Leo Lyons Restoration & Pebble Beach – Autoweek

1950  Leo  Lyons  Custom  Mercury
History,  Restoration  &  Pebble  Beach
Graham Kozak – Autoweek  Magazine


At Pebble Beach Concours in 2015. From Left To Right: Rick D’Louhy, Graham Kozak and Geoff Hacker.

Starting on September 1st, 2013, our team at Undiscovered Classics had a daunting task – to restore and show our 1950 Leo Lyons Custom Mercury at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.  It was going to appear as part of a class of historic Custom Mercury cars built in the 50s on August 16, 2015.  We had just 714 days to complete this task.

The series of 10+ stories by Autoweek (below) is the largest number ever written about a single car and its run up to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – or any other concours event.  Graham Kozak of Autoweek Magazine penned these articles to chronicle our team’s journey over the last 10 months of the Leo Lyons Mercury restoration. 

Finished and on time, the Leo Lyons Ultra Modern Mercury was driven onto the Pebble Beach field by Graham Kozak of Autoweek and debuted to the public on Sunday August 16th, 2015.

Enjoy the stories by Graham Kozak below and be sure to check out the added detail about the Leo Lyons Ultra Modern Mercury at the bottom of this page.


Photo By George Barris, Circa 1959

Shown Here On The Day It Arrived in Tampa, Florida: September 20th, 2013

Shown Here at The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: August 16th, 2015 – Just Less Than 2 Years Later



Click Here To Review The Leo Lyons Custom Mercury Article That Appeared in the February, 1960 Issue of “Custom Cars” Magazine


Ten+  Autoweek  Articles

Click on the links below to read the stories – most recent stories appear at the top of the list

11: Leo  Lyons  Custom  Mercury at Pebble  Beach: Right  at  Home (Print)
Graham Kozak: Autoweek Magazine
September 14, 2015

10: Thrill of a Lifetime: Driving the Leo Lyons Mercury Onto The Lawn at Pebble Beach
Graham Kozak: Autoweek Magazine
September 2, 2015

9: Bone Up On The Leo Lyons Mercury Before Pebble Beach With This Nifty Judge’s Book
Graham Kozak: Autoweek Magazine
August 14, 2015

8: The Leo Lyons Mercury is Ready for Pebble Beach, and it’s Gorgeous
Graham Kozak: Autoweek Magazine
August 5, 2015

7: 100 Hours To Go: Leo Lyons Mercury Gets a Groovy Interior in the Nick of Time
Graham Kozak: Autoweek Magazine
July 31, 2015

6: Naked No More The Leo Lyons Mercury Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint
Graham Kozak: Autoweek Magazine
July 22, 2015

5: What Actually Happens When Your Car Is Invited To Pebble Beach Anyway?
Graham Kozak: Autoweek Magazine
July 17, 2015

4: Here’s What The Leo Lyons Mercury Will Look Like When It Hits Pebble Beach
Graham Kozak: Autoweek Magazine
July 7, 2015

3: Tick Tock Pebble Bound 1950 Mercury Custom is on the Clock
Graham Kozak: Autoweek Magazine
June 5, 2015

2: It’s Official: The Leo Lyons Mercury is Headed to Pebble Beach
Graham Kozak: Autoweek Magazine
April 29, 2015

1: A Radical Custom is Reborn: The Leo Lyons Mercury Restoration Begins
Graham Kozak: Autoweek Magazine
November 13, 2014


Click  Here  To  Learn  More  About  Graham  Kozak


Click Here To Review The Chapter on the Leo Lyons Custom Mercury that Appears in the 2014 Book “Fifty Shades of Rust” by Tom Cotter

Click Here To Review The Online Book About the Leo Lyons Custom Mercury

Click Here To Learn More About The Model Now Available of the 1950 Leo Lyons Custom Mercury

Click Here To Read Feature Article on Leo Lyons Custom Mercury in the 2016 Issue of Kustoms Illustrated Magazine

 

Click Here To View 4 Minute Restoration Video Set to Music
Released by Pebble Beach in 2015 (A First For Concours Events)

 

Click Here To View 3 Minute Video at Pebble Beach Discussing The History and Importance Of This Car To The American Custom Car Community

Click Here To View Original Artwork By Jimmy Smith Commissioned
For the Debut of the Leo Lyons Custom Mercury