’50s Hot Rods

The fifties were the time when big things were happening on the automotive scene. Corvette was being unveiled. The Nash Healy was on the list of things to buy and the era of the 50’s hot rods was in full swing. Aside from the sports cars, some of the other more popular hot rods were […]

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How Wives View Men and Their Toys

I can’t offer you a scientific explanation for the mysterious chemistry that there is between men and their cars because, I’m a man. But there is something about getting behind the wheel of a powerful monster that brings out the boy racer in nearly very man I know and no, it’s nothing to do with […]

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Custom Car Covers

I’m sure that most of my readers house their automobiles in garages to protect against the elements. However, even in a garage, stuff happens. Dust and other particles end up on the car which can, in some cases, damage the paint. And there’s always the possibility of an accidental scratch. This is where car covers […]

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Rat Rod?

Playing around today and got to wondering what this car would look like if it were turned into a ratrod. Now I know that most ratrods are not pretty to look at but still….. And here’s a sketch version of the car. Whadda ya tink….rat rod or no???

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1932 Ford

Yesterday, I started work on this car, a 1932 (I believe) Ford Sedan.  I have a number of images to work with so I’ll be doing different variations throughout the week.  But first, let’s start with the basics.  After adjusting the exposure and masking out the background, I ended up with just the car. I […]

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Cruise to the Moose Lodge

Wayyyy back in 1968 the a group called The Rascals made popular the song,  “It’s a Beautiful Morning,” and the lyrics started out like this: It’s a beautiful mornin’ ahhh I think I’ll go outside a while An jus’ smile… As soon as I got on my bike this morning, those lyrics started rattling around […]

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Suzuki Intruder: Cont.

Yesterday, I used blue to set off the silver and chrome of the intruder. Today I did three more iterations but used green as the color in two of them.  first, I created a standard portrait of the bike. Next,a more personalized version with an image of the chromed motor as a background, And finally,  […]

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Suzuki Intruder

I thought that this week, I would take you through the steps that I go through, as I create the artwork for a print. I’ll start with my current motorcycle project, a Suzuki Intruder owned by Vic Jordan. Here is the original image we will be working with. As you can see, it’s just an […]

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Japanese Customs – over the edge

Well, now I’ve seen it all.  I happened onto some images of Japanese customs and these are the wildest cars I’ve ever seen.  They appear to be mostly late model ‘vehicles, and all are wildly customized. Many had up-swept pipes (how does s/he keep the rainwater out?) that extended what appears to be four to […]

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