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Wishful Thinking - Orphan Work Trucks

A flatbed built by the White Motor Company

Ted Alexander
Feb 7, 2014
This ’48 White 3000 design is inspired by the later White Road Boss trucks. It has a dark roof color that ends as a curved shape below the windshield leading to the grille. The twin horizontal bumper shapes are derived from the White 7000 COE trucks. Those shapes repeat on the side compartments, ending with chrome-tipped exhaust splitters. The turn lights are repositioned to the chrome bumper in freestanding, chrome, bullet-shaped pods. The headlights have eyelash shapes inspired by the ’66 Lamborghini Miura. Extended-style mirrors common on motorcoaches today are used to visually free up the side profile, which also features a curved band. This truck needed a companion orphan so, at the back, we have a custom two-seat ’48 Tucker Torpedo street rod.
Ted Alexander was one of those kids who always drew cars. Today, as a freelance designer/illustrator, his car, truck, and bus illustrations and designs are created for companies, magazines, and racing events. His automotive work is shared with a successful advertising career that includes designing brochures and logos and illustrating products for Chicago-area companies. His brochures have won national design awards, and his logo designs have been featured in American and international design annuals.

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