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Allan Fielding's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe of Burriville, Rhode Island. Allan traded the car for a 1951 Oldsmobile around 1955. The coupe had already been hot rodded when Allan got it, and it ran a channeled 1932 Ford chassis. Allan and his friends George Summers and Ronnie Bouchard installed a 1934 Ford chassis and a Hemi in the car before they got it back on the strip.
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.
Carl Szembrot's 1950 Studebaker convertible of Albany, New York was restyled by R. K. Body Works around 1951-1952. The rear end of the car was inspired by the 1951 Gm LeSabre concept car. Gary Breau of Rhode Island bought the remains of the car in 2003.
Two coupes ready to race at Charlestown Dragway in Charleston in 1957. Photo from the Marty McDonough Photo Collection.
Glenn Chalifoux's 1960 Ford Thunderbird of Coventry, Rhode Island. Featuring a mild custom job and a panel paint job, the build was completed in 2012.
George Barris' 1963 Buick Riviera of Encino, California. George, who owned and operated Barris Kustom City in North Hollywood, California, designed the car himself. Known as "The Villa Riviera Buick," the build was completed in 1963. In 1964 a white iteration of the car appeared in the popular Surf-movie "For Those Who Think Young." Jeffrey B. Goldstein of Warwick, Rhode Island bought the old custom in 2015. After buying it, Jeffrey restored the Buick back to how it appeared in 1964.
Mike Fasulo's 1936 Ford Club Cabriolet of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Mike bought the car as a non-running project in 2017. He believes the car was originally restyled in the 1950s, and according to rumors it might be an old Texas car.

Hot Rods of Rhode Island

Allan Fielding's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe
George Smaldone's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe

Custom Cars of Rhode Isand

Hank Fournier's 1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Mike Fasulo's 1936 Ford Club Cabriolet
Ken Costello's 1939 Ford Coupe
Ted Graziano's 1940 Ford Sport Custom
Carl Szembrot's 1950 Studebaker Convertible
Raymond J Moriarty Jr's 1953 Studebaker Convertible
Glenn Chalifoux's 1960 Ford Thunderbird
George Barris' 1963 Buick Riviera - The Villa Riviera

Custom Upholstery Shops of Rhode Island

Frank's Auto Top
Tony's Auto Top

Citizens of Rhode Island

Allan Fielding
Arthur Gobielle
Bob Anderson
Dick Williams
Gary Breau
George Smaldone
Glenn Chalifoux
Hank Fournier
Jeffrey B. Goldstein
Joseph Desanto
Ken Costello
Mike Fasulo
Ralph Potter
Raymond J. Moriarty Jr
Ted Graziano


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