• Gran Torino in Gouache

    10 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    While waiting for my car to be inspected, I do a gouache sketch of a Gran Torino . That car was produced by Ford in the early 1970s, with Coke-bottle styling and the long-hood-short-deck look.
    I mention to my mechanic, who modifies and races Triumph Spitfires , that the Gran Torino looks like a pretty hot car to drive.
    Sure, it looks great and sounds loud, he says, but it doesn't really handle that well by today's standards. Just about any car these days has better steering, braking, and acceleration. "Even a Ford Focus! That car is a beast compared to the Torino." ---
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