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Customs on my Mind

My bags are packed and I'm Indianapolis bound.  It's Custom Car Revival time and I can't wait.  Custom Car Revival is one of the Nation's premier Traditional Custom events.  And boy do they mean Traditional.  These are the real deal Customs, in fact Mr. Anderson claims that Custom Car Revival is the only 100% Traditional Custom show in the country.  Any who ..... heading off to this show of shows reminded me of some of the incredible Customs/Kustoms that I have encountered in my travels and this Buick screamed to the forefront of my memory.  She sure is a beaut and one heck of a Custom.  Take a gander.

If I had to describe this '47 Buick in one word it would have to be "exquisite" and that humdinger of a description just might be a first for me.  It's not all that often that you see a Roadmaster turned out like this and all I have to say is mega props to Chad Kolman and his 3 year project.  Just awesome, don't ya think?  Fab chop, and a nod to the Hirohota Merc with the window frames .... perfection.  A little birdie pointed out those grill teeth once graced a DeSoto, the bumper was born on a '57 Olds and those headlights came from a younger sib -  a '53 Buick.  Last but certainly not least, those sweet sweet Caddy Dagmars.  Yee doggy this is one fine ride!  

It was my good fortune to see this ride up close and personal at the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular.  Now cast your own eyeballs at this beauty and I do believe you'll agree with me, this is one for the books!

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By the by, rumor has it that each one of those upholstery buttons cost seveal bucks a piece and there are 2,684 give or take, Impala door panel buttons donning that beautiful interior.  Can you say money, money, money!  Can't wait to see what this year's Spectacular brings!  But before I hit KKOA I'll be at Edward's Drive-In enjoying the heck out of Custom Car Revival.  Stay tuned, CCR is gonna be epic!

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!