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Pontiac for 1951! | by Michael Paul Smith
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Pontiac for 1951!

I wanted to start the new year with a photo shoot.

This particular scene was inspired by an image from 1956, which showed a tired '49 "torpedo body" Chevy parked underneath a billboard featuring a brand new 1956 Ford.

Here is my version of that scene.


For what it's worth, it was very windy and very cold out; I almost froze my tail off.

But I got the shot!


The billboard is handmade from styrene plastic, mat board and jewelry pieces, with the car illustration taken from an old magazine.

The cars are from the Danbury Mint.

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Taken on January 1, 2012