If you're a fan of '50 and '60's automobiles, you recognize their style from a mile away. With fender flares, distinct cone-shaped taillights and lots of chrome, these cars are more than "grocery-getters," they're art. Beyond the eye-catching exteriors, these cars have equally as impressive interiors. From the steering wheel, to the door handles - every inch of these cars are decorated in either an art deco style or the conceptual trend of the '60s. Regardless of how you perceive the styling of the '50s and '60s automobile, it's tough to not recognize the craftsmanship involved in designing, engineering and building these rides.
Shane Thompson, of Speedometerart.com, recognizes the passion behind these cars and wants others to enjoy them in their own homes. Searching through the scrap heaps of junk yards, he seeks the treasure many overlook - the gauge cluster. Thompson transforms the speedometer from '50's and '60s classics into a glowing piece of original art that's to be boldly displayed.
"We are excited to offer rescued speedometers from cars of which many have forever disappeared from our automotive past," Shane Thompson said on his website, Speedometerart.com. "We envision a finished product that takes into consideration the artistic beauty the original designers intended in designing a speedometer."
Each cluster is a one-of-a-kind piece, with normal wear and tear from its journey through time. The gauges are disassembled, cleaned and put back together. The gauge needles are each set to look as though you're driving down the road at night. The rear of each speedometer is upholstered and fixed with a lighting setup that gives it a natural glow. Each piece takes multiple weeks to complete.
Pictures and information regarding these timeless treasures can be found at:
Gauge Cluster Artwork - Official Website!
For more information, feel free to contact Shane Thompson directly at:
(317) 840 - 0941
The artwork will set you back a pretty penny, but they're surely worth it if you've got the cash!