There has been an email floating around the web for a few years of "regular" cars squeezed down into tiny, Hot Wheels/roller skate looking devices. When I first received it I was amused at the concept, but not the execution. They weren't photoshopped very well. Yes, they were amusing, but I thought the concept needed to be executed a bit differently. I created several of these miniatures, and present three of them here today. From the top, the red Ford GT/Kei (Kei is a market of tiny cars in Japan with engines of 660cc and under). I'm pretty sure this was the first chop of mine featured on the Autoextremist website several years ago. In the middle is my small '63 Thunderbird. At the bottom is my '61 Impala-lite.
You'll notice I didn't just up the tires/wheels and proportionately "squeeze" the cars. I shortened overhangs, hoods and trunks, and changed some character lines on the cars to smooth them out for their newer, shorter overall lengths. I like to think, in another dimension, in a vastly different world where gas mileage was always a priority and garages were legally limited to 12 feet long, lol, my cars might actually have been designed by Detroit's stylists.