Chapter 3

Chicago-Styled Hot Rod Concept

Brook Banham

The “Gangster Car” was a project for a contest to design a car specifically for the city of Chicago for Local-Motors (www.local-motors.com). Instead of a commercially producible car design, my entry was done more as a fun spin-off from the competition brief.

The intention was to create a nearly comical approach to the design of this car with respect to Chicago’s heritage of gangsters from the 1930s, like Al Capone. Hence the styling is obviously retro, harking back to vintage cars of the time with modern touches and some outrageous features like a Gatling gun in the nose.

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Figure 3.1 The Chicago-Styled ...

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