Stanley Wanlass debuts new sculpture in HPC booth at 2004 SEMA Show
November 8, 2004 – World-renowned sculptor Stanley Wanlass debuted his
newest automotive sculpture in the HPC booth at the 2004 SEMA Show in
Las Vegas, NV, November 2 – 5, 2004.
“Dago 32”, a 1932 Ford roadster is cast in bronze using a 6,000-year old technique called the lost wax process.
Considered one of the finest sculptors of the automobile, Stanley Wanlass has had a passion for cars since childhood, when he sculpted them out of soap bars. During the 50’s as a young hot rod enthusiast, he built two 1932 Fords which he showed and raced.
Wanlass’ bronzes have been called “rolling-sculpture” by some and “just plain sensuous” by others. The Detroit News says “Wanlass bronzes seem to be moving despite being trapped in bronze.” The great Peter Helck calls Wanlass “the finest sculptor of the automobile”, while Automobile Quarterly considers Wanlass “the ranking sculptor of the automobile.”