Jerry Anolik

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Gil Acosta's 1955 Ford Thunderbird of Miami, Florida. Jim's Thunderbird featured scallops and pinstriping by Jerry.
A photo of Ray De Pucci on his 1956 Triumph. The brand new 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible belonged to Ray's cousin. "Jerry had just finished the scalloping on the car," Ray told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2017. "You can't notice it here, but the fad in those days was to put a name on the rear quarter panel. My cousin had him put "Sherri's Carriage," named after his daughter." Photo courtesy of Ray De Pucci.

Jerry Anolik of San Francisco, California.


First Car

In 1953, on the day Jerry turned 16, he got a driver's license, paid $85 for a Model-A Ford and immediately ripped off its fenders.[1]


Paint Shop

Jerry enrolled at an commercial art school, but he quit because "fooling around with cars" gave him more pleasure. In 1959 he told a journalist from The San Francisco Examiner that "from art school I learned the feel of design and the meaning of lines."[1]


Jerry ran a paint shop on Golden Gate Avenue. Ray De Pucci first met Jerry at his paint shop in 1956. In 2017 Ray told Kustomrama that Jerry was famous for his scalloping and pinstriping jobs; "He did beautiful work."[2]


Jerry Anolik's Cars

Jerry Anolik's 1955 Ford Thunderbird


Cars Painted or Pinstriped by Jerry Anolik

Gil Acosta's 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Dave Bennion's 1955 Pontiac


References



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