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Don Tognotti's 1913 Ford Model T Roadster, "King T", of Sacramento, California. Restyled by Don and Gene Winfield of Winfield's Custom Shop, the build was started in 1962 and completed in 1964, winning the 1964 America's Most Beautiful Roadster award.
Norm Milne's 1938 Ford convertible sedan of Sacramento, California. About 1940 Norm drove the Ford to Los Angeles to have Carson Top Shop chop the top and make a padded top. The rest of the car was restyled by Harry Westergard.
Mel Falconer's 1939 Ford, of Sacramento, California was restyled by Harry Westergard and completed in 1945.
Gene Garret's 1940 Ford of Sacramento, California. Gene was a member of the Thunderbolts auto club, and his custom featured a padded top by Carson Top Shop.
Richard Gregg's 1950 Ford Pickup of Sacramento, California. Restyled by Richard at Rick's Body Shop, the build was started in 1958 and completed early in 1959. The car was shown as "the Capri."
David Rolin's 1957 Ford of Sacramento, California. Dave's Ford was restyled by Dick Bertolucci of Bertolucci Body & Fender Shop and Harris' Body Shop between 1956 and 1958. Later on the same year, the car, named "Tormentor" received pinstriping and evenutally a scallop paint job by Dick Katayanagi of Katayanagi Custom Paint.


In the 1930s an "older" guy named Harry Westergard ran around the streets of Sacramento in a stripped down and modified 1929 or 1930 Ford Model A roadster. He and other roadster owners hung out at Jack's Stack Associated Flying A Gas Station at the corner of 18th and L in downtown Sacramento, across from the Capitol. At the gas station Harry met Norm Milne and Dick Bertolucci.[1] Street racing was all these young bucks could do, as there were no facilities for organized competitions. They raced after dark, usually just a block or two ahead of the local police. The war interrupted the nights at Jack's Flying A station, and all was quiet until the summer of 1945. In 1945 Norm decided to form a club in order to legitimize their activities and to try to get rid of the outlaw stigma. The first meeting of the newly formed club, the Capitol Auto Club, was held in Harry's chicken coup shop on Fulton Avenue in September 1945. The club went on to be the Thunderbolts Car Club. Because of this, Jack's Stack Associated Flying A Gas Station is known as the place where hot rodding was started in Sacramento.[1]


After the war, the center of rodding activity in Sacramento moved to the Milne's Richfield station at 25th and Broadway.[1]


Custom Cars of Sacramento, California

Norm Milne's 1938 Ford Convertible Sedan
Mel Falconer's 1939 Ford
Gene Garret's 1940 Ford
Harold Ohanesian's 1940 Mercury Convertible Sedan
Al Lauer's 1941 Cadillac Convertible
Duane Aspengren's 1949 Hudson - Night Train
Richard Gregg's 1950 Ford Pickup - The Capri
Bobbie Nessur's 1952 Ford
Otto Rhodes' 1953 Ford F-100 - The Mountain Pearl
Don Tognotti's 1955 Ford Thunderbird - The Green Voodoo
Bob Yoas' 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
David Rolin's 1957 Ford - The Tormentor
John and Rebecca Hackler's 1958 Chevrolet Impala


Hot Rods of Sacramento, California

Don Tognotti's 1913 Ford Model T Roadster - "King T"
Harold Ohanesian's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe


Pinstripers of Sacramento, California

Dick Katayanagi


Body, Fender and Custom Shops of Sacramento, California

Bertolucci Body & Fender Shop
Brown Brothers
Cottle's
Harris' Body Shop
Rick's Body Shop
Sherm's Plating


Custom Paint Shops of Sacramento, California

Katayanagi Custom Paint


Custom Car and Hot Rod Clubs of Sacramento, California

Cal Creepers of Sacramento
Thunderbolts Auto Club


Dealerships of Sacramento, California

J. Jacobs Cadillac


Citizens of Sacramento, California

Al Lauer
Bob Yoas
Bobbie Nessur
David Rolin
Dick Bertolucci
Dick Katayanagi
Don Tognotti
Gene Garret
Harold Ohanesian
Harry Westergard
John Hackler
Marian Cattles
Mel Falconer
Rebecca Hackler
Tom Pagano


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