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Fred Crellar's 1940 Chevrolet convertible of Concord, California. The build was started in 1948, and completed around 1951-1952. In 1974 Satans Angels member Ron Brooks of Castro Valley, California bought the car and restyled it further.
There was never a lack of cool cars in front of the Himsl house in Concord, California back in the 1950s and the 1960s. This photo shows three of Art Himsl's high school hot rods parked on the street. Photo from The Art Himsl Photo Collection.
Lee Talbot and Sam Chakries' 1953 Studebaker Pickup was put in storage in a garage in Concord in 1964.
East Bay Speed & Custom is a Concord, California hot rod and custom body and restoration shop run by Brandon Flaner. Established in 2012, the shop has already grown a reputation as Northern California's Early Ford Hot Rod and Custom Specialists.
Tommy O'Connor's 1960 Ford Thunderbird of Concord, California. In 2015 Kyle Martin of Martin Kolor & Style laid a faded panel paint job on Tommy's Thunderbird. The car is also known as the Toadbird.
Matt Taylor's 1927 Dodge roadster of Concord, California. Named the Fool's Goldster, Matt's roadster was one of the contenders for the America's Most Beautiful Roadster award at the 2017 Grand National Roadster Show. The build was completed in January of 2017.
Tommy O'Connor's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster of Concord, California. In June of 2019 Kyle Martin at Martin Kolor & Style dressed the car up with pinstriped flames.

Hot Rods of Concrod, California

Matt Taylor's 1927 Dodge Roadster - The Fool's Goldster
Tommy O'Connor's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster

Custom Cars of Concord, California

Fred Crellar's 1940 Chevrolet Convertible
Lee Talbot and Sam Chakries' 1953 Studebaker Pickup
Tommy O'Connor's 1960 Ford Thunderbird - Toadbird

Custom Body and Paint Shops of Concord, California

East Bay Speed & Custom
Vintage Color Studio

Citizens of Concord, California

Art Himsl
Darryl Hollenbeck
Don Crellar
Fred Crellar
Matt Taylor
Tommy O'Connor


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