Kustomland: The Custom Car Photography of James Potter, 1955-1959 by Thom Taylor

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Kustomland: The Custom Car Photography of James Potter, 1955-1959 is a book written by car designer Thom Taylor. The first edition of the book was published June 15, 2008, and features pictures taken by professional freelance photographer James Potter in the fifties. In this photographic history of that time and place, Thom Taylor presents the best of Potter’s collection depicting the cars of “Kustomland.” Two- and four-page features on two-dozen renowned customs from mild to radical feature not only Potter’s exemplary work, but brief capsule histories of the cars and their owners and captions detailing the cars’ features. Taylor also includes features on legendary custom painter Larry Watson and the Renegades car club, as well as a biography of Potter and a historic overview of Kustomland and the areas it encompassed.

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Featured Cars

Pete Angress' 1952 Ford
Junior Conway's 1950 Ford
Floyd DeBore's 1958 Pontiac
Jerry DeVito's 1957 Ford
Jim Doss' 1958 Chevrolet
Ron Dulin's 1956 Plymouth
Jerry Feigner's 1955 Chevrolet
Jim Jackson's 1956 Chevrolet
Jack James' 1957 Buick
Al Lazarus' 1955 Chevrolet
Carol Lewis' 1956 Chevrolet
Larry Mammini's 1955 Ford
George Mitobe's 1957 Ford
Harry Okuda's 1957 Dodge
Paul Richards' 1950 Ford
Jim Shiery's 1957 Oldsmobile
Gary Simpson's 1958 Buick
Paul Sobeck's 1950 Ford
Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet
Larry Watson's 1950 Chevrolet
Larry Watson's 1957 Cadillac
Larry Watson's 1958 Ford
Larry Watson's 1959 Cadillac


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