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Aftermarket Hollywood Wheel Discs Sombrero knock-offs from Hollywood Wheel Disc Shop
John Bozio's 1939 Buick Century Convertible featured Cadillac Sombrero hubcaps in 1951.
Fred Crellar's 1940 Chevrolet convertible of Concord, California. The build was started in 1948, and completed around 1951-1952. Ron bought the car in 1974 and restyled it further. Ron fir the car with Cadillac Sombreros.
Kevan Sledge's 1940 Mercury coupe of Martinez, California. Restyled by Kevan, the build was started in 2002 and completed in 2014. An early version of Kevan's Mercury featured 1947 Cadillac sombreros.
Don Holland's 1941 Ford convertible of Lakewood, California. Don's Ford was restyled by Gil's Auto Body Works sometime between 1948 and 1951. In 1951 it ran Cadillac Sombrero hubcaps.
Johnny Zaro's 1941 Ford Convertible was fit with Cadillac Sombreros around 1949.
Frank Layman's 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Restyled by Frank, the build was started in the late 1940s, and completed around 1950 - 1951. It ran Cadillac Sombrero hubcaps.
Glen Patrick's 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster of Beavercreek, Ohio. Glen resyled the Chevrolet in 1985. Inspiration for the build came from the Barris Kustoms built High School Confidential 1948 Chevrolets. The first iteration of the car was dressed up with Cadillac Sombrero hubcaps.
Jack and Carolyn Kiely's 1950 Mercury Convertible of Rumson, New Jersey. Restyled by IDA Automotive, the build was completed in 2018, featuring Cadillac Sombrero hubcaps.

1949-1952 Cadillac wheelcovers were nicknamed "Sombreros" because they had a definite hat that resembled a Sombrero. This style of cap became so popular in the early 1950s that inexpensive accessory knock-offs with modified Cadillac crests were produced and marketed under names like Calnevar Deluxe Full Wheel Covers and Hollywood Wheel Discs. The Sombrero label has incorrectly been attached to later Cadillac hubcaps in magazine articles.[1]


Cars Featuring Cadillac Sombreros

Leroy Semas' 1937 Chevrolet Coupe
John Bozio's 1939 Buick Century Convertible
Fred Crellar's 1940 Chevrolet Convertible
House Of Chrome 1940 Ford
Joe Hernandez' 1940 Mercury
Kevan Sledge's 1940 Mercury Coupe
Nick Matranga's 1940 Mercury
Herb Ogden's 1941 Buick
Blaine Rockhold's 1941 Cadillac Convertible
Dean Fellows' 1941 Cadillac Convertible
Don Holland's 1941 Ford Convertible
Johnny Zaro's 1941 Ford Convertible
Frank Layman's 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible
Ben Mario's 1947 Buick
Bill DeCarr's 1941 Mercury
Hal Peterson's 1941 Mercury Convertible
Jack Brumbach's 1942 Ford
Ken Norrena's 1946 Ford
Cliff Rockohn's 1947 Mercury
George Contaoi's 1947 Mercury Coupe
Glen Patrick's 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster
Bill Taylor's 1949 Chevrolet
Carl Abajian's 1949 Chevrolet
Dan Landon's 1949 Chevrolet
George Cerny's 1949 Chevrolet
Marcia Campbell's 1949 Chevrolet
Richard Riuz' 1949 Chevrolet
Vern Gillingsprud's 1949 Chevrolet
Jerry Quesnel's 1949 Mercury
Louie Bettancourt's 1949 Mercury
Bob Muccilli's 1950 Hudson Pacemaker
Jack and Carolyn Kiely's 1950 Mercury Convertible
Wally Welch's 1950 Mercury
Gil Ayala's 1951 GMC
Pete Chiello's 1951 Ford
Tony Volpe's 1951 Ford Convertible
Bill Uniack's 1952 Chevrolet Convertible
Paul Cepeda's 1959 Chevrolet El Camino


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