George Newton

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Larry Watson's 1950 Chevrolet of Bellflower, California. The Rose Mist version of Larry's Chevrolet featured bodywork by Ed Schelhaas of Schelhaas Custom Shop. The build was completed in 1956, and as Larry hadn't started painting complete cars yet he had Ed's painter, George Newton, paint it. George painted the car in an Ivory lacquer at the bottom, and a new Oldsmobile metallic color named Rose Mist on the top.
Sandy Kroll's 1953 Chevrolet, of Lakewood, California was restyled by Frank Sonzogni and Schelhaas Custom Shop. The painting was done by George Newton, and striping by Dean Jeffries.
Danny Purinton's 1956 Mercury of Long Beach, California. Danny was a member of the Lakewood Creators car club, and his Mercury was restyled by Ed Schelhaas at Schelhaas Custom Shop. George Newton, Schelhaas' painter, painted the car in a lustrous Bahamas Blue Metallic nitro lacquer. Watson pinstriped the car in imitation Gold July 21, 1956, the night before the third annual Norwalk Motorcade. According to Larry, 22 pinstriped cars were entered in the show. Von Dutch had four, Dean Jeffries had seven, and Larry Watson had eleven.


Cars Painted by George Newton

Larry Watson's 1950 Chevrolet - The Rose Mist / Grapevine
Sandy Kroll's 1953 Chevrolet
Roger Miller's 1953 Ford Club Coupe
Danny Purinton's 1956 Mercury



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