From Michael's five favorite car chase movies, to paintings that take a different look at the cars with the star power and the routes that made them famous, this series captures chases from the big (and small) screen. The scenes may be familiar, but the viewpoints have changed, the details enhanced and sometimes, the modern day counterparts included!
“I wanted to create a piece that was a fusion of the machine with the iconic location of the cartoon character it was named for. I chose to replace the animated Road Runner, with Plymouth’s version — putting real cars in an environment based on the imaginary setting of the cartoon. I didn’t want to recreate the cartoon, but bring some of its elements into... “I wanted to create a piece that was...Available
"I had been doing a lot of research — watching the movie Bullitt again and again for inspiration — while painting “DODGE N’ A BULLITT”. In January, we were in Arizona for Barrett Jackson and took a couple days to see Sedona and the Grand Canyon, and ended up on a short stretch of Route 66. When HoonDog Events approached me to create a commemorative... "I had been doing a lot of research —...Available
"It [Bullitt] is definitely my favorite car chase movie. How could it not be? All the elements come together to create the scene, kind of like the way a painting comes together for me — the title, the setting and the cars. In the movie, it's the characters, the cast, the story line, the scenery and the sound track (cars and music).With this painting, the... "It [Bullitt] is definitely my...Available
"Of all the movies that I've seen that involve a high speed chase — and I've seen a lot, these 5 chases are my favorite. I always enjoy watching American muscle cars elude the authorities through high-speed pursuit, spectacular stunts and incredible crashes, as they are pushed beyond their limits. But, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an... "Of all the movies that I've seen...Available
"This painting was as fun to create as it was challenging. I really wanted to be true to the movie and the time period, while incorporating not only the car itself, but also the spirit of the 2001 Bullitt. Taking the scene from the opposite side of the street, gave me the opportunity to give the viewer a different perspective. It also allowed me to show... "This painting was as fun to create...Available
"Whenever I see a green '67 or '68 Mustang fastback, I immediately, and without thinking, conjure up images of Lt. Frank Bullitt piloting his Mustang down the streets of San Francisco in pursuit of the menacing 1968 Charger. I can't help it. It just happens! From the first time I watched the movie, "Bullitt," I thought to myself ... "That looks like fun.... "Whenever I see a green '67 or '68...Available