Dick Bertolucci

From Kustomrama
Revision as of 09:27, 22 July 2016 by Admin (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
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


Promote your shop, show or business on Kustomrama - This ad space can also be bought to promote cars for sale or to hunt down rare parts you're looking for. Click here for more info...


Did you enjoy this article?

Kustomrama is an online encyclopedia dedicated to traditional hot rod and custom cars. Our mission is to protect, preserve and share traditional hot rod custom car history from all over the world.

Help us make this article better

If you have additional information, photos, feedback or corrections about Dick Bertolucci, please get in touch with Kustomrama at: mail@kustomrama.com.

This Article Was Made Possible By:

SunTec Auto Glass - Auto Glass Services on Vintage and Classic Cars
Finding a replacement windshield, back or side glass can be a difficult task when restoring your vintage or custom classic car. It doesn't have to be though now with auto glass specialist companies like www.suntecautoglass.com. They can source OEM or OEM-equivalent glass for older makes/models; which will ensure a proper fit every time. Check them out for more details!

Do you want to see your company here? Click here for more info about how you can become a Kustomrama advertiser and supporter.

Personal tools
Please Help Kustomrama
Recommended reading