For automobile artist John Lander, automobiles are greater than simply transportation: "Some are attractive examples of rolling sculpture. i attempt to do greater than simply draw lovely images of automobiles; I comprise attention-grabbing humans, backgrounds, and check out to set a temper or inform a story." The paintings of years, this selection of Lander's classic automobile artwork contains greater than a hundred colour illustrations with a quick description, together with reviews via the artist, for every photograph.
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The MG elements have been left inventory, with dual S. U. carbs feeding the gasoline to the left aspect of the top and 4 person pipes dealing with the exhaust. to lessen weight from the inventory TD chassis, a chrome-plated body was once designed and built. Joe Silnas, an Indianapolis physique guy, equipped the sleektwo-man aluminum physique over the body. whole, the automobile used to be six hundred kilos lighter than the inventory MG-TD. even supposing the auto was once good inspiration out and wonderfully developed, it by no means lived as much as its capability and disappeared from pageant. — 22 — 1. THE RACING autos “Formula for achievement” I n 1957, Lance Reventlow used to be traveling racecar factories in Europe and nice Britain for an appropriate chassis to race within the 1958 season again in the United States. His ﬁnal cease used to be Brian Lister’s store in Cambridge, England. Brian’s vehicles, powered by way of Jaguar engines, have been successful loads of British activities automobile occasions. Lance desired to purchase a automobile and ﬁt a Chevrolet V8 in it. After traveling the store and trying out the vehicles, he used to be upset with what he observed. At that time, Lance made up our minds to construct his personal motor vehicle, the Scarab. because the in basic terms baby of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton and count number Kurt Von Haugwitz-Reventlow, Lance had no loss of money for his undertaking. Reventlow selected store proprietor Warren Olson as his venture supervisor. Olson had ready racecars for Lance long ago yr or so. Olson’s ﬁrst step was once to rent a crew of racecar builders—Dick Troutman and Tom Barnes. Olson wanted a very strong mechanic/test driving force and ﬁlled this slot with Chuck Daigh. Others concerned learn like a listing of the elite from the racing international. Emil Diedt, famed Indianapolis motor vehicle physique builder, took care of hand-forming the our bodies. The ﬁnal contact was once the gorgeous paint scheme via popular painter/striper Von Dutch. With using via Reventlow and Daigh, the Scarabs had their formulation for achievement. — 24 — This web page deliberately left clean CHAPTER 2 The French Connection D uring the Thirties, French brands and coachbuilders produced what, to me, have been the main attractive automobiles ever. Bugattis and Talbots, bodied by means of Figoni and Falaschi, are between my favorites. The little Amilcar in my “Sidecar” representation is just a pride. — 27 — 2. THE FRENCH CONNECTION “High upkeep” G outte d’eau, “A drop of water,” nature’s ideal aerodynamic form, used to be the foundation for the teardrop coupes by means of Figoni and Falaschi. Talbot-Lago provided the race-bred chassis and Figoni and Falaschi the coachwork. one of many vehicles, a 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS, chassis quantity 90107, used to be bought via the Maharajah of Kapurthala for his daughter. She saved the auto in Paris and great sooner than international conflict II. The Maharani confirmed the auto frequently and gained a prize on the Concours d’Élégance Femina in June 1938. in this time, the automobile was once repainted numerous occasions to check the Maharani’s present costume. the auto in my representation, chassis quantity ninety 106, is presently on show in Peter Mullin’s assortment in Oxnard, California. I had the privilege of traveling the museum in 2012 and was once ﬂoored by means of the automobiles and different paintings deco layout.