Epilogue

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This is our final post taking a look back at the story of Traditional Kustoms Magazine.

It’s not easy bringing things to a close, but we knew it was time to face the inevitable.  Unfortunately, even with the massive amount of outpouring and support we just couldn’t convert that into something sustainable for the long haul.  We’re proud of what we did and gave it our very best while it lasted.

We almost didn’t print issue #10. However, there were too many stories we didn’t want to leave sitting on the desk so we made a push and printed a limited run as soon as we could.

Issue #10 Highlights

Andy Southard Jr

Thanks to Ki Hansen, Andy and Patty Southard were gracious enough to invite us into their home for an afternoon interview and photo session.  It was a true honor to be able to sit down with Andy to get his thoughts on kustoms in the ’50s and ’60s.  Andy was also a huge source of inspiration for the style of shooting we did with the mag.

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Momo’s ‘58 Impala

We were delighted to feature Momo’s ‘58 Chevy as one of our final cover cars. These amazing photos were shot by Marc Wöttinger.

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Bob Cardwell’s ‘60 Chevy

Dan Podobinski shot these photos of Bob Cardwell’s ‘60 Chevy, a fine example of what a traditional kustom is all about.

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Ed Lepold’s ‘49 Merc

We photographed Ed’s Merc during our 2015 Summer Road Trip, a few hours after photographing Kurt McCormick’s collection. The first shot is an outtake from a great location Ed chose.

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John “T” Crain’s ‘54 Merc

We also shot John Crain’s ‘54 Merc in Illinois during the 2015 road trip – arriving just in time to catch some sun after being in Iowa all morning shooting a trio of Berg-built kustoms. Here a few outtakes from his photo shoot that didn’t make it to print.

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Thank You

Just before the curtain closes, we want to say thank you.  We can’t say enough good things about our fans and are deeply grateful for all your support and kindness over these past few years.

Here are some of the comments we’ve received from you since announcing our shutdown…

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