Text by Ben Oh, Photos by Ernie Onate
Putting the Thunder in a T-Bird
It’s one thing to own an American classic. It’s another to have had it, lost it and regained it. That’s the story of Harold Fijman Sr. He’s the proprietor of Aaron’s Body Shop in Hayward, California (Aaronsbodyshop.com), and when he was a teen he had a ’63 Ford Thunderbird. Clearly he had very fond memories of his younger years, because he decided to get one just like he used to drive when he was young. With a little help from his kids, he was able to source one from out of state.
Text and Photos by Bob Ryder
In 1993, the Laguna Art Museum hosted the inaugural Kustom Kulture art exhibit, which included famous custom car culture artists like Von Dutch, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Robert Williams and many others. Many say that American custom car culture began in Southern California when creative car enthusiasts and artists branded the lifestyle. These pioneers blazed the trail of the culture we know today.
SEMA 2013 – November 5–8 , 2013 Las Vegas Convention Center
Beckett Media Booth # 22797 Central Hall just east of Ford’s Booth in Hot Rod Alley.
6 Sema collector cards to collect (photo shows front and back of collectors card set )
Larry Dixon to Sign Autographs at Prolong SEMA, AAPEX Booths
Three-time National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon will be in the Prolong Super Lubricants booth at the AAPEX Show (#6506) on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the SEMA Show booth (#33237) on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SEMA 2013 – November 5–8 , 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center
Stop by the Beckett Media Booth # 22797
Central Hall just east of Ford’s Booth in Hot Rod Alley.
to receive Your Limited Edition (Mystery Exclusive) Ultimate Diesel Builders Guide magazine collectors card (whiles supplies last)