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A group of local car lovers have taken a classic car and turned it into a piece of Youngstown artwork.
They took Shane Felger’s 1949 Ford and artwork from Tony Nicholas to pay a tribute to Youngstown’s steel history.
It took nearly 20 hours to put the vinyl wrapping on the car. The artwork shows a foundation of the city, built by steel, and the workers who made it.
The car was displayed to the public for the first time last week.
“An older guy in Lowellville, just shedding tears looking at it. Just reminiscing about the good things about it. And that is what it is all about, showing people that history and letting people enjoy it in a different way,” said Nicholas.”People embrace that history now, a few years ago, not so much. But now people are just enthralled by it and embrace it and in the short time the car has been, its been huge, great reception”.
The group has placed the car in a nationwide best car wrap competition.