Kris Trexler's wide-ranging interests include everything from early TV broadcasting to the outlandish chrome-laden 1950's luxury cruisers and the latest high technology transportation of the 21st Century.

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Here's the car that started it all for me, my 1958 Edsel Citation convertible. Ford's infamous flop almost sunk the company, but today Edsels are proudly owned by collectors like myself. You can watch a Quicktime clip of the oldest existing Video Tape recorded in 1957 at CBS Television City, "The Edsel Show" starring Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, and Louis Armstrong.

1958 EDSEL


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This 1959 Olds Ninety Eight Holiday SportSedan is an unrestored original with only 6,800 miles on the odometer. Loaded with working options, It looks new, drives new, and still smells new! Finding an unmolested beauty like this is a collector's dream.

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Ford Motor Company made a valiant effort to outdo arch rival Cadillac in every way in 1958. The luxurious Continental Mark III was longer, lower, wider, more powerful with daring new styling. I found a mint low mileage unrestored original convertible.

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As if the gargantuan '58 Continental convertible above wasn't enough to overfill my garage, this "little old lady from San Bernardino" Autumn Rose coupe found its way to my collection through an ad in the local Penny Saver.

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The 1959 Continental Mark IV is modestly changed from the '58 Mark III. The controversial canted headlamp design and the dramatically sculptured front fenders were modified as well as the rear panel and tail lights. I was lucky to recently acquire a 40,000 mile coupe in beautiful unrestored condition.


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The 1958 Pontiac Bonneville was one of the flashiest cars of the 1950's. With chrome dripping from every nook and cranny and "three deuces" under the hood, the Sport Coupe offered high style to the up-and-coming "sportsters" of the late 50's. Lots of details and photos of my Bonneville and even a Quicktime movie of the incredible TV commercial "The GM Five for 1958."

1958 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SPORT COUPE


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One of the most outlandish creations to ever appear from Harley Earl's GM styling studios was Buick's luxurious 1958 Limited. Adorned with chrome from stem to stern the Limited actually listed for more than some Cadillac models.

1958 BUICK LIMITED COUPE


The Oldsmobile Toronado is one of the proudest creations of famed GM stylist Bill Mitchell. My 1967 Toro Deluxe is one of the nicest originals around. With only 17,000 original miles, this beauty is unrestored and doesn't need to be. This was a very lucky find.

1967 OLDSMOBILE TORONADO


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Volkswagen's Campmobiles were the predecessors to today's RV's, minus the frills. My 1967 model SO-44 is a one-a-kind. Not only was the Deluxe SO-44 Campmobile not available in the U.S. market, this one was custom equipped to accomodate the original owner's wishes at the Westfalia factory in Germany. My SO-44 has only 48,000 original miles and is in excellent unrestored condition.

1967 VW WESTFALIA SO-44 CAMPMOBILE


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Yours truly on the inaugural camping trip in my freshly restored 1967 VW SO-42 Westfalia Campmobile. Compare the differences in the camping package of the SO-42 Campmobile versus the unrestored European SO-44 camper above. See photos of my Labor Day weekend campout in California's Sierra mountains.

WESTY'S FIRST CAMPOUT


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Check out this pampered, unrestored 1964 Chrysler New Yorker station wagon. 1964 was the final year for a pillarless hardtop wagon from any manufacturer.

1964 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER STATION WAGON


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From 1961 through 1967, Lincoln built the only 4-door convertibles in the world. I was fortunate to find this beautiful '65 Lincoln convertible which was originally owned by a doctor in Fairbanks, Alaska. A Lincoln convertible in Alaska?? That was one sporty doctor!

1965 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE


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From May 12 to June 2, 1998, I drove my futuristic GM EV1 electric car on a first-ever cross country adventure from Los Angeles to Detroit. See my journal and photos from the trip and learn about the incredible EV1.

CHARGE ACROSS AMERICA


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What does the NBC peacock have to do with cars? Absolutely NOTHING! But this section of my site has interesting details and photos from my childhood tour of a TV station in America's Heartland, and explains how my career in television broadcasting got its start. There's even a video of the original NBC peacock!

TOUR KARD-TV IN WICHITA, KANSAS


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RCA's TK-40 and TK-41color television cameras catapulted drab black & white TV into LIVING COLOR starting with the first live color broadcast on Nov. 22, 1953. See my own vintage TK-41 Color Television camera and the TV station where it served in the 1960's. See video clips of early color broadcasts.

THE FAMOUS "LIVING COLOR" TV CAMERA


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Learn about my long television production career in Hollywood as a film and video editor on major network television series.

KRIS TREXLER'S CAREER


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