Car Designs -- The Artist Statement

As a young man interested in art and automobiles, I found ways to be involved in both in a great way. As a teenager, I built model cars, and pin-striped hot rods, and then became a member of the "Westport Downshifters" Car Club. I started college as a Major in Industrial Design and was interested in "automobile styling."

After a year or so, I changed my Major to Art because I felt that auto designers were limited to corporate guidelines, and therefore designed with too much compromise which was too limiting for me.

Throughout my adult life I continued my interest in car design, and made many prototype models and drawings. Some of these were actually constructed and shown in auto shows, television shows and movies, and several of these won top awards -- 61 trophies for one such auto.

~ Ralph Levesque

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