It's the designers, engineers, manufacturers and visionaries, that created the cars that are now a part of our history, and for some, our present. Had it not been for Nascar and Trans Ams racing rules, forcing manufacturers to make a minimum amount available to the public, these incredible cars would not be around today. In this series, Michael wanted to pay tribute to all those that helped create that history, and in turn, played a part in what has become the collector car culture today.
"A few years back, while at the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum, we were given the chance to visit the Talladega Superspeedway and experience our first live Nascar race. What made it even better for me, was seeing over 70 Aero Warriors take to the track. Had it not been for Nascar's rules to make at least 500 of them available to the public, these incredibly... "A few years back, while at the...Available
“Like most sports car or muscle car owners, I’d love to be able to drive my car on a legendary race track! If I owned a Ford GT, the ultimate driving thrill would be at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. My idea for this painting was to capture that split second when all three GT drivers realize they are re-enacting the actions of the three GT40s as, in 1966, they... “Like most sports car or muscle car...Available
“Race rules dictated, that in order to qualify, a number of cars had to be made available to the public. So, for a lucky few who would own one, Ford built a street version Boss 302. I like the idea of getting behind the wheel of a powerful machine that was originally built to race! In this painting, I wanted to pay tribute to the history of the Boss 302s... “Race rules dictated, that in order...Available
“In doing this painting, I had to decide if it would be a truly historically accurate piece, depicting a single event with a specific car. Or, taking a bit more creative license, creating a day and scene, based on real events, with 5 of Shelby's top performers that may have raced at Le Mans from '63-'67. I decided to take the creative route and... “In doing this painting, I had to...Available