Car Speed and Style September 1960

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Leroy Kemmerer's 1956 Mercury of Castro Valley, California. Leroy's Merc, also known as The Jade Idol, was restyled by Gene Winfield of Winfield's Custom Shop. The build was started in 1958, and completed in 1959. The Jade Idol became an instant hit at car shows all over the US, and it was the car that helped Gene gain national recognition as a custom car builder.

Contents and Featured Cars

Leroy Kemmerer's 1956 Mercury - The Jade Idol
Jack Karp's 1954 Buick
Bobby Wolcox's 1956 Mercury
Don Wiseman's 1949 Mercury
Don Bishop's Mercury
Jerry Harris' 1950 Mercury
Horst Lutter's 1951 Ford
Souping up the popular Pontiac V8
Bob Miele's 1955 Mercury
Herb Gary of Gary's Auto Body introduces the new glue-on molding

Reader's Cars
Larry Summers' 1939 Ford
Richard Myren's 1950 Ford
Jeff DeRidder's 1936 Ford
Ken Bizzell's 1953 Mercury
Cullen Kay's 1956 Ford
Jim Berry's 1950 Ford
Jim Berry's Brother's 1934 Ford


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