Hot Rods 2025 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 the Hot Rods & Kustoms 2025 calendar.

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size


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Hot Rods featured in this edition include:

√ This blown Hemi-powered ’33 chopped coupe looks ready to take on all challengers, including that ’55 Chevy gasser rolling out of the garage at this classic Gilmore station.

√ Out for a cruise along the coast is this dandy ’32 full-fendered, 3-window coupe.

√ The Gee Bee Cafe is a cool Art Deco dive with a real 1930s Gee Bee Race plane on the roof! Perched on the edge of San Fransisco Bay, it’s just the spot for Bay Area rodders and bikers to hang!

√ The gangs all here at Custard’s Last Stand drive-in! Lots of fine rods, kool kats, and hip chicks just cruisin’ for burgers.

√ This classic Richfield station is the perfect pit-stop for a fine looking ’39 Ford kustom, a ’32 Hemi sedan, and a rat rod.

√ Here are a couple of cool bowzers just cruisin’ along the beach in their ‘ol skool ’32 Ford roadster.

√ Some good-looking rods and kustoms at this classic Signal station!

√ Nice selection of rods, kustoms, and gassers here at Crankshaft Motors. And note Norm Grabowski’s iconic “Kookie” T-bucket at the curb. As a kid, I saw this great rod on the TV show “77 Sunset Strip,” and I was hooked!

√ The beautiful Art Deco Pan Pacific Auditorium in L.A. was the site of many car and rod shows until in burned down in 1989.

√ Looks like Santa is taking a lunch break at the beautifully Moderne Streamliner Diner. Pretty nice looking “sleigh” Santa has there too!

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.

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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 11 × 14 × .25 in