Limited-Edition Print of 350 (13x19) prints signed and numbered by the Artist.
"As I'm producing these paintings on the history of Drag Racing, one subject always comes up, do I illustrate scenes the way they actually were, or do I dress-up the image, adding larger crowds, banners and flags to make it look more festive. I knew from the start that I wanted to be accurate in my depictions of the time, so I choose to paint the image the way it was, and not paint a romanticized version of history. So it goes with this painting, as we see only about 20 people or so in the grandstands.
I'm always surprised how many people remember the sports Glory days when it seems not a lot of people were not actually there.
Luckily my late buddy Bob Wagner was on hand to capture one of two known action shots of this historic car.
When the "Jungle 4" of Mooneham, Ferguson, Jackson and Faust wanted to step-up their game, they commissioned "Streamlining Extraordinaire" Jocko. Jocko produced a body that would cheat the wind and look stunning doing it. As High-Tech as the body was for 1965, it simply weighed to much.
As far as I know, the car made one full pass with the body on, and that's all it took to realize another failed attempt at streamlining.
Fortunately for our sake, Bob was there that quite afternoon at Lions to capture this fleeting image in time... Although Bob's original photo was miss-framed, I was able to redraw the image into it's proper composition...
I hope you enjoy my version of history and a beautiful (yet misguided) attempt at streamlining..." dcp