“Kustom Kulture” is used to describe the artwork, vehicles and fashions of those who drove and built custom cars and motorcycles in the United States of America from the 1950s through today. Artists have shaped this Kustom Kulture, including the work of Von Dutch (Kenny Howard), custom car builders such as Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and Dean Jeffries, hot rod and lowrider customizers such as the Barris Brothers (Sam and George Barris), along with many more.
Each of these distinct styles of customizing have blended and reshaped our everyday life. Valhalla Kustom continues in this tradition, with AJ Biancone adding his artistic talent to design, lines and flow of the vehicle, decisions in paint, fabric, and fabrication.
Recalling 1950s greasers, drag racers of the 1960s, and lowriders of the 1970s, other subcultures have continued to influence Kustom design through today. Each separate generation and culture has added its own customizations to cars and contributed ideas of what is cool, of what is acceptable, and what is not. A broad array of wild pinstripes, choptop Mercurys, metalflake and black primer paintjobs (along with music, cartoons, and monster movies) have had an impact on defining this automobile subculture.
Kustom Kulture had taken on a rebirth of American individuality. Each style is distinct, and thoughtful consideration has been given to the roots of style in American automobile history. Many styles that would not have tolerated each other in the past now come together in large car shows, and are expressed in personal style even in a single vehicle.
Valhalla Kustom looks forward to hearing your vision for your Kustom Car and helping to realize that vision for your dream ride.