JL Innovative Design makes this car dealership kit that fits the era of my other structures on the layout. The model makes a medium-size structure that will have to wait until I make room for it on the layout.

The base for the structure was made of 1/4″ Masonite and I carved in the sidewalks and curbs. I added the banners just like someone did in a picture found on their web site photo gallery. When the photographer took the picture, he was unaware of the dog marking his territory on the fire hydrant. The signs focus on better with this shot so you can see what they look like. The sidewalks were painted with Floquile lettering gray and weathered with thinned grimy black. Yellow Carpenter glue was brushed on the driveway and our #1030 Asphalt Paving powder sprinkled on.

In the heart of an early 20th century American town, nestled among bustling streets and the hum of daily life, stands a testament to the golden era of the automobile: Pickard Motors. Established by the visionary JL Innovative Design, this classic car dealership is more than a mere retail space; it’s a gateway to the past, inviting enthusiasts and casual observers alike to marvel at the mechanical marvels of yesteryear.

Pickard Motors is renowned for its exquisite collection of vintage cars, each meticulously restored and maintained to pristine condition. From the gleaming chrome bumpers to the polished wood dashboards, every vehicle on display is a piece of history, ready to tell its story. The dealership itself, with its early 20th century architectural design, complements the cars it houses. Its large display windows, through which the models are showcased, act as a lens into a bygone era, attracting passersby with their allure.

The scene outside the dealership is just as vibrant as the treasures it holds within. People dressed in period attire gather, their fascination with the vintage cars evident in their animated discussions and admiring glances. The air is filled with a sense of community and nostalgia, as enthusiasts share stories of the cars’ glory days and dreamers imagine taking a drive in one of these timeless beauties.

The sign that hangs above the entrance, boldly proclaiming ‘Pickard Motors’, serves as a beacon for all who cherish automotive history and craftsmanship. Underneath, the welcoming doors stand open, inviting everyone to step inside and experience the magic for themselves.

In this era of rapid technological advancement, Pickard Motors by JL Innovative Design stands as a reminder of the artistry and innovation of the past. It’s a place where history is not only preserved but celebrated, where each car tells a story of ingenuity, design, and the open road. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a curious onlooker, a visit to Pickard Motors is a journey back in time, to when cars were not just modes of transportation but symbols of freedom and adventure.

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