3-D Artwork

Dan Palatnik is a gifted artist from Rio de Janeiro.  Over the last 20-years he has created some truly beautiful 3-D computer models of classic automobiles.  His renderings have been showcased at the prestigious Amelia Island Concourse d’ Elegance, and also published in the pages of Hemmings Motor News.  Dan’s portfolio of work encompasses a broad spectrum of cars, starting from the brass era and moving all the way up through modern times.  His specialty is modeling the “one-off” factory concept cars of the 1950’s.  In addition to his mastery of Autodesk 3DS Max and Chaos V-Ray software, Dan is also an incredibly knowledgeable automotive historian.

We approached Dan with the idea of crafting photo-realistic images of the 1920 Frontenac race cars.  One of the obstacles in this project was the lack of any surviving cars, or any original blueprints in which to work from.  He was intrigued by the challenge, and has spent many hours studying the vintage photographs of the Chevrolet Brothers racing team.  The finished results are quite remarkable, and are featured here for your enjoyment.  Thank you Dan for bringing these cars back to life, and for allowing us the opportunity to admire these wonderful machines in a new light.

 

For more details on Dan Palatnik’s amazing artwork, we encourage you to visit his social media sites:

Clay Animations & 3-D Schematics
Frontenac 3-D Schematic

Frontenac Project

3-D Computer Mapping Grid

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Dan Palatnik

Frontenac Clay Rendering

3/4 Front Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Frontenac Clay Rendering

Elevated Overhead View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Frontenac - Dan Palatnik

Frontenac Clay Rendering

3/4 Front Driver's Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Frontenac Clay Rendering

3/4 Front Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Frontenac Clay Rendering

Elevated Overhead View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Frontenac Clay Rendering

Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Frontenac Clay Rendering

3/4 Rear Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Frontenac Clay Rendering

Frontal View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Frontenac Clay Rendering

3/4 Rear Driver's Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Arthur Chevrolet
1920 Frontenac - Indy 500 Entry
Did Not Qualify - Crashed in Practice
Arthur Chevrolet 1920 Indy Entry

1920 Frontenac - Art Chevrolet DNQ

Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

1920 Frontenac - Arthur Chevrolet

1920 Frontenac - Art Chevrolet DNQ

3/4 Front Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

1920 Frontenac - Art Chevrolet DNQ

Frontal View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

1920 Frontenac - Art Chevrolet DNQ

3/4 Front Driver's Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

1920 Frontenac - Art Chevrolet DNQ

Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Frontenac Motor Company

Frontenac Emblem

Coat of Arms with Checkered Flags

"Semper Plus"

(Frontenac Brochure)

1920 Frontenac - Art Chevrolet

1920 Frontenac - Art Chevrolet DNQ

Driver's Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Arthur Chevrolet - Frontenac Race Car

1920 Frontenac - Art Chevrolet DNQ

3/4 Rear Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

1920 Frontenac - Art Chevrolet DNQ

Rear View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

1920 Frontenac - Art Chevrolet DNQ

3/4 Rear Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Louis Chevrolet
1920 Monroe-Frontenac
Indy Front Row Qualifier
1920 Monroe Frontenac

Monroe-Frontenac - Louis Chevrolet

3/4 Front Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Louis Chevrolet 1920 Indy Entry

Monroe-Frontenac - Louis Chevrolet

3/4 Front Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

1920 Monroe Frontenac -Louis Chevrolet

Monroe-Frontenac - Louis Chevrolet

Elevated Frontal View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Louis Chevrolet - Front Row Qualifier

Monroe-Frontenac - Louis Chevrolet

3/4 Front Driver's Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Monroe-Frontenac - Louis Chevrolet

Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

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Monroe Radiator Emblem

(Smithsonian Institute)

Monroe-Frontenac - Louis Chevrolet

Driver's Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Monroe-Frontenac - Louis Chevrolet

3/4 Rear Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Monroe-Frontenac - Louis Chevrolet

Rear View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Monroe-Frontenac - Louis Chevrolet

3/4 Rear Driver's Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Gaston Chevrolet
1920 Monroe-Frontenac
Indy 500 Champion
Gaston Chevrolet Indy Winning Car

Monroe-Frontenac - Gaston Chevrolet

3/4 Front Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Monroe-Frontenac - Gaston Chevrolet

3/4 Front Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Monroe-Frontenac - Gaston Chevrolet

Frontal View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Monroe-Frontenac - Gaston Chevrolet

3/4 Front Driver's Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Monroe-Frontenac - Gaston Chevrolet

Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

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Monroe-Frontenac - Gaston Chevrolet

Elevated Rear View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Monroe-Frontenac - Gaston Chevrolet

Driver's Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Gaston Chevrolet Monroe Frontenac

Monroe-Frontenac - Gaston Chevrolet

3/4 Rear Passenger Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Monroe-Frontenac - Gaston Chevrolet

Rear View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Monroe Frontenac Indy Winner

Monroe-Frontenac - Gaston Chevrolet

3/4 Rear Driver's Side View

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

Trilogy
1920 Frontenac Team

Chevrolet Brothers

1920 Indy 500 Entries

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

1920 Frontenac Race Cars

Chevrolet Brothers

3-Liter Frontenac Race Cars

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)

1920 Indy Entries

Chevrolet Brothers

1920 AAA Race Team

(©Dan Palatnik 2022)