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Larry Watson Personal Photo Collection
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1 Larry Watson Custom Car Confessions Book

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Watson’s Custom Car Confessions is a 148 pag ...more

e in-depth look at the personal custom cars of customizer and custom paint legend Larry Watson, the girls that went along for the rides and boulevard cruising, and the troubles with the police during those antagonistic times when custom cars and their owners were the focus of police scrutiny. Growing up in the heart of the custom car craze in Bellflower during the 1950s, and throughout his life, Watson created some of the most influential custom cars of all time. From his famous 1950 Chevy Grapevine and legendary 1958 Thunderbird Vino Paisano, to later cars like his custom 1972 Ranchero made famous in the Robert Culp movie Outrage, they’re all here. Literally finished the night Larry died; it’s a tribute to his life and legacy with the cars he displayed his unique talents through. Initial printing of 1000 copies ensures this will be a rare and collectible addition to your automotive book collection. $30.00 plus shipping and handling.

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    1932 Ford 5-window Phil Kaelin Watson
    Album was created 6 years 2 months ago and modified 5 years 8 months ago
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    1936 Ford Pete Limpert - Larry Watson
    Album was created 1 year 8 months ago and modified 1 year 8 months ago
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    1949 Chevy Fastback Harold Johnsons - Watson
    Album was created 8 years 4 months ago and modified 8 years 3 months ago
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    1950 Chevy Saint Vasquez - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 3 years ago
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    1950 Ford Sedan Lou Helms Flamed
    Album was created 8 years 3 months ago and modified 8 years 2 months ago
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    1950 Merc convertible Larry Lorenzo - Watson

    Larry worked with Larry Watson, but the car was not painted by him. Dean Jeffries painted the flames.

    Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 6 years 4 months ago
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    1951 Bel Air Jake Bultsma - Watson

    Photos provided by Mike Bultsma

    Album was created 6 years 5 months ago and modified 6 years 1 month ago
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    1951 Chevy Bill Haddad - Watson
    Album was created 5 years 6 months ago and modified 5 years 5 months ago
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    1952 Ford Ray Moore / Pete Angress - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 7 months ago and modified 4 years 2 months ago
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    1953 Chevy Duane Steck - Watson Painted
    Album was created 5 years 11 months ago and modified 5 years 6 months ago
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    1953 Chevy Gerald Twamley - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    1954 Ford Jerry Preston - Watson

    One of the first cars Larry painted using his "panel painting" design.
    Jerry sold the car to get a new custom ride, he never saw the car again.

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    1955 Buick Del Mar McCutcheon - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 4 months ago and modified 6 years 5 months ago
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    • 5 files
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    1955 Chevy Al Lazarus - Watson
    Album was created 8 years 4 months ago and modified 3 years 5 months ago
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    1955 chopped Mercury Dave Kyte - Watson


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    • 9 files
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    1955 Green Ford Jerry Koller - Watson
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    1955 Mercury Calvin Wiecamp - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    1955 Oldsmobile Watson Flamed
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    1955 Studebaker Dick Gonzales Yellow Pearl
    Album was created 7 years 5 months ago and modified 6 years 2 months ago
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    1956 Buick Gary Niemie - Watson
    Album was created 5 years 8 months ago and modified 5 years 8 months ago
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    1956 Chevy 4-door Jim Jackson - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 2 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    1956 Chevy John Busman Purple and Silver

    Two different paint jobs on the same car. Look closely and you will see the difference in the flames and panels. I think the version with the silver panel around the side trim is genious!

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    1956 Chevy John Drew's Green flamed
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    1956 Chevy Sedan White/Green outlines
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    1956 Chevy two-tone Orange - Harvy Bothof
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    1956 Mercury bronze/Gold - Watson
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    1956 Mercury Jack Arnold - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    • 4 files
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    1956 Mercury-Agie-Winn - Larry Watson
    Album was created 3 years 1 month ago and modified 3 years 1 month ago
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    1956 Plymouth Ron Dulin - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    1957 Buick Jack James - Watson
    Album was created 8 years 4 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    • 15 files
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    1957 Buick Kermit Hanson with Flames
    Album was created 6 years 3 months ago and modified 6 years 3 months ago
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    1957 Chevy Pale yellow - Watson
    Album was created 6 years 3 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    1957 Corvette - Watson painted X-Sonic
    Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 3 years ago
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    1957 Corvette Pinky Richards - Watson

    Bill Hines did the body work on this car

    Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 7 years 3 months ago
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    • 2 files
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    1957 Dodge Harry Okuda - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 6 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    1957 Ford Ranchero George Mitobe - Watson
    Album was created 8 years 4 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    1957 Oldsmobile Jim Shiery - Watson

    Jim worked part time for larry. Larry helped Jim paint his Oldsmobile and laid out the gold scallops.

    Album was created 5 years 8 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    • 4 files
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    1957 Plymouth Terry Holloway - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 10 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    1957 Pontiac Jack Van Tassel - Watson
    Album was created 3 years ago and modified 2 years 9 months ago
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    1957 Ranchero Charles Kuhl's - Watson
    Album was created 8 years 2 months ago and modified 7 years 3 months ago
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    1957 T-Bird Jim Parker - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    1957 T-Bord - Annette Funicello – Watson
    Album was created 1 year 5 months ago and modified 1 year 5 months ago
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    1958 Chevy Benny Schiller - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    1958 Chevy Impala Jim Doss - Watson
    Album was created 8 years 4 months ago and modified 4 years 4 months ago
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    1958 Corvette LaVonne Bathke - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 4 months ago and modified 7 years 3 months ago
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    1958 Ford Custom Johnny Taylor - Watson

    According to Johnny's Wife: Larry Watson didn't paint the car but was very involved and may have painted or repainted a part of it. It was either my dad, Art Leonard or Bud Lehner that did the paint.

    Album was created 6 years 4 months ago and modified 2 years 9 months ago
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    1958 Pontiac Bonneville Floyd DeBore
    Album was created 8 years 4 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    1958 Pontiac Del Jackson - Watson
    Album was created 3 years 2 months ago and modified 3 years 2 months ago
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    1959 Chevy Impala Bob Mayfields - Watson
    Album was created 7 years 10 months ago and modified 7 years 3 months ago
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    1959 El Camino Jerry Preston - Watson

    Jerry's ElCamino was painted by Larry Watson four times over a period of 4 years.
    The last color can be seen in these photos and Larry Watsoncalled this color "pearl banana gold".

    Album was created 6 years 6 months ago and modified 2 years 4 months ago
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    1959 ElCamino - Watson Fred LeFevre

    Body work by Bill Ortega

    Album was created 5 years 1 month ago and modified 5 years 1 month ago
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    1959 Ford Don Loster - Watson
    Album was created 5 years 8 months ago and modified 5 years 6 months ago
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    1960 Ford White/yellow - Watson
    Album was created 6 years 4 months ago and modified 6 years 4 months ago
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    1961 Dodge Walt Drews - Watson
    Album was created 5 years 5 months ago and modified 5 years 5 months ago
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    1963 Pontiac Grand Prix Doug Carney

    First Lace painted car

    Album was created 7 years 7 months ago and modified 6 years 4 months ago
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    Larry Watson - Shops 1996
    Album was created 4 years 3 months ago and modified 4 years 3 months ago
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    Larry Watson Items of intrest
    Album was created 6 years 9 months ago and modified 2 years 8 months ago
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    Larry Watson painted Custom Cars
    Album was created 9 years 3 months ago and modified 3 years 2 months ago
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    Old photo's of Watson Painted Cars
    Album was created 8 years 5 months ago and modified 8 years 3 months ago
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    Pork Chops (Nataniel Harrison)

    Good friend of Larry Watson and he worked as a car prepper (the best there ever was) for Larry for several years.

    Album was created 2 years 11 months ago and modified 2 years 11 months ago
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    R&C Dream Truck painted by Watson
    Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 7 years 3 months ago
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    Watson Customs Group shots

    Most of these fantastic Watson painted custom car group photos where taken by Jim Potter.

    Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 4 years 7 months ago
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    Watson Magazine articles
    Album was created 9 years 1 month ago and modified 4 years 4 months ago
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