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Made from old tires

Shredded tire sculpture

Used tires for sculpture

Ruby stumbled across this freaky sculpture made from old tires in Bratislava SK. Its super impressive and well made. We first saw it at night and Ruby was terrified to get too close to it thinking it would run her over. How many zoo’s could we fill with animals made from scrap tires?

Rubber tail

Lion tail from recycled rubber tires

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Ferrari Fontana Bodies

Ferrari Fontana

Aluminum Ferrari Bodywork

Fontana Ferrari Padua

Ferrari Coach-built Body

Here are two cars that have been together for over 50 years. The unfinished aluminum body is rumored to have been on Ferrari 340 America serial number 0030MT, a car raced for a number of years by the Marzotto team in the early 50′s. The red painted car, chassis number 0086 was a Marzotto Team car as well and in the mid-50′s the body (the bare aluminum one in the photo) came off the chassis 0030 and was fitted to 0086. Who the hell knows why but it looked ridiculous because chassis 0030 was inches longer than 0086 so the wheels didn’t line up in the fender openings.

In the 1952 Mille Miglia, chassis number 0086 was cloaked in a body identical to the one we made for the car which is shown in this photo. So I suppose these two Fontana cars will be together for another half-century or more.

Confusing enough?

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24 Minutes of LeMans Race Car

Ferrari 330 P2 Childrens toy

Childrens car, Ferrari 330 P2

Can anyone find some video clips of these cars racing when new in 1966? It was raced by children in the Vingt Quatre LeMans, 24 minutes of LeMans which was an opening preview for the 24 Hours of LeMans.

 

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Ferrari 212 Body on a Pedistal

212

Ferrari 212

 

212 Display

Ferrari Display 212 Barchetta

 

Pedistal mount for Ferrari Body

Display for Fontana 212 Original

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Cool Casting

Cast Iron Horse Head

Cast Iron Horse Head

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Eben Markowski Sculpture

Photo010Eben built the 212 body from pictures, as you may know. His metal work and sculpture are fantastic – that’s why we insist on taking him away from his art – to work on ours. Here’s his website showing other projects he has been working on besides the damn Ferrari.

http://www.ebenmarkowski.com

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Water paint panels

Here are a few more panels that Homer worked on.

Clear coat tint

Clear coat tint

Tinted clear on aluminum

Tinted clear on aluminum

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Water effect paint work

Last night a friend called me to take a look at his newest obsession, creating a water effect with sheet metal and paint. These panels are beautiful to see in person and I am impressed at how great they look in photographs. The technique for painting the fish is amazing.

Clear coat is not intended to go over bare metal, it typically needs primer or some sort of surface prep but the stuff is so high quality and hard, I have a feeling it will hold up great.

Fish in Clear

Fish in Clear

Water panel

Water panel

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Crocodile, Alligator?

I brought this up from Florida for a friend of a friend. Cool.

Alligator

Alligator

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Oliver 77 Diesel

After going through every last little part, we finished the Oliver 77 Diesel. This tractor was purchased new by the current owners father and when Henry passed away, we were asked to fully restore it. As we got to the end of this project it felt similar to completing a car restoration where every little screw, clip, fastener needed to be correct which means multiple runs to the hardware store, industrial catalogs and lathe!

Row Crop Diesel Oliver

Row Crop Diesel Oliver

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