Locations and cars featured in the 2022 edition include:
• With Diamond Head in the background, a cool dude in his ‘39 Ford Woody checks out the alluring native girl at his fender, as she checks out the big surf at a South Shore Oahu beach.
• On Topanga Beach at sunset, a tanned surfer girl alights from the surf, heading towards her classic ‘29 Model ‘A’ Woody.
• A nice ‘46 Ford Woody on Huntington Beach at sunset with the HB Pier as a backdrop. And as for that cute bikini clad surfer girl: Cowabunga!
• A ‘50 Ford Woody drives into the sunset beneath the famed Santa Monica Pier sign. And wait, isn’t that Martin Milner and George Maharis in their ‘60 Corvette coming towards us? Not surprising considering this is where Route 66 ends (and Marty and George’s show ended in ’64)!
• This cute cop can pull me over anytime! And that’s a pretty cool “blown” Model ‘A’ Ford Rat Rod she’s got as well.
• A shapely sailor girl hangs with a ‘48 Chevy Fleetwood “fastback” Woody beneath the famed Malibu Pier sign. Is she waiting for someone …you perhaps?
• Two surfer girls cruise the Huntington beach at sunset in their ‘66 VW Bus …and check out that shapely scenery at the water’s edge!
• Three Blond Babes cruise the beach in a flamed ‘51 Ford Woody looking for good surf …and hunky surfer guys!
• It’s a “Dog’s Life” indeed, as these two K-9 half-breeds (half dog, half human) cruise their Hemipowered Rat Rod down a pretty Maui beach.
• A ‘40 Pontiac “Silver Streak” woody glows in the sunset on the beach below the famed Getty Museum in Malibu.
• On a sunny Maui beach, a shapely-lass catches some “rays” as the driver of this flathead powered ‘36 Ford rat rod pick-up can’t believe his good luck! And note the classic Pan Am Clipper seaplane flying past.
About the Artist
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.