American Iron

I am about half way through a new series called American Iron. It's a series of engines from American muscle cars of the 60s and 70s. The picture above is a 1971 Dodge Charger 426 cid 'Street Hemi' - one of the great monsters that predated the gas crisis. The engines are modeled in 1/25 scale plastic resin and displayed in plexiglass cases with wood bases and brass name plates. I am also photographing the engines with a medium format camera and printing these very large - as close to 1-1 scale for the real engines as I can.

I am currently building these engines:

  • 1966 Buick Riviera
  • 1968 Chevrolet Firebird
  • 1971 Dodge Charger
  • 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1966 Ford Mustang
  • 1970 Chevrolet Corvette

You can see more of the detail in these larger images:

Below: two pictures of the 1966 Buick Riviera in the case