This is a gallery of some of my early work
I began building cars on my driveway at home, but soon had enough work to rent a small shop. Some cars, like the Bontempo Brothers cars, were done in their garage, so they could work on them simultaneously. Some were just paint jobs, but others were 'strip to bare' body restorations. Most were done in lacquer and sanded and hand rubbed for a perfect finish.
Harry Pasquale was a lead singer in the Fabulous Greaseband, a 50's group that played in many nightclubs in Jersey and beyond. The BelAirs used to go out partying a lot, and loved 50's music, so it was a natural to hook up with a band like Greaseband. We became friendly, and Harry had me restore his family's 53. I also arranged another singer, Doug Stackhouse's wedding, with our cars.
Manny brought this car up from North Carolina to build and sell. He got it running and I fixed and customized the body, primering it in pink and white. He sold it to Matty Wade, and now it is in North Jersey, seen at Lead East, in paint, the same colors.
Built in BBC's shop for Mike Bontempo. Stock type restoration.
Built in the BBC shop, this race car was painted in lacquer with silver base, and Candy Apple stripes. You can't beat the look of Candy lacquer paint!
Camaro race car
Bodywork and Pearl white paint, with Candy yellow orange and red stripes, done in lacquer for Rocco, in Linden NJ.
57 Chevy wagon
I did all the bodywork and paint on Bob Sousek's 57, all in lacquer. I even added extra gold flake into both the gold roof, and the brown body.
Another car for Ronnie from Bayonne. He brought this Ca built lowrider (with hydraulics) in for some extra pizzazz. After doing several drawings for him, mostly tasteful graphics, he finally told me to go all out. I designed a few wild versions, and he picked the wildest! Done in Pearls, and Candies, using up lots of rolls of tape!