HE WAS BORN & RAISED IN NEW JERSEY, and still resides there in the quaint, rural area of Stillwater. His locally-based shop, The Old Stillwater Garage, has brought national attention to both him and the town. To top it off, his shop isn't just in a "garage"...it's an Historic building that was originally a Blacksmith Shop built in the 1800's !
BUT, nowadays when my old friend, LOU CALASIBETTA, "shoe's horses" in his garage, those "horses" are under the hoods of some of the BEST Rods & Customs that you'll ever see.
Awhile back, when we were in Salina, Lou and I talked about his early years growing up in New Jersey, his love for cars, his unique and very special garage, and, how much he wanted to continue cranking out those beautiful works of "Rolling Sculpture".
Lou's a wonderful guy to spend time with, has some personal rides that are knock-outs, and has restored -and owns-two of the Alexander Brothers legendary creations: "The Golden Indian" & "The Golden Chariot".
He has a love for Rods & Customs that has been a life-long affair so, if you're ever in the area of Stillwater, New Jersey, make sure you drop in and say "hello"...'cause Lou LOVES to talk cars, and just to see that converted Blacksmith's Shop is worth the trip itself.
You've seen the cars turned-out by his shop in Rod & Custom, The Rodder's Journal, Custom Rodder, Car Kulture DeLuxe, and many other mags through the years. And, now you can hear how it all started for this Legendary East Coast Rod & Custom Builder, Lou Calasibetta.
Thanks again, Lou ! JK
(Above Left: Lou's Custom '51 Merc; Above Right: The Award-Winning '58 Ponitiac Wagon "The Bonnewood" built at The Old Stillwater Garage )
(Above Left & Right: Lou's immaculate restorations of the Alexander Brothers "Golden Indian", and, the "Golden Chariot" )
All photos/images on this page courtesy of their original owners/copyright holders...with sincere thanks !
SPECIAL NOTE: TO HEAR LOU'S STORY ABOUT THE ALEXANDER BROTHERS, and their 50th Annivesary at Cobo Hall, and his acquiring the"Golden Indian", simplyClick-On-Here !
See Car Kulture Deluxe #38 for a closer look at the "Golden Indian" !