Drag Racing Artist David Carl Peters
Welcome to The Drag Racing Artist!!!
This months (aug.) Featured Artist in "Rod & Kulture" Magazine!!!
UPDATED 7/17/12 This is your one-stop-shop for the absolute finest in Drag Racing Fine-Art Limited-Edition Prints, by award winning Airbrush Artist and Graphic Designer David Carl Peters.
FOR PURCHASES HERE AT MY WEBSITE, PLEASE USE "PAYPAL EXPRESS" AT CHECKOUT ...
I now has more then 150 different prints for sale! You can also add your name to the mailing list to recieve news about my lastest artwork before anyone else...Also, We auction the Artist Proofs, and the first 10 prints of the editions at our store on ebay!
Here we feature the latest news about my oringinal paintings, and prints...We have prints signed by John Force , Tony Pedregon, Kenny Bernstein, Joe Amato, Scott Kalitta, Cory Mac, and more. Plus we offer a huge selection of nostalgia Drag Racing Action prints in Limited-Editions. (Just visit the Galleries on the left side of this page.)
Airbrush Artist and Design Wizard David Carl Peters, has designed over 1,200 cars for NHRA and IHRA Drag Racing and the Pro Street and Custom Car circuits, and has earned more then 100 "BEST APPEARING CAR" awards for his imaginative graphically designed paint schemes .
When he is not designing, he is working on his long term project, creating an illustrated history of the sport of Drag Racing. Here at our store, you may acquire Limited-Edition Prints of these fabulous cars (in our "CLASSIC CENTERSPREADS" galleries), as he completes each image. The end goal of this project is going to be a book. Once the book (to be named later), is published, these prints will no longer be available seperately...
Please contact us if you wish to have your car included in this historic collection...
David also does commissioned work, and will create an original paintings of your Hot Rod or Race Car. Of course, David is always available to create a graphic paint scheme for your race car, or complete team...
Please enjoy your visit to our site, and come back often, as we will be adding new pieces of artwork and prints on a regular basis...
Please contact us with any suggestions you may have about our site, or any artworks you would like to see in the future...Contact the artist directly, Davidcarlpeters@aol.com
or cal 951-688-3086. or write to; Design Tech Graphics. 7443 Indiana Ave. Riverside, Ca. 92504
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Willy Hang On !
"Willy Hang On!"
The latest Painting from the Drag Racing Artist...... David Carl Peters
Limited-Edition Print of 500 (13x19) prints signed and numbered by the Artist.
Drag Racing is such a wonderful sport, but more than that, it's a true "American Art Form." Other sports have heroes, men that become memorable stars and go down in history, and that's also true with Drag Racing, with one exception. In the Golden Age of Drag Racing, the "Cars were the Stars!" and the subject of this painting is a perfect example of that.
I would rank the "Winged Express," in the "Top 10," if not the "Top 5" in the "All-time Iconic Figures" in Drag Racing. Some cars don't just "set the standard," they are the standard.
The 'Winged Express" was built in 1964 by Nick Harrell, Phil Johnson, and John Muse, with Willy Borsch at the controls. The car was continually upgraded raced for the next 4 1/2 years until a new car was built in 69.
After 1965, the car was sold to "Mousie" Marcellus, and the team of "Marcellus & Borsch" was born, and the rest is history.
In this image, find "Wild Willy" just moments before the car gets out of control, forcing him to shut-off, and loose his debut race at the 1968 US. Nationals, to a very happy Gabby Bleeker.
Anyone who was lucky enough to see him race, knew how Borsch got his nickname. Here "Wild Willy," famous for hanging on to the side of the car to brace himself during pass, almost turns the (96" wheelbase) car on its side, as it's raw horsepower literally boils the massive rear slicks.
I hope you enjoy my painting of the Winged Express. The question is; Will he hang on?
Remember, this is a print of David's original airbrush painting.