imited-Edition Print of 350 (13x19)
Signed and numbered by the Artist.
"When I was a kid growing up in the 60s, I could have cared less about anything from the 50s, all I cared about was the "latest and the Greatest". Now some 40 years later, as I illustrate the history of this sport, I am completely enamored with these original Hot Rods.
I found this image for the painting in an old "Speed Mechanics" magazine from 1958, captured by Robert Behme's camera. The members of the "Twisters " car club from Vista California, built this car under the direction of Clyde Wilson. It featured an Olds engine with a direct-drive setup, and was fashioned on a set of 39 Chevy frame rails. The car ran speeds of up to 160 mph. (I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to do 160 in that car! Geez...those were some brave guys!) This was the time the first cars were built exclusively for Drag Racing only...I love the image of all these shoe-box cars waiting around the starting line to make they're respective passes... How many 57s can you spot in this scene?