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  • ray richards (Private)
    2 months ago
    art and I were good friends starting when we were about 15 years old I introduced him to his first wife Marilyn who I meet in the 12th grade at rosemead high school in 1953  we were very good friends I move to ventura ca after I got a job with ups I just lost touch with them I was just looking at cars on the internet when I meet art he was working for his dad delivering chickens to a large chain of restaurants after I got married in 1955 he, marilyn and my wife spent a lot of time together I was shocked to see that he passed away at an early age  I am 82 years shure would like to find Marilyn bert or burt
  • Hugh Swan (Private)
    4 months ago
    I am told that you helped a friend, Brian Holden sell his 36 Ford. I have a 36 Rumble Seat Cabriolet that is a driver but also has been shown in several magazines. It looks stock but has all current running gear, 383 Dart block dropped axil, for rear end.
    I have a new project, a 34 4 door ford that i wan to get on with and maybe interested in selling the 36. Brian was very pleased with what you were able to do and tells me that the market overseas for these type of cars is insatiable. Is that correct and if so are you able to assist me. My email is
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    6 months ago
    Rik, Just found your sight when  I was looking for  pictures of the El Matador. I saw this car at a car show back in the 60's and fell in love with it and wanted to show my wife what it looked like. I have been building cars, trucks and bikes since 1965 and about 15 years ago I got into building scratch built cars (just starting with a drivetrain and build everything else). My current builds are a 1925 Dodge Opera coupe for my wife and a V6 mid-engine "C" cab trike from a 2002 Dodge grand Caravan. Just to say thanks for a great sight.
    Bobby McGee
  • Peter Richter (Private)
    7 months ago
    Hi Rik..Could you please contact me at my email above regarding designing some logos for our club shirts here in San Diego..You designed our Logo for Kustoms of San Diego..I believe it was Jason Bickford who you worked with before on it. Thanks so much..Greetings from San Diego..Peter
  • Merc51sled (Private)
    8 months ago
    Hi Rik, looking for info on 1946 Ford custom "Sweet and Low" once owned by James Garnsey, then sold to Frank Sullender. Featured on cover of Styline magazine circa 2006? Considering buying car would like some history: who built it, what year, what state. Any info would be 
    greatly appreciated.  Thank you
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 months ago
    Love the mini merc!  I'm going to start a chop project on a 66 volvo 122 with in the next couple months.  Was curious about how much the chop was on the mini merc?  Do you have any other pics or helpful hints on how to slant the B pillar and still have a working (rolling up and down) door windows?

    • Johnny (Private)
      5 months ago
      Hi If its the same Mini Merc and I only know of one, ask Mike at on facebook.  He built it.  It was cut in half when he got divorced.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 year 5 months ago
    My name is Linda Cook I am looking for Hod or Hoddy Brand.  I am/was a friend of his mothers.
    If you know him, please have him call or email
  • john burke (Private)
    2 years ago
    Hi Rik, great site. if you have a chance you should add Aaron Lobato of U S Kustoms in Albuquerque,nm. He has been building remarkable cars for 30+ years. He is close to done with one of mine which started as a 60 buick 2dr ht. Not bragging not my style but this a head turner. there is over 25 different cars used in the custom. Owning Gordy Browns Fine Wine was my inspiration. When we finish i will supply some pics etc. Thanks for listening John
    • john burke (Private)
      1 year 1 month ago
      how do i send photos
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    2 years 8 months ago
    hey Rik, do you have anything on my brother Paul Mc Elley? He built a lot of customs from the 50's on. He was known as Black Jack.
    Thanks Bill
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    2 years 9 months ago
    looking for infor on 1954 merc that was own by richard zocchis that was for sale on e bay back in 2013 where might be now 
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    2 years 9 months ago
    infor on 51 merc called ( sheer passion)
  • Frank Costa (Private)
    2 years 10 months ago
    Hi, I'm Frank T. Costa, original owner of the Munson Yenko Camaro, lt.blue/blk vinyl top, black interior,wht striping, all yenko badges, Muncie 4 speed, side rear Windows etched "in Memory of Thurman Munson Yankees #15", cartoon of Thurman on back of car in a Yankw uniform, etc. The car was never sold and I am the original owner, no matter what anybody says.
    Please contact me , I welcome all responses on the car, anyone who knows the whereabouts, might know, or has seen, or might have seen,
    I can be reached at
    Thank you
    • Frank Costa (Private)
      2 years 10 months ago
      The Munson Yenko Camaro is a true Yenko and was worked on By Don Yenko himself