Classics and customs flaunt fins and flames at Santa Maria Fairpark for 40th annual WEST COAST KUSTOMS CRUISIN' NATIONALS, one of the premier California carguy shows. Despite a 2021 Covid-19 rescheduling of its popular Cruisin' Nationals from May to October – and then a pending storm moving in on the Santa Maria Fairpark location – the resilient folks at West Coast Kustoms still managed to rev-up West Coast car enthusiasts and host their 40th Annual show with a flamboyant flash of fins, flames...Read More
PAT GANAHL: OLD SCHOOL HOT RODS
A scavenger hunt - PAT GANAHL: OLD SCHOOL HOT RODS - uncovers photos and magazines showcasing hot rodding’s golden years, including a 1961 issue CUSTOM RODDER edited by CGC Editor, Marty Schorr! What does Sailor Bob’s ’27 T have to do with this? Serendipity. I showed one of these non-color-shifted Ektachromes from ’58 recently, asking where did this one go, and why has no one built another like it? Well, I was paging through my May ’56 copy of Car Craft because it was supposed to have something...Read More
WEST COAST KUSTOMS: CRUISIN’ NATIONALS!
It’s all about fins and flames at the Fairpark, blogs CGC’s Jim Palam! Let’s call it a mash-up of pinstripes, cuffed-denim, fins and flames – tucked and rolled into a colorful celebration of Kustom Kulture at the Fairpark in Santa Maria, CA. Now in its 38th year, the family-friendly 2019 WEST COAST KUSTOMS: CRUISIN’ NATIONALS! proved once again that interest in and passion for customized American cars continues to sizzle. Thousands of show-goers participated in WCKCN events, including the popul...Read More