This 1940 Kustom Mercury was owned by Lawrence Garrison of Massachusetts. During WWII the car was shipped to San Diego. In the 1960s Dave Christensen found the car and later passed it on to his grandson Matt Volk. Matt is a friend of mine and he managed to get the old custom up and running and on a Friday night at the "Paso" WCK 2004 event he and I were parked in the gas station parking lot across from the park. That Mercury along with my Chopped 40 Chrysler brought a lot of attention to the gas station that night. Just recently after getting my 1946 Ford, I found out that it also belonged to Dave Christensen (Matts Granpa). Matt aquired it along with the Mercury and some other cars and the 46 went through a couple of other owners before I ended up with it. The Garrison Mercury was listed on ebay a while back but I don't know if it sold or how much it went for.
I have seen this Ford around my local area for some time now. It was at the Arroyo Grande car show on Saturday and I photographed it after he parked on the street. It looks nice that way it is but it sure would look great lowererd a little more in the rear with fender skirts.
I collect photos, old and new, of Traditional Kustoms and Hot Rods. I have been involved with Hot Rodding since I was just a young kid. It was first through my Uncle’s stories of his old times and also his little page magazines that I now collect. At age 12 I found my first car, it was a 55 Plymouth which I still have today. At age 16 I got into the Lowrds car club of Fresno, CA. That’s when my love for Kustoms really began.
Today, along with my Dad and Brother, we build Kustoms & Hot Rods, mostly for hobby but also for sale. My Dad, Arnold Garza is an awesome metal man and has built some great Kustoms over the years. We are all members of Headhunters Kustom Kars.
This blog specializes in Kustoms & some Hot Rods for viewing but also is an avenue for buying, selling and trading of old, rare and unique Kustom & Hot Rod cars & parts.
Email me and attach your photos or email a request for an address if you want to send any old photos for me to post. Enjoy the site.