Hot Rod Car Sculpture

Set the clock back 70 years with this iconic sculpture inspired by the 1949 Mercury.
created by

Scott Nelles

$290.00

Scott Nelles created by

Scott Nelles

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You may have parked it at the drive-in theater. Sipped thick milkshakes through red-striped straws on its leather seats. In 1949, Mercury cars rested in thousands of American garages. Now a miniature model inspired by the iconic set of wheels can rest on display in your home. Evoking feelings of picket fences and Sunday drives, the idyllic design provides a dose of nostalgia that'll razz your berries. Handmade from bronze and aluminum by vintage enthusiast Scott Nelles in Elk Rapids, Michigan.

Check out this Hot Rod's companion the Vintage Trailer

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Made in Michigan

Scott Nelles

created by

Scott Nelles

location

Michigan

Scott Nelles works with bronze and aluminum using one of the most time-tested processes in existence: sand casting. This process involves building the object's shape from packed sand and then filling the cavity with molten metal. This process produces a subtle texture that adds to the character of each piece, making them seem handmade yet straight from the machine age.

Nelles' fascination with metal casting and clay sculpting began as a young boy. He began his 30-year career by educating himself at Western Michigan University, Oakland Community College and The Center for Creative Studies.

Of metal, he states, "I have created work in many different media, but I have always been led back to the same conclusion. There is nothing so durable, so inherently endowed with wealth of longevity and quality as metal."

Handmade Made in the USA
Measurements
17" L x 6.5" W x 6.5" H
Care
wipe clean with dry or damp cloth, do not use any abrasives
Item ID
46348

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