Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ever hear about how Von Dutch pissed off the Mercedes and sports car people? Did a flame job on a 300 SL gullwing Benz and put it in a car show?

this above photo found in July 2013 on http://swissstash.tumblr.com/post/41713774353/earl-bruces-custom-von-dutch

Image via: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=1836

For incredible color video from a 1956 or 57 car show where this gullwing, Barris' Kopper Kart, Norm's Kookie T, and lots of other kustoms were filmed: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=1836 this gullwing is at the one minute mark, and 3 minutes 30 seconds for both exterior and interior coverage.

For a write up about it: http://books.google.com/books?id=10di738DvjoC&pg=PA23&lpg=PA23&dq=gullwing+von+dutch&source=bl&ots=LkYIpr5Lye&sig=mNkL9bZeJo8hhkVsDdMVuJmkJWw&hl=en&ei=ENB6S73JJIq-sgOVuM2yCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CA4Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=&f=false
It was Earl Bruce's Gullwing, and according to a thread on the HAMB http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-243779.html it might have been the first flame job Von Dutch did

1 comment:

  1. This car is in a pinstriping, scallop and flame book I have, the book never mentioned it was a Von Dutch though. Nice one Jesse