Vintage American Hot Rod
Hot rods are typically old American cars from the pre-World War II era. Model A Fords & 1932-34 Fords are usually the most commonly used. However most cars from any American manufactuer are prime candidates for building a hot rod. Traditionally powered by a small block V8 from a Chevy being the most popular. However Ford and Dodge are used as well. Flathead Fords V8s are also a hot rodder's delight. Hot rods often have body parts removed, reducing the body weight and increasing the horsepower to weight ratio.
Hot rods first appeared in Southern California in the late 1930s. They were often raced on dry lake beds in the Southern California area.
The car in my illustration is a early 1930's Ford 3 window coupe, powered by a late model Ford small block v8. The environment is a dry lake bed. My illustration is influenced by my love of American hot rods and all those hot rod magazines I used to read and collect as a youth and teenager in the late 1960's and early 1970's...
I created this illustration on my computer using a Wacom tablet and digital illustrating apps (Vue Complete 2015, Photoshop Cc 2015)