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About me and my passion for cars

Just like there are lawyer, carpenter or firefighter families, where the family trade is being handed down from one generation to the next; our family's trade was passed along to me: Creativity. We all have a little paint in our blood.
My great-grandfather and my grandfather were classically trained painters. My grandfather's twin brother, my grand-uncle, was a painter as well. My father, a professional flautist, now devotes much of his time to his paintings and his collages. This makes me the 4th generation to pick up the family trade.

After graduating with Honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where I studied Advertising Art, I went to work as an Advertising Art Director.
I created, wrote and directed numerous TV commercials and print ads for various advertising agencies and their clients. I've shot commercials in L.A., New York, Vancouver, Sydney and even Tibet; after all this I still come back to painting.

In the 1930s, my grandfather, Gerold Hunziker (1894-1980) worked as an Advertising Illustrator.
Although intended as a communication tool, advertising posters from that era have turned into objects of art themselves. Some of my inspiration for my paintings comes from my grandfather's work, coupled with my passion for vintage cars, I try to create my very own brand of ‘period correct’ art.

Taking into account that my grand-uncle was Prince Bira (the Thai Formula One pilot who raced for Maserati, Gordini and OSCA); I think it was inevitable that I would end up painting racing cars...

My dream car

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder 1500 RS
1968 Porsche 911 R
1972 Porsche 911 S
1973 Porsche 911 RS
Porsche 908/3
McLaren F1
Rocket by Lightweight Car Company
Lotus Elise
Audi Quattro Sport
Renault R5 Turbo
Peugeot 205 T16
BMW M3 Evo 2
Mercedes Benz 190 2.5-16 Evo
Lancia Stratos
Lancia Delta Integrale 16v Evo
Fiat 131 Abarth
Fiat 500 Abarth

Car clubs I’m in

Porsche Club of America

Favorites

  • Type of racing: F1, Sportcars
  • Driver: Jo Siffert, Brian Redman
  • Car movie: Grand Prix, Le Mans, Bullit,
  • Car magazine: EVO, TopGear, Car (UK)
  • Car game: GranTurismo

— Profile last updated: Dec 28, 2007

Date Joined Dec 17, 2007
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Dec 20, 2007 at 1:28 pm
Nice garage, take a look!!.
 

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