full color illustration I did back in 1970...says it ALL!
Excitement, competition, drama, fun, team work; and rewards
for a job well done! Back in those days (we are talking 1970
here), my 'painting style', was 'free'...my 'brush' worked
from my 'elbow'...'loose as it were'...most all my box art
at that time had acrylic 'grounds'... meaning the basic 'background'
color/s. Normally, I utilized 'opaque gouache' (which is opaque
water color), for the main illustration...which I continue
to do to this day. Hard to teach 'old' dogs as the saying
goes. Basically, the 'Son of Ford' was a metaphysical interpretation
of a drag strip version of Mr. Ford's sedate mode of transportation.
been 38 years since Henry Ford introduced the 1932 line of cars
bearing his name. It was a very good year for Fords, for the "Deuce"
as it was nicknamed, became one of the most sought-after machines
by hot rod enthusiasts everywhere. Powered by an injected Boss 302
Mustang mill, and rowed by a Hurst 4-speed, the "SON" does bend
the rubber on those big, rear slicks. That neck snapping acceleration
is punctuated with mucho bad-type snarling sounds from the tuned
length headers and 3 1/2 inch collector pipes. Super clean interior
includes: neatly padded upholstery, bench seat, roll-bar, dash mounted
tach and custom steering wheel. A moon tank nestles up front between
the fenders, and 5-spoke "Starfish" Mags complete the story of beauty
for this ultra-sanitary rodder's rod.