“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 and the legendary men that raced them."- MICHAEL IRVINE
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George Follmer and I were selected to be the drivers, and we came into that program with an aggressive win-or-else attitude.
We had the fastest cars in the 1969 series ... — PARNELLI JONES
Trans-Am was a highly competitive, no-holds-barred, flat-out, fender-bending racing series. These were some of the best American drivers, taking on the toughest North American circuits.
In 1969, Ford brought famed Nascar engineer Bud Moore, along with drivers Parnelli Jones and George Follmer, on board to spearhead the Boss 302 Mustang Team. Race car driver/builder Carroll Shelby also joined the action with his Boss 302, driven by Peter Revson.
1970 would prove to be the greatest year in Trans-Am racing history. Winning five races, Parnelli Jones took victory at Riverside Raceway—once again securing the manufacturer's championship for Ford.
|ABOUT MICHAEL IRVINE'S REPRODUCTIONS||All reproductions are individually hand-signed/hand-numbered by artist Michael Irvine • Accompanied by signed/numbered Certificate(s) of Authenticity • Limited Edition Prints and Artist Proofs are embossed with Michael's Studio Seal.|
|Limited Edition Print||30" x 21" - Limited to 800. (Image size 26" x 16") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. 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||30" x 21" - Only 20 total APs released. (Image size 26" x 16") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. 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 Remarques||30" x 21" - Only 20 total APs released. (Image size 26" x 16") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. Remarques are "custom, done-to-order" in pencil or painted in watercolor (your choice). Call/email Linda to discuss your Remarques.|
|Gallery Edition Canvas (All the detail—twice the size!)||58" x 36" - Limited to 50. Heavy weight, acid free, archival quality canvas. Specialty coating (see About Our Reproductions). North American orders are shipped stretched (gallery wrapped) & ready to hang. Int'l orders shipped rolled.|
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