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  • “Car Trends” honors 1962 Motor Trend cover of first Avanti Road Test

    “Car Trends” illustration by Tony Randazzo continues the legacy of Avanti artist Don Wieland.
    Stellar Scholars tribute to the first Avanti road test shows a Gran Turismo Hark with the Avanti.
    Last edited by rgallatin; 10-18-2016, 03:01 PM.

  • #2
    That's a good composition. Almost photographic but still clearly not a photo. Colour choices take it over the top as I love the Hawk in really deep colours, especially blue and turquoise for the Avanti is my favourite.

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    • #3
      It should read "Tours de Force", not "Tour de Forces".
      Ed Sallia
      Dundee, OR

      Sol Lucet Omnibus

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Commander Eddie View Post
        It should read "Tours de Force", not "Tour de Forces".
        Yes, I thought that too. I'll have to ask Stellar Scholars who provided it that way.

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        • #5
          BTW, what is Stellar Scholars?
          Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

          40 Champion 4 door*
          50 Champion 2 door*
          53 Commander K Auto*
          53 Commander K overdrive*
          55 President Speedster
          62 GT 4Speed*
          63 Avanti R1*
          64 Champ 1/2 ton

          * Formerly owned

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          • #6
            I wouldn't call this a "parody" of a Motor Trend cover. That pretty much implies humor or mocking. "Homage" would be a better term.
            Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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            • #7
              I do NOT see how this is a "parody" of the Motor Trend cover.



              The name of the stylist that transformed the 1953 Starliner into the Gran Turismo Hawk was Brooks Stevens (not "Brook Stevens").



              The art work looks nice on first glance until I noticed that the Gran Turismo has a 1962 front with a 1964 roof.
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ddub View Post
                BTW, what is Stellar Scholars?
                http://www.stellarscholars.net/Avanti_Awards.html

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by studegary View Post
                  I do NOT see how this is a "parody" of the Motor Trend cover.



                  The name of the stylist that transformed the 1953 Starliner into the Gran Turismo Hawk was Brooks Stevens (not "Brook Stevens").



                  The art work looks nice on first glance until I noticed that the Gran Turismo has a 1962 front with a 1964 roof.

                  The artist took a little artistic license in his rendering of the cars....
                  Lew Schucart
                  Editor, Avanti Magazine

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                  • #10
                    The last thing it needs is text of any kind; be it to imitate a period magazine cover of the time, or otherwise. The text doesn't enhance it in any way.

                    Craig
                    Last edited by 8E45E; 10-19-2016, 04:46 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                      The last thing it needs is text of any kind; be it to imitate a period magazine cover of the time, or otherwise. The text doesn't enhance it in any way.

                      Craig
                      Especially the 1980's "Stunning by Studebaker" script!

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                      • #12
                        I believe Tours de force to be correct. 'Tour de force' literally means 'Tower of strength', so more than one tower of strength would be tours de force.
                        \"Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat...a Studebaker!\"

                        51 Land Cruiser (Elsie)
                        Jim Mann
                        Victoria, B.C.
                        Canada

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