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Gene Winfield's 1935 Ford Shop Truck of Modesto, California. The '35 was Gene's second shop truck, and when he got it, half of the kustomizing had been done by Rick Lefelt. After completing the build, he started showing it in 1960. In 2008, the remains of the old truck surfaced in Oregon.
Danny Kazarian's 1937 Chevrolet of Paramount, California was restyled by Masterson Kustoms, and completed in 2008. It was restyled to resemble a mild 1940s custom.
The 1950 Saturn AKA the "Bob Hope Special", was sold in 2008
Bill Page's 1940 Ford was listed on E-bay in 2008
Bert Gustavsson's 1951 Dodge of Åmål, Sweden was completed in 2008.
Vic Collins' 1955 Chevrolet truck of Rahway, New Jersey. Vic's truck is a clone of George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet truck, the Kopper Kart. Restyled by Customs by Flash and John Maurice, the build was started in 1999, and completed in 2008.
Aaron Grote's Atomic Punk of Cerro Gordo, Illinois. In 2008 Aaron Grote debuted the Atomic Punk. Built from a cut-down and narrowed 1959 Plymouth, the Atomic Punk didn’t follow the old rulebook, and it was a fresh blend between traditional 1960s show rods and Ed Roth’s famous bubble top builds. It inspired a new generation of show car builders, and a small army of Atomic Punk inspired cars, both with and without bubble tops, were built the following decade.

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Bill Page's 1940 Ford was listed on E-bay in 2008.

The 1950 Saturn AKA the "Bob Hope Special", was sold in 2008.

The 1954 Mercury XM-800 was listed on E-bay in 2008.

Gary Hatfield of Canton, Texas bought Gene Winfield's 1935 Ford Shop Truck in 2008.

Cars Built or Completed in 2008

Alex Idzardi's 1936 Ford
Danny Kazarian's 1937 Chevrolet
Bert Gustavsson's 1951 Dodge
Vic Collins' 1955 Chevrolet Truck - The Kopper Kart Klone
The Jade Idol II
Aaron Grote's Atomic Punk

Cars Restored In 2008

Gerry Huth's 1940 Mercury Convertible
The Orbitron

Events of 2008

Alter Boys Jalopy Jamboree
Chopped Rod & Custom Show
Cruisin' Nationals
Hot Rod & Kustom Fall Out
Hunnert Car Pileup
The Day of the Drag Race
Salt Lake Autorama
Sleds in September
The Lonestar Roundup
Rat Fink Reunion Sweden
Rumble in the Jungle

Books Published in 2008

Gene Winfield and Larry Watson Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering
Kustomland: The Custom Car Photography of James Potter, 1955-1959
Magneto 18
The Legendary Custom Cars and Hot Rods of Gene Winfield
Trend Book 207 Custom Cars 2009 Annual

Movies Relased in 2008

Hot Rod Pinups - A Film by David Perry


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