I traced the car in Adobe Illustrator out of MANY objects spread over several layers:
- foreground wheels
- radiator, front suspension, and motor
- body shine and shadow
- body basic shapes
- background wheels
I was itching to bring it into Photoshop for the practiced ease of throwing gloss, shadow, and other details with Airbrushing, but wanted it to remain fully scalable for printworthiness. Thus, I got my reps in attempting to replicate some effects with Gradients on irregular shapes with interesting Copy Modes.
Text was treated with Warp: Arch, both up and down (i.e.: +/- Bend %).