Remembering the Legends

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In the tapestry of automotive history, there are those who left an indelible mark on the world of custom cars, hot rods, and lowriders. The pioneers, the visionaries, the masters – they blazed trails, inspired generations, and shaped the very soul of these communities. "Remembering the Legends" is a tribute to these remarkable individuals whose passion and creativity have become the cornerstone of our shared love for automotive artistry. This space is dedicated to celebrating their lives, their contributions, and their lasting impact on our culture.

Join us as we reflect on the stories, the achievements, and the legacies that continue to drive our collective spirit. Through these pages, we honor those who have passed on, ensuring that their memory remains alive within the heart and soul of every enthusiast.

Explore these chronicles of history, pay your respects, and keep the flame of their inspiration burning brightly.

In memory of those who ignited our love for the road less traveled.

09.30.2023 - Andy Southard Jr. Andrew "Andy" Suydam Southard, Jr. is a well-known photographer and pinstriper. From his early days modifying his first 1940 Mercury Coupe to mastering the art of "California Style Striping" and capturing the essence of the custom car culture through his evocative photographs and books, Andy's contributions stand as monumental pillars in documenting and shaping our scene and culture. 08.01.2023 - Andy "The Rodfather" Brizio Andy Brizio was a prominent figure in the world of hot rodding and a revered icon within the Northern California Hot Rod community. He was affectionately known as "The Godfather" and gained recognition for his significant contributions, innovative spirit, and unwavering passion for the hot-rodding hobby. 07.25.2023 - Ron Gerstner Ron Gerstner was a renowned craftsman and innovator in the world of custom cars and metalwork. His lifelong dedication to the art of automotive design and metal craftsmanship left an indelible mark on the industry, earning him national acclaim and a reputation as a visionary creator. 06.11.2023 - Albert Drake Albert Dee "Bud" Drake was more than just a hot rodder and historian; he was a storyteller who wove tales of the past, the thrill of the ride, and the beauty of nostalgia. 05.21.2023 - Harry Bradley  Today, we were saddened by the news that automotive design icon Harry Bradley passed away last Saturday. 05.04.2023 - Dick "Peep" Jackson  From his humble beginnings sweeping floors at Barris Kustoms to becoming the head painter and eventually opening his own shop, Dick's contributions to the industry will forever be remembered.


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