Hot Rods 2024 Wall Calendar

Hot rods and custom cars have always represented the independent and rebellious spirit of America. A craze that started not long after WWII when G.I.’s returning home decided to strip down and modify for speed an old jalopy they could pick up for cheap. Whether cruising to the burger stand or racing at the drag strip, these lowered, chopped, flamed, and chromed cars got the looks …and the girls! It’s a trend that continues to this day and is more popular than ever. Hot Rod Artist Larry Grossman brings this exciting scene to life with his unique and highly detailed pictures in Hot Rods.

This 2024 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Hot Rods featured in this edition include:
√ This sharp ’55 Ford Crown Victoria features all of the classic “mild” custom additions, including a tube grill, tuck n’ roll, lakes pipes, and fender skirts. And note the factory original green plexi skylight. That classic Ford dealership was in Beverly Hills.
√ This “Ol’ Skool,” full-fendered ’32 Ford 3-window coupe has all the classic features, including a chopped top, louvered hood, and fat whitewalls.
√ The ’57 Chevy Nomad was (along with the ’55 & ’56 models) one of the most stylish production-line cars ever manufactured. I owned a black ‘57 when I was 17… and wish I still had it!
√ Ya’ just never know what you’ll find on Route 66. In this case it’s a chopped ’51 Ford “Shoebox” kustom, a wayward cowgirl, and two dudes lookin’ for some action!
√ Looks like a getaway is in progress, as a jail bird plows through the wall in this hijacked ’64 Plymouth CHP gasser!
√ Here’s a blown ’37 Chevy gasser, wheel-standing off the line at the famed Famoso Dragstrip, site of the Bakersfield Nationals.
√ This ’54 Corvette Nomad was a one-off concept car that unfortunately never went into production. It did however pave the way for the full-sized ’55-57 Nomad wagons that followed.
√ Featuring a nasty looking blown HEMI mill, this ’26 Ford ’T’ truck must really scoot. The classic Art Deco-style Firestone dealership was located on La Brea Ave. in L.A., unfortunately, it’s been converted to a bar-brewery!
√ In 2013 I created this picture of the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood which became the backdrop for four of customizer Rick Dore’s beautifully streamlined creations. Rick commissioned me to add his cars, and he can be spotted on the sidewalk behind his stunning “Black Pearl.”
√ It’s pedal-to-the-metal as this wicked chopped and flamed ’49 Merc kustom hauls-ass somewhere along the badlands of ol’ Route 66.
√ This radical ’49 Studebaker kustom truck hauls a beautiful ’48 Anglia gasser. They’re obviously headed for a race somewhere!
√ This two-toned ‘48 Chevy low-rider has all the essential accessories: sun visors, fog and spotlights, fender skirts, and rear window blinds! And check out the cool Zoot Suits on the low riders hangin’ at their local tire shop… praise the Lower’d indeed!

Published by Tide-mark Press © 2023

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About Artist Larry Grossman
Artist Larry Grossman’s professional art career began when he bought an airbrush at age fifteen. He soon began painting and selling wild T-shirts at hot rod shows and events such as “The Teen-Age Fair” in Hollywood, often working for the legendary “King of the Car Kustomizers”, George Barris.
In 1967 Larry moved to Berkeley, where he graduated (majoring in film and photography) from CCAC Art School. An animation short film he single-handedly created as a senior won Grand Prize in several film festivals, and he later returned to CCAC to teach animation. In 1981 the Disney Studios enticed Larry back to L.A. to work as a designer on the studio’s landmark first-computerized film “TRON.” After that, Larry created airbrushed art on a free-lance basis for Disney, Warner Bros., and Dreamworks Studios, and also illustrated album covers for legendary musician Frank Zappa, among others.
In the mid 90’s Larry retired his trusty airbrush after becoming enthralled with the creative potential of the computer while working on the 1982 film “Tron.” Larry soon developed his current unique artistic process, which combines digital airbrushing with his own photography. The resulting images are distinctive, unique and striking, and often reflect Larry’s love for the styles of the 1930-50’s (Art Deco in particular). In addition, he owns a 1932 Ford hot rod and a 1961 Nash Metropolitan Convertible (he does all of his own work), and also collects and wears vintage clothes from those periods as well.
The art Larry creates through his current business, Retrovisions, is currently exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide, including the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Museum of Neon Art, the National Hot Rod Museum, the Gene Autry Western Museum, and many airplane museum gift shops. In addition to self-publishing more than seventy-five posters, Larry has also created art for companies such as In-N-Out Burger and Bob’s Big Boy. He also accepts commissions from customers who want custom-tailored art featuring themselves, their airplanes, cars, or whatever.

© 2023 Tide-mark Press

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 11 × 14 × .25 in