Tue Jan 21 2014 05:52:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Alan Fearnley, British painter, is known for his superb paintings of motor racing and Formula One around the world.
Over the past 30 or so years Alan had built up a wealth of subject matter, starting with landscapes and moving later into his well known transport and motor racing paintings, the work that started to flow reflected not only his special skills, but also his love and passion for both motoring and motor sport."
Tue Dec 31 2013 15:36:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Views from the Window of My Flat" (Three Cars in Snow 1984)
"Jirí Hanke is a Czech photographer and artist. He has won a number of international awards for his work, which is reproduced in several books and catalagues. He exhibited at the Houston Fotofest in the special exhibition on Czech Contemporary Photography in 1990."
-Measurements 8-3/8" x 12-3/8"
Fri Dec 13 2013 18:25:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Motor Magazine Cover, 1923.
Artwork by Ruth Eastman Rodgers an illustrator who created many powerful, and elegant cover artworks for various magazines such as judge, Today's Housewife, Liberty, Today's Magazine for Women, American Magazine, The People's Home Journal, McCall's Magazine, during 1915-1930 period. She also created a number of posters and catalogs for United Cigar Stores, Murad the Turkish Cigarette, and Gantzen Swimming Suits. She stopped to work in the early 1930s, for an unknown reason.
Thu Aug 01 2013 17:00:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Peter Helck is consider to be one of the greatest automotive illustrators to have ever have graced this earth.
"Peter Helck was born in New York City in 1893. By the time of his death in 1988 he had produced more than 600 sketches, drawings and paintings.
A founding member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society, he was dubbed “the dean of American automotive illustrators of the 20th century.” The society’s Peter Helck Award is their highest honor, given annually at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to the artist whose work represents the pinnacle of automotive fine art.
Helck developed an early interest in automobiles and became an avid fan of motorsport. As a young boy he got rides with race car driver Al Poole testing the latest cars from Simplex. The first race he attended was the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup on Long Island. In 1912 he studied art at the Art Students League in Manhattan (befriending fellow student Norman Rockwell), and spent many a lunchtime gazing at cars in nearby showrooms." Read more about his career bio here:
A 1930's postcard depiction of a romanticized Italian occupation of Ethiopia; color illustration of Banco de Roma with Ethiopinans, camels and cars. Quoted from Wikipedia " On 5 May 1936, Italian troops invaded Addis Ababa during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, making it the capital of Italian East Africa from 1936 to 1941, and calling it by the Italian rendition of its name, Addis Abeba." Image source: text source:
Thu Jun 27 2013 17:46:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1910 Dunlop Balloon Cord Tire Poster. This print company offers reasonably priced vintage poster reprints. They come in an array of sizes. I can't attest to the quality YET, but I will update this once I receive the print I ordered. More awesome artwork can be found here:
"From its origins with the French Foreign Legion. Dubonnet Rouge Aperitif Wine has been a staple on the cocktail landscape since its introduction in 1846. Created by Parisian chemist / wine merchant Joseph Dubonnet as a means to make quinine more palatable for the soldiers battling malaria in North Africa. Dubonnet's mix of fortified wine, a proprietary blend of herbs, spices and peels, and the medicinal quinine is a recipe that has earned it legendary status in the world of sophisticated drinks. By the turn of the 20th century, Dubonnet was producing more than three million bottles a year and was exported throughout the world. His son Andre Dubonnet would help spend the family fortune by campaigning a Hispano-Suiza in 1921. A wealthy sportsman with a commercially alcoholic background, Andre Dubonnet, won a sports-car race at Boulogne: the Coupe Boillot. He repeated the success 2 years later with a new 8-liter engine. Also in 1924, Dubonnet ran a Hispano-Suiza 46CV in the famous Targa Florio road race in Sicily. It was fitted with an exotic body of riveted tulip-wood planking he nevertheless finished in sixth position." Source:
The French Auto Salon in 1921. We enter the "Roaring Twenties" and the golden age of the Grand Palais. Luxury and imagination exhibitors rivals that of the organizers. Music festivals are organized as well as gala dances. In this year, 851 exhibitors presented their new developments. This figure includes builders, bodybuilders, but also accessories whether pneumatic tools or garages. Source:
'Golden Era' racing poster. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza іs а race track located near the town оf Monza, north оf Milan, іn Italy. The circuit's biggest event іs the Formula Оne Italian Grand Prix, whіch has been hosted there since the sport's inception.
Fri Feb 22 2013 17:24:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Christie and Lancia Collide" by Peter Helck (http://www.peterhelck.com/) "Lancia was impatient to get back on course after replacing a tire on lap eight when leading by over 30 miles. He misjudged the speed of the approaching racer Walter Christie. He pulled onto the road in front of the American car, which hit him from behind. Lancia’s two rear wheels took 40 minutes to repair." From: