Motorburg Design Center back at NSRA Nats in 2011
Meet the Artists and Participate in the Working Studios!
Charlie Smith announced that Motorburg would again be presenting a “Design Center” attraction (its “2nd Annual”) at the 2011 N.S.R.A. Nationals in Louisville, KY – August 4th through the 7th.
Motorburg.com, the online resource for automotive designers, artists and enthusiasts, with an emphasis on rods & customs, will be heading up this uniquely entertaining venue.
The website features art and design galleries by an associate group of some of the hottest artists and designers in the industry, as well as a thriving Forum of international talent. Increasingly, it’s becoming the “go to place” for an ever-changing array of articles and tutorials for all who appreciate the form and function of the American style of custom built automobile.
Motorburg’s associate artist list reads like a “who’s who” of rod & custom art and design and includes: Darrell Mayabb – Thom Taylor – Jimmy Smith – C•Cruz – Greg Tedder – Ralph Burch – C. Smith… as well as CARtoon’s artist Nelson Dewey. The Design Center gallery will display art by these associates as well as prints and portfolios by Motorburg’s talented forum members.
Additionally, the exhibit will display two feature cars, along with drawings and illustrations by artists and designers at this unique Louisville interactive display.
The exhibit will feature the Ed Newton designed “Wine Wagon” – More than a few barrels full of hot-rodding fun that’s sure to bring back fond memories of the Show Circuit’s wild and zany past. The freshly restored “blown big block beauty”, which was recently restored by owner Jack Orrell, is sure to be of special interest to all – both young and old… so come on in and have your photo taken with Jack and this historical “hooch hauling” icon.
Motorburg is also proud to welcome back our old friend Ron Martinez, owner of one of our feature cars from last year; The Invader - a two time AMBR winner. Ron, the former Universal Studios VP and Television Producer will return again this year with another “feature car” from his stable of great automobiles… an all original “1963 Studebaker Avanti”. This unique and timeless piece of automotive styling art, attributed to the Raymond Loewy Design Studio, is still as sleek and current as the day it was first introduced almost 50 years ago.
Ron, who’s a treasure trove of early and current rod & custom historical information (particularly the So Cal Scene and Movie Cars), will be on hand along with numerous friends and artists associated with the site. Motorburg’s own; Designer Charlie Smith will be front and center as well, doing design demos, answering questions and “telling some tales” along with Ron and “the rest of the cast” throughout the Show.
You’ll also get to watch as artists work in the exhibit’s two design studios, in traditional and digital fashion. The public is invited to get up close and personal as the designers do their magic on paper and computer monitor.
In addition to the associate artist’s prints offered online, Motorburg is thrilled to offer at this year’s show, a limited number of Charlie’s “Classic Treadmark’s T-shirt Designs”. These award winning and timeless rod and custom designs are sure to please with their vivid 8 color screen prints and meticulous details. You won’t find these superb designs anywhere else… they’re a Motorburg exclusive.
So, stop by and “talk shop” with the artists, builders and industry guests at the 2nd Annual “Motorburg Design Center”. They’re in space 1001 through 1003 at this year’s 2011 NSRA Nats.