Supposedly my first word was “Buick”. That’s what my parents told me, so I might as well believe it.

I was born in the 1950s, a time of soaring optimism, expressed in every way. Not the least of that expression came from Detroit, where the wildest dreams of the Space Age somehow ended up in mainstream America’s driveways and highways. And as far as the designers reached, they usually held it together somehow without descending into chaos. It was a lot for us little kids to take in, and it left a lasting impression on many of us.

That led me to car shows in later years. I found myself gravitating to the windows, to gaze at the dashboards. There I found another world of design greatness, not nearly as well-documented and familiar as the car exteriors.

I wasn't alone there at the window. Many of us gaze at those incredibly stylized dashes while imagining ourselves driving those cars. Unfortunately, the present day intrudes on the outside of the windshield.

That sort of thing doesn't happen here at Wheels of Time!

It is the behind-the-wheel authenticity and variety that define Wheels of Time. I hope you enjoy seeing, and owning, these scenes and the detailed views of automotive designers’ artistry.

- Roger Cantrell 


Mr. Cantrell is licensed as an architect, and has won numerous awards as an urban design consultant to various cities.  His attachment to cars, a lifelong affliction, is fortunately addressed by Wheels of Time.