This is my entry for the 2008 Calgary World of Wheels Model Car Contest that was held Feb. 22-24.
I built this model basically straight out of the box and added in a cut-down 1957 Buick grill insert found as a custom piece in the (older) AMT 1957 Chevy Bel Air kit, as well as a fire extinguisher from Amt’s 1936 Ford kit and a Revell 1953 Chevy Delivery Gear Shifter.
All the pinstriping was done by hand using Artist’s One-Shot Enamil paint.
This is the rear view of the Go-Mad.
The pinstripes continue into the passenger areas of the car with a pinstriped dashboard, steering wheel, seats and rear wheel wells.
This model won 2nd in it’s class (Straight Line Competition) and a special award, Best Paint.
This is legondary George Barris holding the Go-Mad with me standing by his side.
George liked the job I did on the car so much that he gave me a $10.00 autographed picture and wrote “To Trevor, the best model artist!”. He also said I could work for him in California pinstriping cars.
(I lost some weight since this picture was taken.)