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Our History

Manes Machine & Engineering was started in 1982 in Corona, Ca. and moved to Ft. Collins, Co. in 1992. The company provides precision machined products to the aerospace industry under private contracts. Expanding into the aftermarket wheel line in 1994 under the brand name of Colorado Custom, has allowed us to diversify and expand into new arenas. Our future is tied to satisfying the needs of a broad spectrum of customers, none of which will receive anything but our finest efforts.

Grand National Roadster Show's "Hall of Fame" Inductee for 2001

Jim "Bones" Noteboom

Noteboom's "Sport Wagon," 1946 Ford coupe.

Noteboom's '40s Buick

Helga Noteboom's '49 Fastback Cadillac

Jim Noteboom Sixty-year-old Jim "Bones" Noteboom is a resident of Hemet, Calif., and is recognized as one of the most innovative customizers in the industry. Like so many others, Noteboom's love for hot rods began at an early age. He built his first custom, a 1950 Chevy Hardtop, when he was just 15 years old. Several more Chevrolet-based customs followed shortly thereafter.

Between the years 1955-1960, Noteboom primarily worked at other customizer's garages in Southern California, including Larry Watson, a custom car painter for many Hollywood stars.

In the early '60s, Noteboom went into the construction trade as a carpenter, but still found the time to indulge his custom car passion by owning cars he commissioned from other builders. One example was a '63 Buick Riviera built by famous customizer Gene Winfield.

A move to San Francisco in 1964 ignited Noteboom's interest in fast boats. It wasn't long before he was racing at the Oakland Marina with a blown fuel hydro drag boat, which naturally had a wild pink and white flame paint scheme applied by noted painter Art Himsl. Noteboom continued boat racing until 1980, winning back-to-back NDBA National Championships in 1970 and 1971. He also built a custom Honda chopper motorcycle that was featured on the cover of Chopper Magazine in 1973.

By 1980 street rods were again gaining in popularity. Noteboom's customizing passion started once again, and he has been building and customizing cars and pickups ever since. His most recent high-profile projects include a '46 Sport Wagon (a highly modified Woodie that began life as a coupe), a '51 custom Cadillac and a wild '48 Chevy pickup.

In addition to the 52nd Annual Grand National Roadster Show, Dan Cyr Enterprises is also presenting the 51st Annual Sacramento Autorama Feb. 8-11 at the Cal Expo in Sacramento, Calif., the Third Annual Portland Rod & Custom Show Feb. 15-18 at the Expo Center in Portland, Ore., and the Second Annual Seattle Roadster Show at the Stadium Exhibition Center in Seattle, Wash., Mar. 15-18.