auto portraits

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Growing up in California, it was only natural that I was deeply into the car culture: Customs, hot rods, Concours d'Elegance, motorcycles, speed, auto design. In fact, out of high school I was accepted at Art Center Design College in Los Angeles, at that time, the source of the best car designers in Detroit....What? Wait a minute, leave California for Detroit? I didn't care if Motown was there, that wasn't going to work! So while I changed majors, I've kept my love of cars: being around them, owning them, and...in later years, painting them on canvas, illustration board, walls, murals, airbrushing them on t-shirts and other vehicles and even overseeing build-projects like the PT Cruisers and the McColl's Dairy Model A Ice Cream Truck below! If you've got a fairly good photo of your treasured ride - past or present - I can turn it into a work of art at a price and technique for every budget. Contact me at garystamper@yahoo.com

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ford pickup
ford pickup
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porsche carrera
porsche carrera
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pen & ink "vette
pen & ink "vette
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franklin grille
franklin grille
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pencil porsche
pencil porsche
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59 caddy
59 caddy
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jag grille
jag grille
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drive-in roadster
drive-in roadster
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drive-in merc
drive-in merc
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drive-in highboy
drive-in highboy
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50's girl
50's girl
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taco del mar cruisers
taco del mar cruisers
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taco del mar cruisers 2
taco del mar cruisers 2
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mccolls Ice cream truck
mccolls Ice cream truck

I designed it from a flat bed model A, had the box built, the truck painted, and then applied the signage, pinstripes, and gold leaf. It was my first job in my first sign company

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"A" prepared modified RX7
"A" prepared modified RX7

an SCCA class street/race car with 22-carat gold leaf pinstriping and graphics. 220hp up from stock 80.

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