At the Drive-in by PhotosByHealy

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1954 DeSoto Powermaster 4-door sedan – Original photo taken in Kingston, Ontario.

Digital art created from original photo using Dynamic Auto-Painter (Gruppe_wc & Whistler’s Rainbow AOPs merged) with additional processing to enhance contrast, saturation and texture in Paintshop Pro v9

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  • PhotosByHealy
    PhotosByHealyalmost 3 years ago


  • The DeSoto Powermaster was an automobile built by the Chrysler Corporation for sale through its DeSoto division during model years 1952 to 1954. The car debuted during DeSoto’s 25th anniversary, taking the place of both the entry-level DeSoto Deluxe and the DeSoto Custom.

    The Powermaster was a full-size car, offered in pillared two and four-door sedan and station wagon models, and powered by Chrysler’s 251 in³ I6 engine. For both of its years in production, the Powermaster was available as an eight passenger sedan through the use of jump seats. The Powermaster was also built on a longer wheelbase (139.5 in (3,543 mm)) than regular six-passenger DeSotos (125.5 in (3,188 mm)). A version of the long wheelbase model was used as a basis for the DeSoto Taxi, seen in many Hollywood movies from the late 1930s through the mid-1950s.

    The cars also featured a curved windshield, replacing the two piece windshield used on previous models. Passenger compartment heater, electric clock, power brakes, power steering and white sidewall tires were all available as options (Source: Wikipedia


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  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchellalmost 3 years ago


  • Again thanks, Scott, for both the comment and the Fave. Much appreciated. – Gene

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  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertalmost 3 years ago

    Oh my gosh …. I had a ‘54 Pontiac once upon a time that looked just like this …. and we used to take the children to the ’drive in’ at A&W in North Vancouver, BC. That was over 40 years ago!!!
    Wonderful work, I love it!!! :-)

  • Thank you so much Brenda for your wonderful comments. Every Wednesday evening, a number of car enthusiasts meet at this A&W/Gas Station in Kingston, Ontario to show off their wheels. There were few older vehicles like this with the majority being from the 70’s & early 80’s. – Gene

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  • PhotosByHealy
    PhotosByHealyalmost 3 years ago

    Many thanks to Tammera for adding this image to her favourites

  • Barssel
    Barsselalmost 3 years ago

    Great image

  • Thanks so much, Ade, fro looking in and commenting. Much appreciated. – Gene

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  • Tammera
    Tammeraalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Tammera for this honour. – Gene

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  • PhotosByHealy
    PhotosByHealy3 months ago

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryan3 months ago

    Gene this is an absolutely gorgeous image .. you are truly talented!!!!!

  • You are too kind, Lois. But my Ego & I definitely thank you for the kind words & the Fave. – Gene

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