The Rod and Custom Illustrations of Stefan Marjoram
Stefan Marjoramâ€™s photography from the inaugural Hot Rod Races at Pendine Sands originally appeared in TRJ #63.
Those of you paying attention to bylines in The Rodderâ€™s Journal may recognize Stefan Marjoramâ€™s name. He contributed photographs to our â€œSurf, Sand & Speedâ€ article (TRJ #63), capturing hot rods blasting across the beaches at the first Amateur Hot Rod Races held on the United Kingdomâ€™s Pendine Sands. As it turns out, Stefan is also an accomplished animator and illustrator, and his work was recently featured in the catalog for RM Sothebyâ€™s Andrews Collection auction taking place this weekend in Fort Worth, Texas.
RM Sothebyâ€™s auction catalog features Stefanâ€™s illustrations of the cars being sold at the Andrews Collection auction this weekend.
Hemi-powered Deuce roadster
Last week we brought you a selection of hot rods and customs that will be crossing the block at that event, and itâ€™s an impressive array for sure. But we thought youâ€™d enjoy checking out Stefanâ€™s artistic interpretations of those same cars. Just like his photography, his illustrations capture their spirit, from hard-launching dragsters to slinky, chopped customs.
Injected nailhead-powered Gas Dragster
Itâ€™s not really any wonder Stefan has a knack for this sort of thing. He grew up around automobiles, with one grandfather wrenching on racecars and another shooting events like the 1934 Auto Union Grand Prix at AVUS in Berlin. In addition to his work with the Vintage Hot Rod Association (who organizes the Pendine Sands event), Stefan has photographed at Goodwood and Le Mans. Most recently heâ€™s been shooting photos and video for the Bloodhound SSC racing team, who is gunning for 1,000mph in their jet and rocket-powered land speed racer.
Jim Khougaz channeled Deuce lakes racer
You can view the entire RM Sothebyâ€™s auction catalog, including more of Stefanâ€™s illustrations, by clicking here. And for those of you planning to attend the auction, it kicked off today with a preview at Panther City Classic Auto in Fort Worth. There will be one more preview day tomorrow that is open to the public for a fee. Then Saturday morning Paul and Chris Andrewsâ€™ amazing collection of vintage autos hits the block beginning at 10am.
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Chopped â€™48 Cadillac custom
Detail of â€™34 Ford five-window coupe
1916 Model T â€œTrojanâ€ show car
Illustrator Stefan Marjoram at work with his sketchpad. You can see more of Stefan's work on his website by clicking here.