Below I've tried combining the commonly used Hot Rod themes of flames and checks to give a vintage theme. The text and colours were added to Photoshop and I copied the text to another layer to achieve the shadow effect.
In this calling card design I've muted the colours but still used colours from the Hot Rod palette.
The 'Since 66' text in this image was created using a graphics tablet. I borrowed one from the technicians then set about designing the text from scrtach in Photoshop. This was a time consuming process but I'm pleased with the result and it's nice to use something unique rather than standard fonts.