Vancouver, Washington

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Bob Schoonhoven's 1921 Ford Model T Roadster of Battle Ground, Washington. Known as "Lil' Louie," the build was started in a basement in Vancouver, Washington in 1961. By 1967 Bob had turned it into a show-stopping sweepstakes winner, and it was featured on the cover of Rod & Custom June 1968, who called it "One of America's Top Ten T Buckets Ever Built."
Bill Hoffman's 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air is supposedly stored away in a barn in Vancouver.
Herman Miller's 1955 Oldsmobile of Vancouver, Washington. Miller was a member of the Slo Poks of Vancouver car club, and his car was known as the "Candy Lady."
Bob Mikkelsen's 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline of Shelton, Washington. Originally owned and restyled by Norman Brown, the build was started in 1952 and completed in 1955. In 1965 Norman sold the car to Bob MIkkelsen. Bob still owned it in 2017. At the time he was living in Vancouver.
Don Ellis' 1955 Ford Thunderbird of Portland, Oregon. Ellis was a member of the Ramblers of Portland car club, and the Thunderbird was restyled by several of the guys in the club. The build was started in 1958 and completed in 1959. By 1981 the car had been sold to Vancouver.
Doug Beattie's 1940 Ford Coupe of Vancouver, Washington. Known as the "Futurama Forty," Beattie's Ford was restyled by Donn Lowe at Lowe Kustoms. The build was completed in 2011, making its debut at the Grand National Roadster Show in January of that year.
Edgar Smith's Custom Roadster of Fallon, Nevada. The lowslung and hand-built roadster was created sometime between 1948 and 1964. In 2024, the car was owned by Steven Andrews of Vancouver, Washington.

Hot Rods of Vancouver, Washington

Custom Cars of Vancouver, Washington

Doug Beattie's 1940 Ford Coupe - Futurama Forty
Bob Mikkelsen's 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline
Bill Hoffman's 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air
Don Ellis' 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Herman Miller's 1955 Oldsmobile Convertible - "Candy Lady"

Sport Customs of Vancouver, Washington

Edgar Smith's Custom Roadster

Hot Rod & Custom Cars Clubs of Vancouver, Washington

Slo Poks of Vancouver

People of Vancouver, Washington

Bob Mikkelsen
Bob Schoonhoven
Doug Beattie
Herman Miller
Steve Andrews


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