HRE Wheels Color Finish Display Boxes
Aaron Radelow was commissioned by HRE, The world’s finest custom forged 1-piece, forged 3-piece and cast flow formed wheels for high performance sports and luxury vehicles. HRE needed a high-end way to display the different rim samples and colors to potential clients and prospects.
Aaron Radelow was commissioned by Allan Schmidt, of Horseless Carriage Restorations, to build the wood coach-work for a 1907 Olds.
All that was provided to Aaron was an antique black and white photo and a rolling chassis. From this, Aaron was asked to create a car body that would grace the rest of Allan’s work. Aaron’s craftsmanship would also have to empress the judges at the Concours d’ Elegance, at Pebble Beach, California.
To date, Aaron has expressed this project to be one of the most difficult builds he has ever put behind him. “The greatest challenges yield the greatest rewords.”
The framework is made of ash and white oak, this is skinned with several layers of Italian bending plywood. There is a small mahogany storage door under the rear seat for personal items.
Complex joinery was used throughout the construction, everything was cemented with a very expensive marine epoxy.
Curb weight: 4200 lbs.
Engine: six cylinder
The client that commissioned this piece is a friend of the Imperial Family of Japan, and a collector of Japanese art. He had seen this music stand on display at a San Diego museum, and asked if Aaron could create something as closely as possible to the original; made by George Nakashima. (American, 1905-1990)
H: 45” x D: 20.75” x W: 40.25”
Top is solid Amboyna burl, figured claro walnut, rosewood; brass accents; oil finish.
Newport Beach, California