This is the '40 Ford retractable hardtop that I designed for the Hot Rod Magazine Boyd Coddington contest back in 1997. The winner would have the car built by Boyd, and would get a set of the wheels that they designed for the winning entry. I placed in the top 6 and the renderings were on display at SEMA. When I spoke to Chip Foose on the phone, he said they liked it but had just finished a '40 Ford for Micheal Anthony of Van Halen so didn't want to do another one so soon. Boyd got into Government trouble, so the winning car was never built. I was really into the Billet style in the early 90s, so it was fun to try to design a car for them. Little did I know almost 20 years later, I'd be designing cars for my own company! Lol.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Artwork I designed for EAA for a proposed Victory Day event. Unfortunately the event never made it past the planning stages. I really like the finished art though. I wanted to have the museum's P-38 "Marge" flying right overhead of a jeep to convey the idea of a living history event. Look for this art to be taken over by Warbird Rescue for future use.
I was asked to design some matching Napa Dodge Challengers to be given away at Napa Expo in Las Vegas. I did about 25 versions before client landed on this Charcoal version.