By 1958, George Barris of Barris Kustoms and Joe Bailon of Bailon's Custom Shop were known as the two greatest custom car builders of the West. At the ninth annual National Roadster Show in February, both shops entered two radical and futuristic custom cars. Barris Kustoms displayed Bill Carr's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, better known as the Aztec, and Joe Bailon displayed Joe Tocchini's 1951 Ford Victoria, better known as the Mystery. Their matched skills resulted in a tie in class, and both cars won the Custom Car D'Elegance award.
Hot Rods Built or Completed in 1958
Dan Wittenberg's 1928 Ford Model A Pick Up
Richard Peters' 1929 Ford Model A Pickup - The Ala Kart
Karl Zipf's 1930 Ford Coupe
Conrad W. Jacobs' 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe - "The Klondyke Koupe"
Per Røed's 1932 Ford Cabriolet
Peter Billing's 1932 Ford Cabriolet
Joe Brienza's 1934 Ford Convertible - The Brienza Special
Tommy Henderson's 1934 Ford Cabriolet
Walter Leeman's 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Custom Cars Restyled or Completed in 1958
Larry Sanford's 1940 Mercury 4-door Convertible
Dan and Ken Hiramoto's 1941 Buick Century Convertible - Raven
Joe Hurst's 1947 Chevrolet Convertible
Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline - The Caribbean
Paul Wood's 1949 Mercury Coupe
Bill Hines' 1950 Ford - The Bat
Bill Schott's 1950 Ford Coupe
Tony Alvez' 1950 Cadillac Convertible
Paul Vona's 1950 Oldsmobile Coupe
Richard Torres' 1951 Chevrolet
Ross Barnes' 1951 Chevrolet
Joe Tocchini's 1951 Ford Victoria - The Mystery
Bill Wolfe’s 1951 Mercury
Don Hurley's 1951 Oldsmobile 88 - The Kopper Dust
Jim Bowers' 1951 Oldsmobile
Ron Fagundes' 1952 Ford Victoria - The Ronbardue Kart
Ron Lerdahl's 1952 Ford Convertible
Bill Hoffman's 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air
Lee Talbot and Sam Chakries' 1953 Studebaker Pickup
Buzz McLeod's 1954 Ford Convertible - Little Star
Jim Logue's 1954 Ford Convertible
Butch Flobeck's 1954 Mercury
Delmar McCutcheon's 1955 Buick - The Kandy Kane
Bill Carr's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air - The Aztec
Bob McNulty's 1955 Chevrolet Corvette
Jerry Feigner's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air - Lil Honey Bee
Jim Seaton's 1955 Chevrolet
Milt Goodman's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Stan Makrush's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible
Art Guglielmi's 1955 Ford Victoria
Jerry Drake's 1955 Ford Fairlane - India Ivory
Ivan Peroff's 1956 Buick Century
Bruce McClellan’s 1956 Chevrolet
Helen Avila's 1956 Chevrolet - She Devil
Jack Arnold's 1956 Mercury
Chuck O'Malley's 1956 Dodge
Ken Sowers' 1956 Plymouth
Ron Dulin's 1956 Plymouth Fury
Carl Swenson's 1957 Chevrolet
Darol Jorgenson's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Dave Jenkins' 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air
David Rolin's 1957 Ford - The Tormentor
Hilton Vail's 1957 Ford Fairlane 500
Jerry DeVito's 1957 Ford Fairlane - The Maze
Scotty Berguson's 1957 Ford Ranch Wagon
Phil Sowa's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Dick Jackson's 1958 Ford Thunderbird
Jerry Halak's 1958 Ford Convertible
Larry Watson's 1958 Ford Thunderbird - Vino Pasiano / The Burgundy Bird
Sport Cars Built or Completed in 1958
Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows Held in 1958
Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs Established in 1958
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