Pontiac, Michigan

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The Shifters of Pontiac auto club was founded in 1955. The club is one of seven clubs that made up the Michigan Hot Rod Association. Photo courtesy of Bill Bryan.
Bruce McClellan’s 1956 Chevrolet of Pontiac, Michigan. Bruce bought the Chevy brand new in 1956. George Halpin helped restyle the car, and in 1958 it was ready for a scallop paint job by Paul Hatton. The completed build was shown at the 1959 Detroit Autorama.
Gary Oliver's 1955 Chevrolet of Pontiac, Michigan. Known as "El Prado II," the car is a recreation of a custom Gary had in 1960. The clone was completed in 1984, featuring a scallop paint job by Paul Hatton, just like the original "El Prado."

Custom Cars of Pontiac, Michigan

Frank and Charles Gilardone's 1953 Ford
Gary Oliver's 1955 Chevrolet - "El Prado"
Gary Oliver's 1955 Chevrolet - "El Prado II"
Bruce McClellan’s 1956 Chevrolet

People of Pontiac, Michigan

Bruce McClellan
Charles Gilardone
Frank Gilardone
Gary Oliver


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