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SV
02-28-2005, 09:23 PM
Montgomery Grand Legend (regular-length)<p><A HREF="http://img61.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img61&image=2006montgomerygrandlegendfront.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img61.exs.cx/img61/3039/2006montgomerygrandlegendfront.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>American-market Grand Legend (which is longer than the regular-length model)<p><A HREF="http://img61.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img61&image=2006montgomerygrandlegendrear2.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img61.exs.cx/img61/9138/2006montgomerygrandlegendrear2.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Interior<p><A HREF="http://img207.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img207&image=2006montgomerygrandlegendinter.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img207.exs.cx/img207/5102/2006montgomerygrandlegendinter.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><B>New Grand Legend unveiled at Geneva Motor Show</B><p>1 March 2005  HAMBURG, GERMANY  Montgomery AGs revised Grand Legend people carrier was unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show.<p>However, the new Grand Legend, a worldwide best-seller, is more than just a refresh. The updates include:<br>-Active dampers<br>-Headlights that illuminate corners<br>-New front fascia, headlight, and taillight designs<br>-Revised interior<br>-New 1.8-litre naturally aspirated and turbocharged 4-cylinder engines<br>-New 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel<br>-Six-speed manual and automatic transmissions<p>The Grand Legend, in regular and extended US-only models, will be available worldwide by April.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by SV at 9:17 AM 3/6/2005</i>

DoMiNo
02-28-2005, 11:56 PM
SV- another terrific, well-thought out design that fits in beautifully with the rest of the Montgomery range. Your attention to detail and to the characteristics of the brand is impressive. Only thing is, it suffers from a rather dull name.... very 80s/early 90s, and definitely not characteristic of a German marque. It makes me think of bloated American minivans or Japanese sedans. Other than the name, though, superb!!<p>Oh... and where is Hamgurg? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> (and if it were unveiled at Geneva... should not the press release also be from Geneva? Just wondering...)

Tman2
03-01-2005, 01:31 AM
SV,<p>You stuff keeps getting better and better!!!! I don't think I was doing nearly ad good as you are when I was your age. Same goes for a lot of people on this board. Everyone keeps improving! I gotta step up my game!<br>

whipster
03-01-2005, 05:11 AM
The car looks better after facelift. Hwoever, I've never been a fan of this model.

SV
03-01-2005, 06:43 AM
thanks for the comments so far everyone <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>domino: thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> okay, now for my very long explination of the name: i've been drawing cars called the montgomery legend or grand legend since the beginning, so it's been in the montgomery lineup since i started. but since honda uses the legend name in many places, i'm pretending montgomery and honda went to court when the montgomery legend first came out (which was at the same time the honda legend debuted), and montgomery had to settle with using the name grand legend (what really happened was i didn't know there was a honda legend when i first drew the montgomery legend, so when i found out, i just stuck "grand" at the beginning of the name <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> ). also, montgomery is based in hamburg, so i wasn't sure whether to put hamburg or geneva.<p>Tman2: thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>whipster: how do you know that this looks better than the old one if i've never shown the old one here before? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>keep the comments coming!

Avant
03-01-2005, 08:10 AM
<br>I like this better than the Equator<br>

Aidan
03-01-2005, 11:46 AM
Interior is an improvement on your old ones! Good job!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by aidanlynch1 at 7:01 PM 3/1/2005</i>

SV
03-01-2005, 06:55 PM
ok, i've put up the colored interior. thanks for the comments so far, keep them coming <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

whipster
03-04-2005, 10:50 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SV</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">whipster: how do you know that this looks better than the old one if i've never shown the old one here before? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>oops <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

VexedandGlorious
03-04-2005, 05:47 PM
Sv, that kink in the roof returned i though you were going to remove.

SV
03-04-2005, 06:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Graffititech</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sv, that kink in the roof returned i though you were going to remove.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>well, this is actually an update of an older design (as the press release says, this is just a facelift). it actually came out in 2002. actually, i really did the original design in early 2003, but it was <I>supposed</I> to have come out in fall 2001; let's just say the history of montgomery is a little different that reality. the same thing happened with the SV100 (i started work on the SV and grand legend in mid-2001 and the design evolved to the current design over a year later, but they "officially" came out as 2002 models for continuity's sake and since that was when i originally intended to complete them). anyway, the pre-facelift version of the current grand legend came out when i was doing the kink in the roof, so the facelift still has it.

Hornbag
03-05-2005, 06:43 PM
I has been a long time since i had a look at your drawings, but IMO, you have gone from strenth to strenth. Thease are great!<p>I will have to post sum of my drawings (dont have a scanner tho) cos they are getting better!

Top Secret
03-05-2005, 06:47 PM
That is a nice drawing SV, albeit a little bland. But still, wonderful work - your level of detail is awesome! The only qualm I have about it is the rear, it looks a bit weird.

Toxic
03-14-2005, 11:23 AM
As always great job,I love the interior design,not so much the color but the design is great.

jro4566
03-19-2005, 12:52 PM
You've definitely got talent, I'm telling you along with everybody else here. Sadly, some of your work looks like generic designs of Pontiac, BMW, Lexus, Acura, and BMW - from the headlamps to the interior, back to the side profiles and taillamps. I do like however that they all look the same, but I'd like to have a more "progressive" design with more curvaceous lines.

SV
03-19-2005, 03:30 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jro4566</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You've definitely got talent, I'm telling you along with everybody else here. Sadly, some of your work looks like generic designs of Pontiac, BMW, Lexus, Acura, and BMW - from the headlamps to the interior, back to the side profiles and taillamps. I do like however that they all look the same, but I'd like to have a more "progressive" design with more curvaceous lines.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i know what you mean; i'm very conservative with my montgomery designs, but i do try to make shannons and aviolis more exciting. i don't see any acura or lexus cues in my cars though, and i don't use them as inspiration for any of my designs (i don't really see where you're coming from with pontiac, either), but i have been "inspired" by BMW, mercedes, ford europe, opel, and alfa romeo among others. also, the grand legend was designed a long time ago (this one is just a facelift), and i didn't make very imaginitive designs at the time. i'm going to try to make my future designs more interesting, though.