This Concept Car Art Will Make You Giddy With Awe, Wonder And Nostalgia

by admin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

In the design studios at Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and AMC, gifted artists worked, fingers smudged a thousand hues from chalk and pastels, colored pencils lining their desks like graphite rainbows. Not a computer or Photoshop program to be found. These artists pushed further, building improbable, futuristic renderings of Pontiacs, Plymouths, Cadillacs, Oldsmobiles, Monte Carlos, Mercurys, Ford Fairlanes, Ford Mustangs, Firebirds, and Dodges. These cars, fantasies on four wheels, would never see assembly lines or find drivers gazing through their windshields; they were too wonderfully weird, too superbly strange for the more conservative minds running the major auto companies.

Their names are unknown to many, because these inspired outliers worked under the auspices of their employers. Security was tight at the car companies, and these wonderful works of art were never meant for public eyeballs and were either destroyed upon completion or locked away in secured vaults never to be seen again. Until now…

You can now take a glimpse into the minds of these renegades of road art and cruise down the corridors and highways of your own imagination as Limited Runs debuts its Concept Car Collection.  The collection features hundreds of unique and unusual concept car designs—these are the originals, not reproductions—harkening back to the 1940s and includes more than 70 years of historic illustrations. Included are unique visions of automotive artists who worked for major automotive manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors – Dean Swanson, Dave McIntosh, George Camp, Bill Schmidt, Greg Ozubko, Bill Michalak, Charles Stewart, Homer LaGassey, Ken Vendley and a select coterie of other visionaries.

For car fans, fanatics and freaks, Limited Runs’ Concept Car Collection will make you giddy with awe, wonder and nostalgia. You will salivate, your heart will palpitate and you may even levitate.  Come and dig these original drawings and celebrate these rebels without applause. You will revel in the beauty of them.

A selection from the more than 400 timeless concept car art drawings can be seen at the Pop Art Photo Show being held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA from September 27th-30th. Additionally, the entire collection can be viewed and purchased online exclusive at

See the entire collection here.

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