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Suzuki Jimny JB74 with Airstream Trailer | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2019)

Suzuki Jimny JB74 with Airstream Trailer

Flag JapanYeah… this is a rather unlikely combination, but I just did it for fun. Who in real life would lower a very capable 4×4 like the new Suzuki Jimny JB74 to the ground, stick NASCAR wheels on the hubs and hook a rather heavy camping trailer to the tow bar? Nobody. But hey… it was a lunchbreak photoshop challenge #justforfun.

Suzuki Jimny JB74 with Airstream Trailer | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2019)

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham with Airstream trailer | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham with Airstream Caravan

Finding a photograph of a late 90’s Cadillac Fleewood Brougham towing an Airstream travel trailer got me thinking. What if the people owning a rig like this had a need for more trunk space, but still wanted to tow the trailer with a B-body based car? They would have had the choice of downgrading to a Buick Roadmaster oder Chevrolet Caprice – or converting their Cadillac into a wagon. This shouldn’t be too hard to do, right? However, instead of just using the rear glass from either one of the standard GM wagons, I went for a panel van look. As the Fleetwood Brougham already has a vinyl roof, it is a no-brainer to use this material for the wagon conversion. Not having windows also allows to add useful storage cabinets on both sides of the trunk. And because I have a reputation of never leaving the suspension height and stance as it came from the factory, the Cadillac was lowered and fitted with larger diameter wheels, shod with lower profile tires. To round it off and achieve a consistent design, the Airstream was also lowered and given a similar wheel treatment.

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham with Airstream trailer | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Nissan Caravan GSL Silk Road | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

Nissan Caravan SGL Silk Road | Rising Sun Van Conversion

Back in the 1970’s vanning was hot and a lot of people converted ordinary run of the mill vans into plush and colorful expressions of their (often weird) ideas.
Round bubble windows proved to be a popular addition and I wanted to include this period design feature by utilizing the rising sun flag theme. However, this vehicle is based on a more luxurious trim level and therefore I had to remove a couple of windows first.

Keeping the old spirit and adding current customizing flavors is what I had in mind with this one. The overall theme and choice of wheel design are a nod to the seventies, but the details take it right to current trends. The Nissan Caravan was therefore properly stanced to ensure nice fitment of the wheels. All the chrome trim has been blacked out for a more modern look, but all the badges are still proudly displayed. And just in case you’re wondering whether or not I would take this van for a surfing holiday: hell yeah!

Nissan Caravan GSL Silk Road | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

 

 

Stanced SAAB 96 with caravan | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

Stanced Saab 96 towing a caravan

Recently I found this picture of a SAAB 96 towing a vintage Scandinavian caravan trailer. Even though the combination is rather cute as is, I thought it might look better with a healthy dose of lowering and a few tweaks here and there. Removing the turn signal lights and adding mesh to the air intakes below the headlights helps the front to look cleaner. Now – what do you think about going on a vacation in style? ­čśë

Stanced SAAB 96 with caravan | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

 

Citroen Ami 6 Break with caravan | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Citro├źn Ami 6 Break with caravan – C’est magique!

There are so many pictures of the Citro├źn Ami 6 and Ami 8 that inspire me. It’s basically the same idea every time, but the effect is still stunning. So, here comes another iteration of the theme I call “C’est magique”: the Ami 6 Break towing a period-correct caravan.

Citroen Ami 6 Break with caravan | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)