Progress on Restoring & Customizing My 1953 Chevy Belair

1953 Chevy Belair Custom Hotrod Christopher Pinto

I’ve posted many times about the joys of having and driving a vintage car, including my current daily driver 1985 Cadillac Seville slantback. My other car…which I’ve had since 1990…is Stardust, a wild-custom, one-of-a-kind 1953 Chevrolet Belair sedan which has been decked out (by me) with custom bodywork (including 50’s Chrysler-style fins), the original engine souped up, and a custom interior.

Two New TV Shows about early Mid-Century Hollywood Don’t Disappoint


“Hollywood”, available in its entirety on Netflix, and “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels”, available in weekly installments as of this writing, are two highly-entertaining, well-crafted period pieces that any lover of 20th century pop culture will thoroughly enjoy. “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” is a masterpiece of Film Noir (even though it’s in color), exploring the darkest of darkness that any man or woman could possess.