I used a 1:18 scale buick die cast metal car model as a starting point for this car lamp. It is upon a solid piece of wood that I routed the bottom out to house the dimmer switch. I then made an upright post with a wire in it to power the lamp. The license plates on top were bent to form the shade.
I melted a 33-13/ rpm vinyl record over the base to give it that 50’s rock-a-billy style.