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Chucks Stude
09-12-2012, 06:13 PM
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/12/huet-brothers-now-taking-orders-for-hb-coupe-road-racer/

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2012/09/001-huet-bros-coupe-opt.jpg

JimC
09-12-2012, 06:33 PM
I have to admit it's a pretty sweet car (concept?)

However, if the Hawk truly were still made today, I'd bet it would look like this:

http://images.thecarconnection.com/med/2003-toyota-camry-xle_100029778_m.jpg

...just like everything else on the road. ;)

gordr
09-12-2012, 07:09 PM
I saw the picture, and I said, "Maserati!"

Chris_Dresbach
09-12-2012, 10:10 PM
Looks more like an early '60s MG with a Thunderbird-ish roof. Looks to be a two seater which would rule out the "sports car with room for five" idea. I think it looks too much like an MG.

hausdok
09-13-2012, 02:30 AM
A little thread drift. I imagine that if the Packard Hawk were still being made today, it would look something like the car depicted at the link below:

http://hbhint.com/?q=en/node/69

jimmijim8
09-13-2012, 08:40 AM
I'll pass. jimmijim
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/12/huet-brothers-now-taking-orders-for-hb-coupe-road-racer/

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2012/09/001-huet-bros-coupe-opt.jpg

Steve T
09-13-2012, 09:59 AM
Well I'd drive whatever that little Farina-ish coupe is...but if the Hawk were still being built I think it'd be a midsize GT sedan, maybe even a 4dr in disguise (think Mercedes CLS).

cultural infidel
09-13-2012, 02:25 PM
the Hawk would most likely have been turned in to a 4dr Sedan and the Commander would have become an SUV

studegary
09-13-2012, 03:26 PM
The windshield, headlights, wipers, tires, wheels do not look like anything from a recent/new car. That car looks like 1960s, not now.

acolds
09-13-2012, 08:20 PM
If thats what a new Hawk would look like I'm sure I would not be in line waiting to buy one

kirkdob
09-13-2012, 09:59 PM
A little thread drift. I imagine that if the Packard Hawk were still being made today, it would look something like the car depicted at the link below:

http://hbhint.com/?q=en/node/69

Or this one:17549

rockne10
09-13-2012, 10:10 PM
Or this one:17549
That is truly harsh! My eyes hurt! Someone please catch me!

Scott
09-13-2012, 10:47 PM
Every single idea shown so far is making my stomach queasy.

K-Hawk
09-14-2012, 05:56 AM
I have wanted to put 56 t-bird portholes in my 62 since I realized there is a large blind spot, it would look cool, and further confuse none-sude folks. It would be cool if they could open too. I don't like the side windows in the proto=type to small and not flush enough to body.

JBOYLE
09-14-2012, 10:38 AM
A modern Hawk would probably be nothing more than a coupe variant of the family 4-door, with a few styling bits added on to make it "sporty".
Something like a Camry two-dor (Solara), Mercedes Benz C-Class coupe (or the older CLK), or Accord two-door.

JBOYLE
09-14-2012, 10:52 AM
I have wanted to put 56 t-bird portholes in my 62 since I realized there is a large blind spot, it would look cool, and further confuse none-sude folks. It would be cool if they could open too. I don't like the side windows in the proto=type to small and not flush enough to body.

I'd like to see that, it would look rather Loewy-esque (like his personal prototypes). Maybe someone could photoshop one?
I'd guess T-Bird replacement windows and frames are available.

cultural infidel
09-14-2012, 11:24 AM
I have wanted to put 56 t-bird portholes in my 62 since I realized there is a large blind spot, it would look cool, and further confuse none-sude folks. It would be cool if they could open too. I don't like the side windows in the proto=type to small and not flush enough to body.

Please have someone Photoshop this on here or over on the HAMB Photoshop thread. I am really intrigued to see what this would look like.

jclary
09-14-2012, 11:43 AM
A standard round porthole window in a Hawk pillar would not flow well with the design. A better rendition would be a classy stainless steel framed oval window.

cultural infidel
09-14-2012, 11:56 AM
A standard round porthole window in a Hawk pillar would not flow well with the design. A better rendition would be a classy stainless steel framed oval window.

well let's see both photoshopped. In theory one sounds better than the other, but in image it could be just the opposite.

K-Hawk
09-15-2012, 11:43 PM
The look of the porthole may flow better if it's recessed in to roof (frenched). I had not considered an oval but will now.

Commander55
09-16-2012, 12:20 PM
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/12/huet-brothers-now-taking-orders-for-hb-coupe-road-racer/


Might look kinda like this...

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn231/19commander55/Other%20Stuff/2013StudebakerGT.jpg

hausdok
09-16-2012, 12:59 PM
I don't understand why you guys continually photo-shop 1950's styling details onto contemporary concepts. Mercedes isn't still using the same grill designs it did in the 50's - the design that inspired their brief partner to adopt that grill - so why does everything have to look like it's stuck in the 50's? A modern car that has styling details that hint at the legacy designs is what would sell if the marque could be reconstituted.

Just my opinion, worth the price charged.

Commander55
09-16-2012, 01:48 PM
I don't understand why you guys continually photo-shop 1950's styling details onto contemporary concepts. Just my opinion, worth the price charged.

"1950's Styling" is still working for Harley Davidson. Retro-styling is selling Ford's Mustang, Chevy's Camaro and Moco's Challenger. Studebaker was noted for 'advanced styling' but I can't see anything 'advanced' or 'styling' about what is coming out these days (for the most part). I see a lot of Jelly-Bean cars on the road. Can't tell what make or model they are. I don't have one of them in my garage either. My rendition of the 2013 Hawk wasn't "PhotoShopped." I don't even own the program. I use a program called "Media Impressions" and it takes more time and effort.

The right to your opinion is so noted...and so is it's worth. :rolleyes:
If it isn't too much trouble, let's see your design on the subject, O'Handley!

Commander55
09-16-2012, 05:56 PM
Mercedes isn't still using the same grill designs it did in the 50's - the design that inspired their brief partner to adopt that grill - so why does everything have to look like it's stuck in the 50's?
Just my opinion, worth the price charged.

I see what you mean! "Stuck in the 50's!" ;)

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn231/19commander55/Other%20Stuff/2013_Studercedes.jpg

studegary
09-16-2012, 07:17 PM
I don't understand why you guys continually photo-shop 1950's styling details onto contemporary concepts. Mercedes isn't still using the same grill designs it did in the 50's - the design that inspired their brief partner to adopt that grill - so why does everything have to look like it's stuck in the 50's? A modern car that has styling details that hint at the legacy designs is what would sell if the marque could be reconstituted.

Just my opinion, worth the price charged.

In general, I agree with you. That is one reason that I like 2001-2007 Avantis. They have the flavor of a 1963 Avanti without copying the old lines. They were also designed by Tom Kellogg, the main designer of the 1963 Avanti.

rockne10
09-16-2012, 07:30 PM
photo-shop 1950's styling details onto contemporary concepts.
Totally agree; pasting a forty or fifty year old design to a modern body doesn't cut it. Incorporate a re-design of the old concept. Be creative.

Commander55
09-16-2012, 09:24 PM
Totally agree; pasting a forty or fifty year old design to a modern body doesn't cut it. Incorporate a re-design of the old concept. Be creative.

Okay. Try this...:cool:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn231/19commander55/Other%20Stuff/Hawk-X.jpg

hausdok
09-16-2012, 09:42 PM
If it isn't too much trouble, let's see your design on the subject, O'Handley!Love to be able to accommodate you, but I can barely get on the net and upload photos of stuff. There's no way I can blend photos like that. Maybe someday with more practice though.

hausdok
09-16-2012, 09:45 PM
Okay. Try this...:cool:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn231/19commander55/Other%20Stuff/Hawk-X.jpgYeah, more contemporary. Looks much more in step with today. Sorry if you took my previous remarks personal; I assure you I wasn't trying to diss you.

rockne10
09-16-2012, 10:44 PM
Okay. Try this...:cool:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn231/19commander55/Other%20Stuff/Hawk-X.jpg

If contemporary Hawks were offered as roadsters, and they certainly would be, this could be...

bridgegaurd
09-17-2012, 05:52 PM
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/12/huet-brothers-now-taking-orders-for-hb-coupe-road-racer/

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2012/09/001-huet-bros-coupe-opt.jpg

I'm in love, but i'm not sure i could get my bones into it, arthritis and fat changes what one can do. But I'd love to try, especially if it had the ponies to match the looks.

bridgegaurd
09-17-2012, 05:55 PM
Okay. Try this...:cool:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn231/19commander55/Other%20Stuff/Hawk-X.jpg More like it, the other one looks weirdly outdated with that grill.

JRoberts
09-18-2012, 06:56 AM
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/12/huet-brothers-now-taking-orders-for-hb-coupe-road-racer/

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2012/09/001-huet-bros-coupe-opt.jpg

I really like this design. Whether it could have been a Hawk or not can be debated all you folks want, but this car is a good looker in my opinion. The blue competition coupe a the bottom of the page (go to the link) I like even better.