"When Amos Automotive commissioned me for this painting, they only had two requests: keep the piece simple and include both the new and classic Challengers. I chose the wet early morning outside the dealership, because I really wanted to get across the feeling of excitment about these cars. On this early morning, it will take more than a little wet weather to stop these enthusiasts from being the first to take home the new Dodge Challenger. For those fortunate enough to own a vintage model, the chance to see their car in front of the dealership that displays their newest purchase is too much to resist."- MICHAEL IRVINE
Not since the early 70s has the release of a new car sparked so much anticipation and excitement. The rebirth of the muscle car has enthusiasts and collectors putting in their orders months in advance and in some cases, paying over sticker price, just to ensure they are one of the first to own one of these retro styled instant classics.
It's that sense of urgency that has these owners, willing to subject their 440 Six Packs and Hemi Challengers to the rain as they wait patiently on the first delivery day of the 2008 models. It's early, the sun is just cresting over the horizon and the dealership, lit up to show off it's latest release, "opens at 8:00".
[ Featured on the cover of Muscle Car Enthusiast. ]
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|Limited Edition Print||22" x 28" - Limited to 800. (Image size 18" x 24") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality archival paper. Choice of available print number. Indicate top 2-3 choices below (eg #200/800). Last 3 digits of VIN numbers are popular.|
|Artist Proof with Single Custom Done-to-Order Remarque||22" x 28" - Only 20 total APs released. (Image size 18" x 24") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality archival paper. Remarque is "custom, done-to-order" in pencil or painted in watercolor (your choice). Call/email Linda to discuss your Remarque.|
|Artist Proof with Double Custom Done-to-Order Remarque||22" x 28" - Only 20 total APs released. (Image size 18" x 24") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality archival paper. Remarques are "custom, done-to-order" in pencil or painted in watercolor (your choice). Call/email Linda to discuss your Remarques.|
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