Thursday, November 7, 2013

Drawing of a 1929 Chevrolet

This is a drawing of a 1929 Chevrolet.

At first, I didn't have much to say about this one...  I did enjoy getting back to drawing cars.  I haven't drawn a car from observation in a while.  Yes...  I know, I have not lived up to the title of my blog...  "Ron Grosinger's Weekly Car Drawings".  So I changed the word "Weekly," in the title to "Occasional."  Not that I plan on drawing less...  just being more realistic about how often.  Wow, who really cares about the title anyway!  Ok...  lets talk about this car...

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Low, Ride, Er

is little higher.  (trumpets) da do da do da dup do!...   duh do da duh dupe doo. (fade the music out)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

What is an Allard?

What is an Allard?  A better question would be, who is Sydney Allard? And an even better question would be, what makes is this person important?

The best way to answer these questions is to pretend you’re Sydney Allard.  You live in England the first half of 1900.  About 1929 you want to start competing in car racing.  You get your hands on a Morgan 3 wheeler, change it to a 4 wheeler, and win some local races.  However, you needed more power to win the larger races.  If you’re Sydney Allard, you filled the need yourself by combining  existing components to arrive at a more capable car.  The cars were an assembly of the best available racing parts, similar to the AC Corba.  Allard had an American size engine in a British or European body style.  The car I drew is the first Allard I have ever seen in person.  So they are rare in the United States.  Although Allard's were a British make, they were not mass produced and marketed on the scale of the MGs and Triumphs.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tony's Custom Built Three Wheeler

This drawing is of my friend Tony's custom built three wheeler.  The car started life as an 80's Subaru Brat or something like that.  :)  Tony is an automotive modification artist; a natural talent with car metal.  He can see the possible transformations needed to make a car more efficient and useful.  Let me take you to the workshop at his house, lets chop this car!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The racing quad

The racing quad.

If you are unfamiliar to off road racing, it is a different animal when you compare it to road racing, in that there are amateur drivers on the same track as the professional drivers.  In other words, this sport is wide open to new talent.  If you have a dream, talent, time, and money…   you can compete with the best in the world.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Automotive sculpture

Take a look at this car. I would guess that your emotions kick in and you take a breathe. Then your eyes starts to move around the car from the rear up to the front head lights. Then you move to the middle and note the convertible top. Quickly again back to the rear and focus on the chrome tips at the end of the fenders. You may crack a small smile and you must conclude… that his car was crafted by a great automotive artist.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Zen and the art of Bicycling

Since June 2012, I have put 565 miles on this bike.  I didn’t record the miles before that so you could add another 400-500 since I bought it about a year ago.  I do about 10-80 mile a week.  I really like biking.

The bike is a Univega Aero Speed.  Found it at a garage sale for $25.  That is a steel.  Originally bought it for my girlfriend Jess, I quickly found her a suitable bike and adopted this one as mine.  The bike I had before this needed some repair work so I switched my focus to this new old bike.

Once I decide to ride a bike I customize it for performance and comfort right away.  

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Amilcar's daily driver

Why do I draw cars?  By drawing a car I will take in the essence.   I will learn every fender shape and every trim detail.  More importantly I get to meet the owner, who may have a story about the car, putting it all in context for me.  This particular car is the 1965 Chevy II.  The owner has a strong passion for car restoration and I feel that is important to share with you.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

This one’s is mine.

This is my daily driver; a 1996 totally stock Ford Ranger.  I found it on craigslist and paid $1,050 about 6 summers ago.  I think it had 120K miles on it when I bought it.  Now it has about 185K miles.  Due to the low cost, I have no car payments and I have put in about $2,000 in parts over the last 6 years.  Total cost so far is $3,050 for a simply great truck.  I drew my truck as an opportunity to share with you the deep connection I have to owning my truck.  Before I dive deep, let’s get our feet wet by saying that I am sentimental about the truck, as it has served me a kind of “right of passage”.

I found this black 1950 Ford at the Upper Saddle River car show this summer.  My girlfriend’s dad said it reminds him of jet aviation.  The grill center piece is a tribute to the optimism of jet power.