FOR OVER ALMOST FOUR DECADES STEVE STANFORD has been one of the Rod & Custom Industry's leading artists,designers, and, stylists.
He's equally at home doing artwork for both Rods, AND, Customs, but I wanted to find out how he created his unique style, who his Personal Heroes in the Art World were, and what he was feeling on being Inducted into Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Car Hall Of Fame in 2008 as Designer/Artist.
Spending lots of time together and sharing a "Growing Up In St. Louis" Connection, Steve and I became friends, and he was very comfortable sharing his thoughts and stories in the Interview. So, I know you'll enjoy his insight into style, using good quality art supplies, artists he's admired through the years, and his thoughts on being Inducted into the HOF.
If you're a young artist hoping to get into the Industry, or just want to know how one of the Super Pros does it, this is one Interview that you'll want to listen to more than once !
As you look at the pictures and artwork shown here remember: ALL of the Cars & Designs on this Page came from the pen and the vision of Steve Stanford...a true Industry Legend. JK
(Top of Page & Above: Bruce Rossmeyer's '36 Ford that was designed by Steve and built by HR&H)
(Above Left: Steve Frediani's '51 Ford; Above Right: Billy Gibbon's "Kopperhed" )
(Above Left: Roger O'Dell's '57 El Dorado Seville; Above Right: Steve's RetroLogo For American Racing )
(Above: One of Steve's Concept Designs for a real Super Coupe ! )
(Above Top: A Steve Stanford Ford Shoebox Coupe Concept: Above Bottom: Thom Taylor's '50 Buick Fastback Concept)
[All Pix/Artwork On This Page Courtesy Of : Their original owners/copyright holders, and, Steve Stanford, Street Rodder, Rod & Custom, Hot Rod, Custom Rodder, and American Racing]
NOTE: How does Steve come with new ideas ? And, what about working with clients?
Find out how it all comes together as Steve tells us all about it on this Special Link: simply click-on right here , right now !