I'm excited to finally have my site live and ready to share Betsy with the rest of the world!
Like many others, I have always loved the look of a chopped Sled.
Then I decided to make it into a cool Hot-Rod based on the American lead sleds...... as the car is very small, I've nick named it as a Lil'Merc.
some design thinking
After reading about where the original designs for the Vanguard came from, I checked out some more American cars and the Lead Sled Mercs looked very nice
and the Vanguard wasn't that far away design-wise... out came the pen & pencils and a little bit of photoshop
I had some nice ideas about what I wanted the end result to look like, but I lack the photoshop skills, so I took some photo's of the original car on top of Westbury White horse hill and asked
what some experts on the retrorides forum could make....
Yes, that is a photoshop made by a very awesome person (as mentioned on the retrorides forum). I printed this image out and showed it to my wife. Her response was, "if you can make
that ugly car look as nice as that, I might even consider getting in it". The gauntlet was thrown :-)
Yep...we even considered making it into a Gasser! ("Stan Van Gasser")