At a young age, Paul Kuras developed a love of cars. And, like a lot of children, he collected Hot Wheels and built model cars. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, where he majored in industrial design, Paul began doing renderings the old-school way. He started with markers and colored pencils, as well as hand-blended hard chalks. He slowly began building his skill set by learning to digitally airbrush his sketches and playing with more computer options to enhance his art. The renderings he currently produces are mostly digitally airbrushed with cut-out patterns or images to dial in the details, such as headlight glass and tire treads. If you’d like to get your own vehicle rendered using Paul’s long-developed techniques, contact him at yourautoart.com.
The talented crew led by Tony Arme at American Legends in Phoenix, Arizona, is building this ’67 Ford F100 to be a clean, quick, smooth-riding classic pickup. Initial plans begin with chopping the roof wedge ¾ inch, adding flush-mount glass, utilizing a ’66-style hood, and adding a carbon-fiber grille and bumpers. Quickness will come easily with the introduction of a supercharged Edelbrock Coyote 6R80 motor with a six-speed automatic transmission. Finally, the Ford will glide down the highway with a Crown Victoria front-end conversion on the factory front frame along with the RideTech four-link and coilovers in the rear.
This ’51 Ford F6 built by James Kimball-Davis is a beast from a whole other jungle. The foundation it sits on will be a modified Ford F-250 frame with a 7.3L diesel motor. In order to work on this monster, the whole front end will hinge forward like a big rig. With a plan for black Alcoa wheels and meaty tires, James will widen the fenders as well as the bed to meet the new track width. A simple but modernized interior awaits this project, including black leather seats, aftermarket airconditioning, and satellite radio.