automotive art by dennis

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a lucky man’s stable

I’m sure the vast majority of you will recognize the striking combination of red with gunmetal of Eric’s Hakosuka. The boys at JDM Legends did an amazing job introducing this legendary machine to us, and kept us posted, or more like teased us with all their work-in-progress updates on the car. I was very fortunate to get an email from Eric a few months ago asking if I’d be interested in doing an illustration for him of his two L28 powered beauties. Needless to say, I jumped on the opportunity. Eric wanted to get an illustration that showed off both cars on the same canvas.

As most of you know, judging by the lack of posts i’ve been busy as hell with family and life in general. Regardless, i would still like to do an illustration of the Hako all by itself – i think it deserves a spotlight of it’s own.

 

Not to be out-shadowed by the c10, Eric’s other vintage track machine is a nimble ’73 240z. I’m a huge fan of both cars and get a kick out of following Eric’s posts on the JNC forums where he describes each fix and modification he’s done to both of his cars in great detail. One day I’m hoping to get my own s30 up to the same level as the beauty above.. one day..

as promised

the “asshole” lol

look who paid a visit…

So last night i get a text from Jose saying that he’s going to swing by in a few, while i was re-stocking on some household goods at a nearby store. I immediately blow off the remainder of the shopping list and run to the check-out lane. I rushed home and sat on the front porch and patiently awaited the little Hako’s arrival.

I’ve been in love with the c10 for a long time, and thought I knew the thing inside-out from seeing tons of photos and videos of the car. But seeing the Hako appear at the end of my street was something else. The tiny thing had so much presence, proportionally as much as Cee Lo Green in a feather suit, but in a good, modest way lol. I snapped a few crappy photos before Jose forced me to drive the Skyline…. I’ll let the shitty photography do the talking from here. enjoy.

the car deserves a way better photoshoot, and i promise that’ll come very soon.

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Detroit Hakosuka

A friend’s new toy has arrived in the Motor City. I’m sure you guys will be hearing and seeing more of this beauty in the upcoming weeks/months.

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Urban Outlaw

Koich Celica inspired shirt – just in time for summer!

Straight out of hibernation, comes another shirt and this time it’s not charcoal! My friend Koich’s old Celica inspired this garment, so here it is. You can snag your’s here; shirts will start shipping the week of June 11th. When ordering, please double check your addresses since i’ve been having numerous issues with USPS…

thanks for the love, more to come!

 

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