Kustomland: The Custom Car Photography of James Potter, 1955-1959

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In the late 1950s, as designers from the Big Three became more daring, their do-it-yourself counterparts in the custom-car world found that the new designs from Detroit worked exceptionally well with custom treatments like shaving, lowering, "lakes pipes," and the ever-wilder custom painting of the day - aesthetics that would come to dominate this peak custom car era. Professional freelance photographer James Potter captured the epicenter of this landmark scene in what was then ...

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Overview

In the late 1950s, as designers from the Big Three became more daring, their do-it-yourself counterparts in the custom-car world found that the new designs from Detroit worked exceptionally well with custom treatments like shaving, lowering, "lakes pipes," and the ever-wilder custom painting of the day - aesthetics that would come to dominate this peak custom car era. Professional freelance photographer James Potter captured the epicenter of this landmark scene in what was then suburban Los Angeles.

In this photographic history of that time and place, Thom Taylor presents the best of Potter's collection depicting the cars of "Kustomland." Two- and four-page features on two-dozen renowned customs from mild to radical feature not only Potter's exemplary work, but brief capsule histories of the cars and their owners and captions detailing the cars' features. Taylor also includes features on legendary custom painter Larry Watson and the Renegades car club, as well as a biography of Potter and a historic overview of Kustomland and the areas it encompassed.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760322598
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 6/15/2008
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Renowned car designer Thom Taylor is an inductee into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. He has designed cars for industry-leading builders like Boyd Coddington, Roy Brizio, and SO-CAL Speed Shop, and for individuals like Eric Clapton, Tim Allen, and Billy F Gibbons. He is the author of the MBI bestseller How to Draw Cars Like a Pro.

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Table of Contents

Contents

What Was Kustomland?

About the Photos

Cars of Kustomland

Pete Angress                                  1952 Ford Victoria

Hersh “Junior” Conway                  1949 Ford

Floyd DeBore                                1958 Pontiac Bonneville

Jerry Devoto                                  1957 Ford Hardtop

Jim Doss                                        1958 Chevy Impala

Ron Dulin                                       1956 Plymouth Fury

Jerry Feigner                                  1955 Chevy Bel Air

Jack Hershey & “Shorty” Ewing     1957 Thunderbirds

Jim Jackson                                    1956 Chevy 4-Door Hardtop

Jack James                                     1957 Buick Special

Al Lazarus                                      1955 Chevy Bel Air

Carol Lewis                                    1956 Chevy Bel Air

Larry Mammini                               1955 Ford

George Mitobe                               1957 Ford Ranchero

Harry Okuda                                 1957 Dodge

Paul Richards                                 1950 Ford Convertible

Jim Shiery                                       1957 Olds Holiday

Gary Simpson                                 1958 Buick Special

Paul Sobeck                                   1950 Ford Sedan

Duane Steck                                   1954 Chevy Hardtop

Larry Watson                                 1950 Chevy Coupe

Larry Watson                                 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

Larry Watson                                 1958 Thunderbird

Larry Watson                                 1959 Cadillac 62 Series Coupe

Larry Watson and House of Style

About James Potter

Acknowledgments

Index

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