Description Customizers of the mid to late fifties swapped grilles from one car to another. If they had a '49 Mercury, for example, they'd take out the stock grille and put in one from another car that they thought enhanced the look of the beast. The most popular grille to insert in just about any opening was from a 1951 DeSoto, which is pictured here. If you have an old hotrodder or customizer in your family, he'll recognize the beauty of these chrome curves instantly. Great gift for any car nut's office, den or collector-car-garage wall.
Gordon Summer, San Diego Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement I'm really an ad guy . . . more of a marketing type. But I love cars. Used to collect 'em. But made the decision to go urban 15 years ago, and a high-rise in a city ain't no place to keep a car collection. So they're gone. I like to say I've bought and sold maybe $3 or $4 million worth of great cars over the years . . . for a grand total of $116,000.
Anyway, now I take photos of classics, sports, exotics, muscle cars, and misc. special interest autos, manipulate 'em digitally, and do giclee prints. They take up so much less space, and don't drip anything on the floor!