JOHN KOUW, of Crusin' Customs in Holland, Michigan, has put some of the coolest, hand-crafted Rods, Customs, Bikes, and, Restorations on the street that you'll ever see ! John, his sons & crew, are dedicated to building High Quality Show Cars (like Kevin Anderson's "Gold Top Riviera") as well as Daily Drivers.
"Drivers" are probably my favorite forms of Street Rods, so when I asked John about what his basic concept was for putting together a really streetable machine for a customer, it turned out to be a very timely question because he had just finished a dynamite '57 Chevy Pickup for a customer the week before our Interview ! AND, this Chevy not only has all the "bells & whistles", but can be driven anywhere, anytime. My kind of Cruiser !!
While we were at it, I questioned John about what he saw in his Professional Crystal Ball as to the future of our Industry. He didn't disappoint me. We're on the right track...and the future looks like it's in the hands of a whole new generation of Rod & Custom lovers the World over !
(All pix above: '57 Chevy Pickup totally redone from the frame up by the Crew at Crusin' Customs. All pix courtesy of Crusin' Customs)
Check-out this truck, as well as all of the other fantastic rides created by Crusin' Customs at their WebSite: http://www.cruisincustoms.com/