Monday, June 30, 2014

1949 Motor Trend Magazine, November: Kurtis And Coachbuilt Cars

 The November, 1949 issue of Motor Trend magazine was not just the beginnings of a flash-in-the-pan; it went on to become one of the longest lasting titles in hot rod mag history...

In between looks at rare coach-built cars of the past-

 It took the time to report on current trends, like the sweet rig above, restyled by Valley Custom, a pioneer shop in customizing rods.

And it was an opportunity for new entrepreneurs  to strut their stuff, notable among them being Frank Kurtis and his ahead-of-the-curve roadsters...

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