Great custom paint at
the Sacramento Autorama
There were two cars shown at the Sacramento Autorama that brought to mind the late great Long Beach custom painter Larry Watson.
The first was this 1950 Studebaker Starlight convertible with 'seaweed' style flames which won the award for the best use of flames.
The rear end of Gary Pettigrew's Studebaker features some attractive pin striping.
Outside the CalExpo building, the author spied this 1960 Ford Thunderbird that was painted following Larry Watson's "panel painting" style.
The five-spoke mag wheels with narrow whitewalls completed the period look of this beautiful lowered "Squarebird."
All photos by the author