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The Cam Snappersred of Newburyport's 1930 Ford Model A roadster was owned, built and raced by the Cam Snappers of Newburyport car club of Newburyport, Massachusetts. The build was completed in 1954.
Fran Bannister's 1932 Ford Roadster. Completed in 1949, Fran's roadster is one of the first hot rods of New England.
Orin Meyer's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Orin first saw the car in 1957, when it was owned by Norman Fortini of Plymouth, Massachusetts. He purchased it from Duncan Weaver around 1960, and this photo shows the coupe as it appeared in 1963.
George Smaldone's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe of Cranston, Rhode Island. Built by George and his buddy Ralph Potter, the build was started in 1954 and completed in 1957. George sold the car to a fellow from Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1959.
Sebastian Rubbo's 1936 Ford Roadster of Massachusetts. Sabie started working on the roadster at age 23, in 1945. He had just gotten out of the Navy, and was inspired by the cars he saw racing at the dry lakes near where he was stationed in Southern California. The build was completed in 1946, and Sabie drove it all over the country for the next 42 years.
Fred Cain's 1940 Ford coupe of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Fred's coupe was originally restyled in 1948.
Nick Dunkavich's 1940 Hupmobile roadster of Meriden, Connecticut. Nick's Hupmobile was restyled in the early 1950s. Donald Moore of Bellingham, Massachusetts bought the car in the 1960s.
Sam Barris' 1950 Buick was found on a riverbank in Tanton Massachusetts
Robert Zepke's 1950 Ford Convertible of Hampden, Massachusetts. Robert was a member of the Strokers of Springfield hot rod club.
Sam Barris' 1950 Buick Sedanette was found a riverbank in Tanton, Massachusetts in the late 1970s.
Martin S. Papazian's Cordster of Worcester, Massachusetts. The first version of Martin's Cordster was completed in 1953. In 1955 the top was chopped and the car was fit with a widened laydown windshield from an MG. Martin’s objective in building the Cordster was to produce a “Sports Custom” family car. He felt that the two seater sports cars of the day were limited to people that could afford to own two cars, so he set out to create his own.
Art Fortin's 1953 Ford Sunliner Convertible, of Adams, Massachusetts, was started in 1960 and completed in 1962.
Bruno and Reino Maki's 1953 Oldsmobile convertible of Fitchburg, Massachusetts was built sometime between 1953 and 1955. Bruno and Reino's father was a Finish immigrant.
Pete Stanley's 1954 Ford, of Oxford, Massachusetts.
Stan Makrush's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible of Foxboro, Massachusetts was restyled around 1957/1958. The car is known as the Gypsy.
Leroy Kemmerer's 1956 Mercury of Castro Valley, California. Leroy's Merc, also known as The Jade Idol, was restyled by Gene Winfield of Winfield's Custom Shop. The build was started in 1958, and completed in 1959. The Jade Idol became an instant hit at car shows all over the US, and it was the car that helped Gene gain national recognition as a custom car builder. The Jade Idol was sold to Billy Belmont of Dedham, Massachusetts in the 1908s.
Joe Fabbricotti's 1950 Cadillac Roadster of Mendon, Massachusetts. Joe bought the roadster from Red McCormick of East Hartford, Connecticut in the 1980s. The design of the car was inspired by the 1953 Cadillac LeMans concept car, and according to later owner Charles Marshall it was supposedly built in New Jersey in the 1960s.
Leonard T Menard's 1959 Chevrolet Corvette of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, as it appeared in 1960.
An ad for Metalflake from the 1961 Hartford Autorama Souvenir Pictorial. The new custom paint was sold and advertised by Daniel P. Falvey of Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Jack Crabbs' 1948 Buick Roadmaster of Bettendorf, Iowa. Known as the "Black Flame", ack's intent was to build and market a low scale production custom car for wealthy people, like the Kurtis Cad and the Muntz of the same time. The build was started in 1953 and completed in 1956. It was restyled by Dunshee's Body Shop. In 2014 the car was advertised for sale in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Buddy Hinman's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster of Rome, New York. The build was started in 1947 and completed in 1949, when buddy was 13 years old. Thomas Peach of Marblehead, Massacusetts owned the car sometime between 2008 and 2015.

Hot Rods of Massachusetts

Cam Snappers of Newburyport's 1930 Ford Model A Roadster
Sonny Mazza's 1930 Ford Roadster
Stuart Randall's 1930 Ford Roadster
Buddy Hinman's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Frank Giandomenico's 1932 Chevrolet 5-Window Coupe
Eugene Wentworth's 1932 Ford Roadster
Fran Bannister's 1932 Ford Roadster
Orin Meyer's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Paul C. Bourgue Jr's 1932 Ford Pickup
George Smaldone's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Sebastian Rubbo's 1936 Ford Roadster

Custom Cars of Massachusetts

Donald J. Hyland's 1939 Ford Coupe
Ralph Bannister's 1939 Ford Coupe
Fred Cain's 1940 Ford Coupe
Nick Dunkavich's 1940 Hupmobile Roadster
Lawrence Garrison's 1940 Mercury Convertible
Arthur Bentas' Raven
Jack Crabbs' 1948 Buick Roadmaster - The Black Flame
Wally Savage's 1949 Mercury
Joe Fabbricotti's 1950 Cadillac Roadster
Robert Zepke's 1950 Ford Convertible
Dick Kardas' 1951 Pontiac Convertible
Harry Bradley's 1951 Chevrolet Bel Air - La Jolla
Martin S. Papazian's Cordster
Art Fortin's 1953 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Tony Torte's 1953 Lincoln
Bruno and Reino Maki's 1953 Oldsmobile Convertible
Pete Stanley's 1954 Ford
Stan Makrush's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible
Leroy Kemmerer's 1956 Mercury - The Jade Idol
Joe Previte's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Phil Sowa's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Leonard T Menard's 1959 Chevrolet Corvette

Car Clubs of Massachusetts

Strokers of Springfield

Custom Car and Hot Rod Shows of Massachusetts

Alter Boys Jalopy Jamboree
Hot Rod & Custom Car World's Fair

Shops of Massachusetts

Auto Cool
Belmont's Rod & Custom

Upholstery Shops of Massachusetts

Bob's Auto Top

People of Massachusetts

Art Fortin
Arthur Bentas
Billy Belmont
Bruno Maki
Dick Burgeron
Dick Kardas
Donald J. Hyland
Donald Moore
Ed Moore
Eugene Wentworth
Frank Giandomenico
Fred Cain
Harry Bradley
Howard Baski
Joe Fabbricotti
Joe Germann
Joe Previte
Lawrence Garrison
Lenny Biondi
Lenny Legere
Leonard T Menard
Martin S. Papazian
Norman Fortini
Orin Meyer
Paul C. Bourgue Jr.
Pete Stanley
Phil Sowa
Ralph Bannister
Reino Maki
Robert Zepke
Sebastian Rubbo
Sonny Mazza
Stan Makrush
Stuart Randall
Thomas Peach
Tom Shea
Tony Torte


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