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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The History of AC Cars

AC Cars was established in 1907 and is the oldest British car manufacturer that is still producing vehicles today. The AC name came from the name of their first commercial three wheeler – the autocarrier, which was designed and manufactured by John Weller. In 1908, a new passenger version called the AC Sociable was introduced. […]

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The Twenty Fastest Muscle Cars

From the mid to early 1970’s a new breed of cars ruled the American streets. The majority of these were intermediate sized automobiles with large block engines stuffed inside. At first these cars were called “super cars” and over time they became know more accurately as muscle cars. The quarter mile was the performance standard […]

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Shady Grove Cruise-in

It was a bit chilly, but while everyone else “…were nestled all snug in their beds” the custom, classic and antique auto buffs  were out in force, meeting at what has become a Sunday morning ritual for many. Cruising in to the car meet at the corner of Shady Grove rd and Crabs Branch parkway […]

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