I use HDR all the time but going for the natural effect, not pushing things or opening up the shadows too much. I rarely go for the wild effect but this image screamed at me 'do it! do it!'.
I rather like the effect. It made a very nice print.
The car belongs to a local farmer, somewhat of a character. It is not a daily driver but gets out weekly. We see it around these parts frequently.
Panasonic GH3, 12-35 2.8 at 35. ISO 200. Photomatix, PS, and LR.