaisdell Body Shop
Cooper Body Shop


Custom Painters and Pinstripers of Lansing, Michigan

Bill Pierce
Gary Glenn
Jerry Drake


Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs of Lansing, Michigan

Capitol City Customs
Conquerors of Lansing
Mid-Michigan Street Rod Association


Hot Rod and Custom Cars Shows of Lansing, Michigan

Conquerors Autorama


Citizens of Lansing, Michigan 

Ed Blaisdell
Fred Janz
Gary Glenn
Jerry Drake
Ken Foress
Russ Edgers





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