Tom's Inspiration:

The 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' '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.

Year: 1970

Scale: 1/16

It's 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.