Harry Okuda's 1957 Dodge

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Larry Watson and Harry Okuda with the Dodge in front of Bellflower High School.
Harry's Dodge was featured in Car Craft November 1957, a "Special Issue" dedicated to "Crazy Painting". Photo courtesy of Car Craft Magazine.

1957 Dodge owned by Harry Okuda of Norwalk, California. Harry's Dodge received a scallop paint job by Larry Watson of Watson's House of Style in 1957. Harry wanted to keep his car stock, but still touch it up with an unusual paint job. He had Watson design and paint sweeping gold scallops that were tipped in white, and white scallops, outlined in black over the car's original basic colors consisting of orange and white. A moderate dagoing lowered the nose closer to the ground.[1] Watson also color chromed Harry's hubcaps in a candy fuscia. After a while, Watson added more scallops on the hood of the car.[2]

Magazine Features

Rod & Custom October 1957
Car Craft November 1957
Motor Life December 1957
Motor Trend February 1958
Teknikens Värld April 1960


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