I was working at a stereo shop here in Portland when the 1993 GS was unveiled. The shop owner bought one of the first ones and I thought that it was one of the sweetest cars I had ever laid eyes on. That fascination continues to this day. Spice it up with a bunch of VIP bits, some custom paint and a set of sweet Altstadt Type 1s and you end up with this GS owned by @dhoz82.
Number 174 in my quest to illustrate every Toyota to hit our American shores, and this one is another rarity. There are a TON of Land Cruisers still on the road, I see one almost every day, but I don't think that I've ever seen a four-door wagon. Plenty of photos of this rig and its adventures on @rangerrex55's IG page.
Another Sneak Peek winner today, everyone take a moment to give @zap_actionsdower a big thumbs up. You can earn a free illustration of your car just like he did by guessing at my daily Sneak Peek. Each time you are the first to guess the next day's car correctly you get a point. Five points and you get a free illustration, or if you are in the US you can choose a free framed print or a sticker set. Good luck!
WIth all of the hype over the Tesla's falcon wing doors, I wanted to reflect on the original gullwing door, made popular by Mercedes on their early 1950's race cars. While of the 300SL production line churned out mostly silver and white bodies, a few special order colors survived the test of time. Check out this cyan beauty. Not a color I would have chosen, but it sure is beautiful now!
"No way, 2JZ!" said Jesse when he popped the hood. Well what else would you expect under there? He should have said "No way, GTE!" and you could say the same for this little Sport Cross owned by @sxeautoworx. Turbo wagon, here, slathered in teal and too many custom bits to list. Martin likes to go topless (well, hoodless) most of the time to show off that Supra turbo mill, but even with his carbon fiber hood on I bet he turns plenty of heads.
Check out the sweet extreme mountain photography of @justinkious when you have a chance. Bitchin' is the word that comes to mind. He explores the great outdoors in his trusty T100 Xtracab, now newly topped with a rad camper. His truck marks the halfway point in my quest to illustrate every model of every Toyota ever sold in the states... that is 128 Toyotas, Lexii and Scionolas that I have completed and only 128 more to go...
I'm back from a week of whitewater rafting the Deschutes River in central Oregon, and while I suppose that I should be illustrating a couple commissions in the queue, or one of the two winners from the last week, I've decided to break from my routine and have fun with these beautiful lines from the late 20s. The Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton is an amazing beast and even though I have never seen one in person (I think) I have to add it to the collection. Let's make it ummm.... green.
Major milestone today, this is the 200th consecutive day of this project and I have somehow found the time to keep it going. ih8mud.com forum member ClemsonCruiser has this awesome FJ45 pickup that deserves some appreciation. Not only that, but it is the 100th model in my quest to illustrate 255 generations and body variations of every single Toyota vehicle sold in the states. Whew. When do I get a break?