List of automotive customizers

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This is a list of automotive customizers effectively worldwide.

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George Barris (left) with Blackie Gejeian at the 64th Grand National Roadster Show in Los Angeles, Jan 25, 2013

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John D'Agostino's The Caribbean

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  • Bob Kaiser - paint & bodywork (MI), partnered with Ron Clark in Clarkaiser Customs[5]
  • Bernt Karlsson (customizer) Custom paint & Bodywork (CA) originally from Sweden, featured on TV show American Hot Rod
  • Edo Karabegovic - high end European exotics, owner of edo competition (GER)
  • Wataru Kato, Japanese car tuner, owner of Liberty Walk, famous for modifications to Ferraris (JPN)
  • Kousuke Kida, Japanese car tuner, owner of Signal Auto (JPN)
  • Willy Koenig - Italian and German exotics, most famous for his work on Ferraris and the twin-turbo Testarossa (GER)

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  • Jay Ohrberg - known for his work on creating custom vehicles for movie and TV productions
  • Kazuyoshi "Okachan" Okamura - known for his work on Nissan Silvias and 180SXs and owner of Yashio Factory (JPN)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rod & Custom, 8/89, p.60.
  2. ^ Ganahl, Pat, "The Candy Man", in Rod & Custom, 7/95, p.81; Street Rodder, 1/85, p.56.
  3. ^ a b Street Rodder, 1/85, p.111.
  4. ^ a b Jalopy Journal.
  5. ^ a b Fetherston, David, "Detroit Dreams", in Rod & Custom, 7/95, p.58.
  6. ^ Worked on the Lincoln Futura (basis of the Batmobile), and designed Hot Wheels cars.
  7. ^ Batmobile site.
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Hot Rod Show World, p.76. Peterson Publications/Hot Rod Magazine, 1976.
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ a b Hot Rod August 1954; Motor Trend Custom Car Annual 1954; Rod & Custom, 8/89, p.68.
  12. ^ Rod Action, 2/85, p.5.
  13. ^ Bishop, Mike, "The 45th Grand National Roadster Show", in American Rodder, 6/94, p.27.
  14. ^ Kowalke, Ron. Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975, 4th Edition (Krause Publications, 1997); Shaw, Wilbur. "Studebaker with a Cadillac Engine" in The Popular Science Monthly, July 1953 (New York, Popular Science Publishing Co.), pp.76, 80, 210, & 212.
  15. ^ Martin, Dick (February 2009). Blackie Gejeian - The Story. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  16. ^ http://www.hondatuningmagazine.com/features/htup_1103_top_fuel_of_japan/viewall.html
  17. ^ http://www.worldtimeattack.com/index.php/team-top-fuel-with-voltex-confirm-entry/
  18. ^ Hot Rod, August 1998.
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    • Jim Mederer - Mazda tuner, co-founder of Racing Beat (CA)
  20. ^ Street Rodder, 12/98, p.206.
  21. ^ Hot Rod Show World, p.76. Peterson Publications/Hot Rod Magazine, 1976.
  22. ^ a b Street Rodder, 1/85, p.56.
  23. ^ http://speedhunters.com/archive/tags/Dandy+Tanaka/default.aspx
  24. ^ Genevieve Chappell
  25. ^ hotrod.com
  26. ^ Rod & Custom, 8/89, p.55.
  27. ^ Winfield worked with L. David Ash, Dick Dean, George Barris, Matt Jeffries (from "Star Trek"), & did work on Aluminum Model Toys & "RoboCop" Grant, David The Legendary Custom Cars and Hot Rods of Gene Winfield. Motorbooks, 2008.
  28. ^ Madigan, Tom. Edelbrock: Made in USA, Tehabi Books, 2005.

Sources[edit]

  • DeWitt, John. Cool cars, high art: the rise of kustom kulture. University Press of Mississippi, 2001.
  • Grant, David The Legendary Custom Cars and Hot Rods of Gene Winfield. Motorbooks, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7603-2778-4.