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Wagons, Four Doors, and People Movers – Oh My! Huge Gallery from the 2018 West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals

The people and gear movers that descended on Fair Park in Santa Maria, California

We recently put together a gallery about all the wagons, crew cabs, and campers from Viva Las Vegas and you guys absolutely loved it so we’ve done it again. This time we brought you a collection of photos of all the people carriers that were out at the 2018 West Coast Kustoms Cruisn’ Nationals at the Fair Park in Santa Maria, California. There was a little bit of everything there, but we can’t remember the last time we’ve seen this many sedans turned into true kustoms in one place at one time.

This Rambler wagon from the late 1950s is a rare sighting. Not many of these cars are still around, and that’s a shame because the styling on these are pretty interesting. It’s always cool to see an uncommon wagon like this one!

There’s something to be said about the practicality of customizing a car with extra room for passengers because then you have more room to invite friends along while you enjoy your ride. For a long time these more-doors were looked down on by the car community as being uncool, but if you take a look through this gallery you will be hard pressed to say these customized sedans and long roofs aren’t head turners!

This is one sedan you probably don’t want a ride in the back of. Someone took this 1953 Mercury police car and cleverly turned it into the “West Coast Kustoms Patrol.”
This 1963 Ford Econoline Van, known as VanGo, was beautifully customized by owner Coby Gewertz’s and has appeared in a number of national publications including Street Rodder Magazine. It’s always a pleasure to see it at shows here in Southern California.
We spotted this International, crew cab, ramp-truck outside the show and it was so cool that we couldn’t help but take some photos of it. The car on the back was a Dart from the mid-1960s for those of you trying to figure it out.
A 1959 Chevrolet Brookwood wagon slammed and riding on Astro Supremes with surfboards on the roof explains exactly what these cars are all about – a whole lot of style mixed with even more practicality.
The 1956 Chevy limo was by far the king of all the more-doors and people carriers at the West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals. It was so long it was hard to fit in the frame for a good photo with all the other cars around and people wandering about.