Publish on 2017-03-30, by Alain Lemire



Car drawings in profile view is a traditional way of presenting a drawn vehicle as used by car designers since the early days of the automotive industry. This allows a simple and effective representation.


You will find on this page a good number of drawings made in that way. An educational aspect can be added to the image like the years of premiere presentations at the most prestigious European or North American auto shows.


The technical specifications can also be added as well as a personalized text on the car describing the owner's history. I used vintage looking lettering of the '50s and' 60s for a more interesting look.




The first use of a profile car for an illustration contract in the publishing world was during my 12-year career as a salaried illustrator at QAI, a Montreal based visual dictionary publishing company.


Several versions of this dictionary have been produced over the years, including a small format, 5 languages being distributed mainly in Europe and the English English edition that can be seen on the images.


I illustrated the majority of the vehicles of the automobile page, and the request was the car should not be recognizable. I then mixed 2 models to satisfy the request of the editorial team.

The blue convertible is a mixture of a Maserati and an Aston Martin. The yellow coupe is a mix of the Italian prototype of the 2006 Mustang with the 2010 Camaro and the exotic car is a Porsche Carrera GT mixed with a Lamborghini.


I also created for this publisher a dashboard inspired by the Corvette, as chosen by the illustrator in chief and a sport bike chosen by me for its particular design, a Buell. It was before Harley-Davidson pulled the "plug" on this mark.


As for the Mustang Mach 1 page of the 1960s and 1970s, illustrations of the cars were used when publishing an article on the first 10 years of the Mustang was featured in 2009 in the annual magazine of the Montreal Mustang club and in the magazine of a classic car club of Montreal, the VACM.


The Mustang Mach 1 page has never been published. Will V8 Passion Magazine have the opportunity to publish this page someday?


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