"FX of Lions" Hayden Proffitt vs Dick Landy.... Drag Racing Art

The Art Of David Carl Peters

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Limited-Edition Print o f 350 ( 13x19) prints
Signed and numbered by the Artist. 
In 1965, the FX Class really took off and grabbed the attention of the young American male. By the mid sixties, the streets were still populated with a majority of cars from the 50s, the big, giant, bulbous, chromed road cruisers still roamed the land.  
All things taken in their context, it's easy to understand how this class of cars captured the imagination of America's youth. In an age when streetcars could weigh several tons, and then to go to Lions Drag Strip, and see an FX car stand up on it's rear bumper from shear Horsepower, was just to much to believe. There was nothing more exotic, outrageous, breathtaking, or even scarier, then watching these funny looking factory cars perform. To see one of these stripped-down, screaming monsters do a wheelstand as it launched was Rocket Science. Those of us that were there, and witnessed it first hand from the start, have been hooked on the sport ever since.
In this painting, we see two stalwarts of class, Hayden Proffitt and Dick Landy, doing battle in a Best 2 out of 3 Match race in early 1965. At this stage of development, the cars are still on carburetors and gas, running times of 10.40s at 140 mph

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