Seaweed Flames

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Steve Sellers' 1950 Ford Business Coupe of San Jose, California. Known as "Sellers Seaweed Coupe," the car made its debut at the third Billetproof car show in 1999 featuring Seaweed Flames by Notcho.
Henrik Forss' 1966 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 of Sacramento, California. The build was completed in October of 2018, featuring a panel and flame custom paint job by Kyle Martin of Martin Kolor & Style. Gold Metallic panels, frosted in Dark Gold Metallic were added. These were outlined in Dark Gold Metallic 1 shot with body color seaweed flames stretching all the way down her side.

According to Larry Watson the term Seaweed Flames came about when Al Lazarus and a buddy painted Al Lazarus' 1955 Chevrolet black in his backyard. The paint got a couple of flaws in it, and since he didn't want to repaint it, he asked Larry Watson if he could cover them up. Larry applied some sliver metallic flames on the car. The flames had black and and green toner in them, silver tips and gold striping. The car was painted around the time that the movie the Creature from the Black Lagoon came out. So when Lazarus cruised the front row of Grisinger's Drive-In in Long Beach that night a guy yelled out : "Look at all the seaweed on that car". Lasaruz car was then known as the Seaweed Wagon.


Cars Featuring Seaweed Flames

Steve Sellers' 1950 Ford Business Coupe - Sellers Seaweed Coupe
Al Lazarus' 1955 Chevrolet
Henrik Forss' 1966 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88


Sources

The American Custom Car



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