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Dodge Kahuna Concept
Dodge Kahuna Concept

Designed in the DaimlerChrysler Pacifica studio, the six-passenger Dodge Kahuna features an exterior design that conveys an athletic, capable image that is readily associated with California.

Dodge Kahuna
Dodge Kahuna

“Kahuna means ‘Master’ in Hawaiian” according to exterior designer Jordan Meadows. “This car represents coastal culture, a Californian frame of mind. The grooves along the side represent waves while the real lacewood sides are reminiscent of an open stagecoach”.

Dodge Kahuna Concept back
Dodge Kahuna Concept back

The retractable top allows the outside to become part of the interior as it folds back in accordion-like fashion. The roof is a silver/grey water resistant see-through canvas. “This was a very challenging concept to build, not least because of the 20mm real wood sides and three dropping side glasses” continues Meadows. “ The folding roof is an added complication”

Dodge Kahuna dash
Dodge Kahuna dash

Inside, the “big wave” theme continues, as the Kahuna blends Pacific Blue two-tone colours. In addition, a flowing wave design can be seen in the shaping of the instrument panel as well as the switches,

Dodge Kahuna Interior
Dodge Kahuna Interior

the switches, door panel detailing and seat forms. The floor is covered in sisal-like natural fibre.

Dodge-M80
Dodge-M80

Prototype car that I pinstriped the cut lines (shadows and seams) to illustrate separate pieces.

Dodge M80 MInitruck
Dodge M80 MInitruck

Console for Dodge M80

FJ Cruiser Pinstripe
FJ Cruiser Pinstripe

First FJ Cruiser. This was a prototype that I pinstriped the body seams to define the bumper and flares.

FJ Cruiser Prototype
FJ Cruiser Prototype

FJ Cruiser Prototype out on photo shoot.

FJ Cruiser
FJ Cruiser

FJ Cruiser Prototype at the Detroit Auto Show

Dodge M80 interior
Dodge M80 interior

A lot of the interior pieces were actually one solid item that was just painted and pinstriped to look like different parts.

Dodge M80 engine
Dodge M80 engine

Dodge M80 engine

Dodge M80 Photo
Dodge M80 Photo

Dodge M80 Photo Shoot

Ford U2 Concept
Ford U2 Concept

Ford U2 Concept Hybrid.

Ford U2 Concept
Ford U2 Concept

Hydrogen powered Ford U2 Concept

Ford U2 Concept
Ford U2 Concept

Ford U2 Concept interior looks like a sleigh.