Last weekend, we weren’t able to make it to the 34th Annual West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals. Luckily, our own Pat Ganahl as well as photographer Tom Davison were in attendance to take in the more than 800 traditional customs, lowriders, and hot rods on display. This was the show’s seventh year in Santa Maria, California, after making the move from Paso Robles.
1948 Ford Coupe, Mark Garza, Orcutt, California
Ganahl, who has been attending West Coast Kustoms events for decades, said this was the best event they have had in years. He said the quality of cars, as well as the cruising scene, had been taken to a new level. Davison had no problem finding tasteful rods and customs to shoot.
1951 Chevrolet Hardtop, Bob Nelson, Ventura, California
1940 Ford four-door DeLuxe, Mike McAuliff, Moraga, California
1940 Ford DeLuxe Tudor, Marcus Edell, Castro Valley, California
1941 Chevrolet Super DeLuxe four-door
1936 Ford “Pierson Coupe,” Jim Bobowski, Point Pleasant, New Jersey and 1950 Ford “Ron Dunn Coupe,” Steve Frisbie, Portland, Oregon
1962 Buick mild custom
1932 Ford roadster, Darryl Hollenbeck, Concord, California
1936 Ford three-window coupe, Mike Bello
1929 Ford roadster, Alan Behrse, Victorville, California
1950 Chevrolet, Gary Minor, San Leandro, California, originally built by Jack Peed.
1949 Ford coupe, Brian Bozzo, Sacramento, California
1957 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery, Tony Lafon, Livermore, California
1956 Ford F-350 ramp truck and 1949 Lincoln convertible, Steve Wertheimer, Austin, Texas
1964 Ford Galaxie, Jerry French, Phoenix, Arizona and 1955 Chevrolet Nomad, Lee Pratt, Austin, Texas