The Charlie Grantham Photo Collection

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A photo of Charlie's 1935 Ford pick up taken in 1948. "Charlie chopped that top himself, along with installing the 1937 Cadillac grill and the 1934 Ford passenger car front bumper," Chuck Edwall told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in April of 2020. Photo by Charlie Grantham, provided by Chuck Edwall.
A front end shot of Charlie's pick up. "The custom work Charlie did on his 35 pick up was done in the late 40's, early 50's. I was only 7 or 8 years old at the time and I remember my uncle Dan, Charlie's father, complaining that Charlie worked on his truck way too much," Chuck recalled. Photo by Charlie Grantham, provided by Chuck Edwall.
A 1934 Ford roadster that Charlie photographed at El Mirage in 1948. Photo by Charlie Grantham, provided by Chuck Edwall.
A photo from the staging line at a SCTA sanctioned race at El Mirage in 1948. Photo by Charlie Grantham, provided by Chuck Edwall.
An A-V8 roadster in the staging line at a SCTA sanctioned race at El Mirage in 1948. Photo by Charlie Grantham, provided by Chuck Edwall.
A roadster pick up at speed at El Mirage in 1948. Photo by Charlie Grantham, provided by Chuck Edwall.
A 1932 Ford roadster at speed at El Mirage in 1948. Photo by Charlie Grantham, provided by Chuck Edwall.
A roadster at speed at El Mirage in 1948. Photo by Charlie Grantham, provided by Chuck Edwall.
A chopped 1940 Ford that Charlie photographed at El Mirage in 1948. A beautiful mild custom dressed up with a padded top and 1937 DeSoto bumpers. Photo by Charlie Grantham, provided by Chuck Edwall.
Charlie's girlfriend leaning up against a Mercury. A Mercury that is running four carburetors. Photo by Charlie Grantham, provided by Chuck Edwall.

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Charlie Grantham was Chuck Edwall's cousin. "He is one of the people who got me interested in cars," Chuck told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in April of 2020. Charlie was 10 years older than Chuck. He grew up in Los Angeles and went to Polytechnic High School. His family moved to San Bernardino, where Charlie became a member of the SCTA Road Runners while he was competing at the dry lakes. Unfortunately, Charlie has passed away, but thanks to Chuck, many of his photos have found their way to the Kustomrama Photo Archive.




 

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