Alrighty then.... Nate had asked if I'd choose a subject for this go-round of the Art Challenge... And I thought "why not make this an opportunity to not only explore some art, but to study regional differences in car building styles as well?" Then I thought "man... what a long sentence." Anyway, I've always been a huge fan of customizing in general, and intrigued by the difference in styles,depending on the region the car was built in. The Bay Area had its own style, in Southern California, you had greats like Valley Custom Shop and more names than I'll type here... There was the Wichita style, and, of course, the East Coast style, and so on... My thinking for this edition of the challenge, should you care to accept it, is to either design a hot rod or custom car in the particular style of a region (like those mentioned above), or to create a regional style for your hometown, assuming no defined style ever really emerged (a Pittsburgh-style show rod? Why not?!). Let's keep the era HAMB-friendly, say, cars that may have been customized or hot-rodded between 1952 and 1962... Thus, any car, pre-'62, built in a style prior to 1963, with some regional styling choices is fair game. (Bonus points for Gilligan's Island-type builds from emerging nations? Probably not. "Coconut hubcaps were HUGE on the other side of the volcano.") Above all, HAVE FUN WITH IT. Rules will be the same as always: 1. Keep the comments to a minimum.. we want more art than talk.. and this is not the place to debate what makes one style better than another, or anything like that. Positive comments are encouraged.. but please don't quote the picture in your replies. 2. Only post art that is yours and you created for this challenge. This is the only way to keep it fair for all the art guys. 3. Have fun and push the concept as far as you can. Let's give it some time, cutting off at midnight, April 22. Enjoy the hell out of it, and get creative! Sure it's wide open... and that's the point here... we want everyone to join in. There were some great entries last time, and very creative solutions, to say the least... Can't wait to see what you all come up with!