Page 10 Uk Hot Rodding History
going to admit to this one? Pictured in Wakefield late 1980 sent in by
Nigel Swift This was the state of the art of Customizing in the Uk in the 70's
and 80's Groovy :>)
Oh Yes Metalflake a Go Go Capri oh how young lads lusted over cars like this in
the 70's and early 80's :>)
California Dreaming Zephry/Zodiac, prostock scoop, lace work paint, flames, cal
500's and sidepipes what more could you want eh! You know there is a part of me
that does likes these 70's customs in a perverse kind of way :>)
Just had these two photo's sent me by my old mate Pete Gething (well his son
actually Nikki). 1st one shows my old Cortina, Petes Van and my Miss'es still a
Teenager Just :>) Photo about 1975
Petes Van painted by Pete Himself and mine painted by Geoff Ridgeway. Spaceships
on the bonnet and ghosts down the side, boot depicted a young naked girl and
menacing faces floating behind.... me and Geoff didn't agree on the boot mural..
though it was fantastically executed the fact the girl had rude bits worried me,
hell now I would be locked up for it Ha Ha....... Dig them sexy wing mirrors and
the metal studs down the side :>) Oh I fitted the prostock hood scoop and
painted the pearl base coat by the way. Petes paint job was great with the
scrolls down the side hey remember them. It was all trimmed inside like a
Bedouin tent from what I remember. Where ever we went together his Van was the
one with the crowd round it. Pete came up to my wedding in this along with Smax
Odgie and more of the Preston crew in yanks had a wild day! ahhh memories eh.
Bob Luxfords Jacked and wolf'id Mk2 Cortina grrrrrrrr Ha Ha were us old guys cool
when we was young or what ............ what! :>)
Bobs Cortina, rear Silver Metalflake Jag axle and the obligatory bais belted Pro-Trac tyres great fun in
the wet and they loved white lines. Bob wasn't an all show no go guy either, he
fitted a 3ltr v6 and Mk4 Zodiac rear lights.
"Golden Oldie" PA Cresta was spotted in Great Yarmouth, In yer face
gold flake, sidepipes, Cragars, extra lights and. of course, the old jack up
kit.... (Photo Nige Swift)
Marina van was well excicuted and subtle in contrast to the wild stuff that was
going one at the time. Shaved handles, totally smooth plated rear, green flake
and subtle tailpipes. Van was later sprayed orange/black with fully louvered
rear. (Photo Nige Swift)
Yep! some people even did it to minis "Weirdo's" :>)
Capri turned into a Hi-Riding Mustang?
reserving this page for 70's & 80's Customs got any photos?
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