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Original hot rods and customs from the 1950s and 1960s tend to be few and far between: Aside from normal attrition that all cars of that age face, they also have to contend with fads falling out of fashion and subsequent owners re-customizing the cars according to their wishes. But like finding an unrestored original classic, original untouched hot rods are time capsules that preserve distinct eras and trends.
For that reason, the organizers of the Long Beach Motorama are looking for original untouched hot rods and customs from the earliest days of hot rodding through the 1960s to display as part of their Survivors Row lining the entrance to the Motorama.
The Long Beach Motorama, an indoor and outdoor car show, pays tribute to the premiere custom car shows held in the late 1950s in the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium and presents the annual America’s Kustom D’Elegance award, which comes with a $32,000 cash prize. This year, it will include special tributes to Rich Pichette and Larry Watson, two late heroes of the Southern California rod and custom scene. The Motorama runs from September 23-26. For information on the Survivors Row, contact Piero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Details on the above pictured roadster can be found at Tetanus Shot’s H.A.M.B. thread on the car.)