I think I just tricked a bunch of guys at my work into thinking I’m car savvy. 

They were all discussing different types of cars and one of them jokingly asked me what my dream car was. 

Naturally, I said a black, ‘67 Chevy Impala. 

They all got these really impressed and surprised looks on their faces and started nodding, saying things like “Yeah.” “Nice choice.” “That’s a good one.”

Guys. 

They think I’m a car person now. 

It was funny, the first draft of the script it was a 65’ Mustang. My next door neighbor pimps out rides for a living, that’s what the guy does. And he tricks out classic automobiles. He happened to be outside and I was outside, and I said “Hey man” I said “Let me ask you a question. I’m writing this script, and they guys are - y’know - supposed to be in this muscle car crusin’ around the country. And I’m thinking like a 65’ Mustang. What do you think?” And he said “Oh yeah a 65’ Mustang’s perfect… if you’re a pussy.” And I said “Oh, well I can’t use that, then what car should I use?” And without hesitation, he said “67’ Chevy Impala. Cause’ you can fit a body in that trunk.”
—  Eric Kripke. SPN Featurette Just a friendly reminder that we have our lovely Metallicar model as a 67’ Impala because of Kripke’s next door neighbor. And also, possibly, why the boys drive a 65’ Mustang in “My Heart Will Go On”.
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FINALLY ALL DONE WITH THE IMPALA!

So, in case I haven’t said it enough times already, I recently got commissioned to paint this wonderful woman’s custom 1967 Impala (which she named Winchester). She requested that I put the boys in the car as well, which I was more than happy to agree to. It turned out to be quite the challenge. No matter, I’m pretty happy with how it’s come out. Definitely my best car illustration to date. HELLO IMPROVEMENTS!

Perhaps I’ll post a progress gif later?

EDITED May 12: You can now buy a (edited to look exactly like Baby, complete with Season 4 Ohio plates) print of this image in multiple sizes over at my online store!

http://artofkellyjohnson.storenvy.com/ 

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"On April 21, 1967, the 100 millionth GM vehicle rolled off the line at the plant in Janesville — a blue two-door Caprice. There was a big ceremony, speeches; the lieutenant governor even showed up.

"Three days later, another car rolled off that same line. No one gave two craps about her. But they should have, because this 1967 Chevrolet Impala would turn out to be the most important car — no, the most important object — in pretty much the whole universe."

Happy Birthday Baby! April 24th

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