Traditional Auto Art Masthead

Oils, acrylics, canvas, board. And brushes, of course.
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1960 Ferrari TR59/60

Fast corner

Based on the 1959 car and modified to comply with the 1960 regulations, this car was driven to victory in the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans by Paul Frère and Olivier Gendebien.

This is a 16" x 28" acrylics on canvas.

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1963 Ferrari 275P

Sunday drive

This was the first rear engine prototype built by Ferrari. It won Le Mans in 1963 at the hands of Italian boys Ludovico Scarfiotti and Lorenzo Bandini.

This is a 16' x 28" acrylics on canvas.

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1965 Cobra Daytona Coupe

Boat race

Built to fight the Ferrari 250 GTO in the Grand Tourism series, this creation of Caroll Shelby enjoyed many successes, including the 1965 12 Hours of Sebring as pictured here, driven by Bob Bondurant and Joe Schlesser. Part of the race was run under the heaviest downpour ever seen at Sebring.

This is a 24" x 36" oils on canvas.

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1967 Ferrari 330 P4

Hard on the throttle

Ferrari's attempt to fight the rising success of Ford's GT40s led to the creation of the P4 for the 1967 season. But after taking the first three places at the Daytona 24 Hours, the P4s were no match for the GT40 MK IV and couldn't so better than second at Le Mans, with this car driven by Michael Parkes and Ludovico Scarfiotti.

This is a 16" x 28" oils on board.

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1967 Ford GT40 MK IV

An all American team

After winning the 1966 Prototype Championship with their MK II, Ford went a step further with their radical MK IV. After winning the 12 Hours of Sebring, they did a repeat at Le Mans by taking the first and fourth places. The winning car, pictured here, was flawlessly driven by Dan Gurney and AJ Foyt.

This is a 24" x 36" oils on canvas.

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Ford GT40 MK I

Baby blue sweet

Ford withdrew from the Prototype competition after their second victory at Le Mans, having proven that they could beat Ferrari on their own grounds. However, privately entered Ford GT40 MK Is competed throughout the next two years for the Sports Car Championship, none with more success than the John Wyer-entered, Gulf-sponsored blue and orange cars. With Ferrari having withdrawn from the prototype division, this car finished first overall in the 1968 Le Mans race, driven by Lucien Bianchi and Pedro Rodriguez, against a tough Porsche contingent.

24" x 36" oils on canvas.

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Ford GT40 MK I vs Porsche 908

Fighting to the end

1969 saw the arrival of Porsche's 917 which ran into the prototype category. But teething problems precluded to none of the early leaders to finish the race. Again against a strong Porsche representation in the lower categories, the same car that had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1968, Ford GT40 MK I, chassis number 1075, won it again in 1969, this time in the hands of Jacky Ixcks and Jacky Oliver. The last hour saw the Ford and the Porsche 908 of Hans Herrmann and Gerard Larousse, the two cars pictured here, swap the lead, sometime several times a lap.

24" x 36" oils on canvas

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1982 Porsche 956

First time is a charm

In answer to the new Group C regulations for 1982, Porsche produced the superbly engineered 956 which swapped the first three places at the Le Mans race, the winning car driven by Jacky Ixcks and Derek Bell.

24" x 36" acrylics on board.

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1984 Porsche 956

Yellow fever

Now in the hands of privateers, Porsche's 917s enjoyed much success in Group C racing. The Joest Racing 956, pictured here, won the Le Mans race with Henry Pescarolo and Klaus Ludwig sharing the driving duties.

24" x 36" oils on canvas.

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1988 Jaguar XJ14

Silk cut cat

Jaguar returned to Le Mans in 1986 for the first time since the late 50s. The first victory was collected two years later, with this XJ14 driven by Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries and Andy Wallace.

24" x 36" oils on canvas.

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1979 Ferrari 312T4

The eyes have it

One of my rare paintings of a Formula 1 car. I tend to do these in digital form. This is Gilles Villeneuve at Monaco in 1979. Transmission failure deprived him of an almost certain victory.

16" x 28" acrylics on canvas.

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