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JOHN D'AGOSTINO: WORLDWIDE TRAVEL & 2013 WINNERS !


                                                                   

JOHN D'AGOSTINO HAS BECOME A WORLDWIDE Ambassador for kustom cars...and travels, literally, to almost every corner of the World spreading the word that kustoms (with a "K") are beautiful pieces of "Rolling Sculpture", an art form all on their own !

From Sweden, to Norway, Italy, Finland, Estonia, Switzerland, Australia...and beyond, John is always on-the-move to shows & venues around the World !  And, in this late-night Interview we did at the 33rd Annual KKOA Lead Sled in Salina, Kansas, he told me how that got started back in 1995.

We also covered, what is probably John's BIGGEST year ever in "The Winner's Circle" with BOTH  "SOPHIA" & "RUBY" ! 

Listen, learn, and enjoy...PLUS, see all of the Info & Pix I've added below !    JK

                      

 

   CONGRATULATIONS TO "MR. AUTOMATIC" JOHN D'AGOSTINO !  

Through the years, John has produced over 70 Award Winning Kustoms, and his latest, "Sophia"  locked-in another 1st Place Award at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show !

"Sophia" is the beautiful 1940 Cadillac Coupe shown above, with fantastic body & paint work by Oz Welch.

John called me after the win, was truly excited, and, sent me the pix shown above:  On the left is John with the 1st Place Trophy, and, on the right, that's John getting approval for a "kustom well done" from the Legendary BILL HINES.

                     

JOHN D'AGOSTINO...THE BIG WINNER AT THE SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA !

 

JOHN D'AGOSTINO IS ONE OF THE happiest guys in the World right now !  At the 2013 Sacramento Autorama, John was the Winner of the MOST AWARDS by a single entrant in the History of the Show !   John was the recepient of SIX MAJOR AWARDS !

BOTH his cars, "Sophia" the 1940 Caddy Coupe, and his newest "35 Day Wonder" "Ruby", a 1951 "baby" Lincoln, won Major Awards at Sacto...SIX in all !!   Four for "Sophia"; Two for "Ruby" !

   JOHN CALLED ME ABOUT THREE times in a two day period, keeping me up-to-date on the show, and he was so excited, and deeply touched by the wonderful comments of all attending the show.  Plus, he was so gratified by the final results of all the hard work that he, the builders, the crews, and all involved, put into these cars that made this dream come true: "SOPHIA" won the coveted "Sam Barris Memorial Award", the "King Of Kustoms" Award, the "Custom D'Elegance" Award, and, the "Joe Bailon D'Elegance" Award !  

 ALL THIS COMES just after John's 1st Place Award for "Sophia" at the 2013 GNRS...AND, rumor has it that "Sophia" may make the trip to the 33rd Annual KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular in Salina this July to try and win the "Triple Crown" by competing for the covetd KKOA "777 Custom Crown Award" for America's Top Kustom !  (And, remember you heard that here first !)

 "RUBY" won the "West Coast Kustoms" Award, and, in a first-time-ever situation, JOE BAILON made a Double-Award of his "Joe Bailon D'Elegance" Award and presented it to "Ruby"...it was that beautiful, perfect, and worthy of the Award !!

   JOHN IS A LONG-TIME FRIEND, and he also is an honest, humble, and, extremely talented Pro...and a "Hall Of Famer" in all respects.   JK

(Pictured above:  The members of Sam Barris' Family with John D'Agostino.  To John's left is Mrs. Sam Barris, and, next to her the Legendary JOE BAILON...all at the 2013 Sacramento Autorama, celebrating with John on his major wins at the show !)

MORE ABOUT "RUBY"...

   JOHN  FORWARDED PIX of a new creation that he & his partner, MIKE GARNER, and the Crew at Celebrity Kustoms had put together in just about six weeks !  It's a beautiful 1951 "Baby" Lincoln that he brought to the 2013 Sacramento Autorama...along with his award-winning '40 Cad "Sophia".  

This fantastic Lincoln is called "Ruby"...and you can call it a "Sacramento Surprise" !  John & his Crew did some real late-night trashing to get it done in time !  Did it in 35 Days from start-to-finish !

THIS LINCOLN HAS IT ALL:  It's chopped, has frenched-in Lakes pipes, frenched-in headlights, '54 Merc taillights, a full period-perfect custom Interior by Divine, a Gene WInfield grille bar, a 350/350 drivetrain combo...AND, a gorgeous Ruby Red custom-mixed paint.  Hence, the name of this cool ride is "Ruby" !

I told John that this phenominal kustom looks like it just rolled-out of the Barris, Winfield, Starbird, or, Bailon Shop in about 1960 !  It's that period-perfect !   And, at the Sacramento Show, many agreed as it won 2 coveted Awards:  The Joe Bailon D'Elegance Award, AND, the West Coast Kustoms Award !

  THROUGH THE YEARS, John has produced over 70 Award Winning Kustoms, and his latest, "Sophia"  locked-in ANOTHER 1st Place Award at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show !  (That's John with the GNRS Award shown above.)

NOTE: ALL OF THE ABOVE PIX WERE SENT TO ME DIRECTLY FROM JOHN'S PERSONAL COLLECTION.

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Celebrity Kustoms  For great photos, lots of info, and, some cool merch, be sure to visit John's website: http://celebritykustoms.com/