Jamie grew up in the foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Valley, where he planted his passion for automobiles in the fertile SoCal car culture. Preferring the fantasy of paper, pencils, and dreams to the reality of axle grease under his fingernails, Jamie decided to attend Art Center College and pursue a career in automotive design. An internship at Kawasaki introduced him to the world of powersports, which he further explored as a designer at Thor Motocross. Now, Jamie is back at Kawasaki as the company's U.S. designer.
While two-wheeled transportation is Jamie's bread and butter, he does stay on top of his fascination for cars and trucks. Here, you can see his version of a '67 Chevrolet C10. It may be that his '67 Malibu was feeling lonely in the two-car garage, so Jamie drew up this custom pickup to match. Jamie's a tall guy, so he combined two cabs to create a more contemporary extra cab-and more legroom-for this truck. It is painted Marina Blue, with a black top, '67 SS Chevelle hood treatment, and 20-inch billet Rally wheels. What you can't see is the powertrain, specifically the 6.0L engine and Hydra-Matic six-speed; and the 21st Century suspension and large brakes.
Jamie has been freelancing for nine years. Some of those projects have teamed him up with the likes of Classic Industries, Gale Banks Engineering (the D-Max Type-R), HTS Motorsports, and Hot Rod and Car Craft magazines, among others.
This rendering was inspired by a '46 Ford pickup, which was purchased by a friend.It used to serve with a fire department, although that's not a theme that he is following here. Jamie decided to give the '46 a hot-rod vibe. Note the chopped, sectioned hood, lowered body, 'bagged suspension, classic Moon Eyes aluminum tank, and brake cooling ducts that widen the look of the grille. Under the hood rumbles Flathead power. The stronger, horizontal grilles suggest Ford's current bolder design trends, and the modern 17-inch American Racing Salt Flats are painted red with black center caps and lug nuts. Finishing the body is a matte, charcoal-metallic paint. These concepts are clean, simple, and almost doable. Hey, Jamie, we like your style.