Drawn to Speed: The Automotive Art of John Lander

For car artist John Lander, autos are greater than simply transportation: "Some are appealing examples of rolling sculpture. i attempt to do greater than simply draw beautiful images of autos; I contain attention-grabbing humans, backgrounds, and check out to set a temper or inform a story." The paintings of years, this number of Lander's classic vehicle artwork comprises greater than a hundred colour illustrations with a brief description, together with reviews by way of the artist, for every photo.

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A few humans contemplate it the simplest activities automobile ever equipped. based on those that recognize, the two. nine drives like a post–World warfare II motor vehicle, now not a prewar. the two. nine liter engine is made of 4-cylinder blocks with a one-piece cylinder head and overhead camshafts. superchargers pressurize the fuel-air mix. The engine is fixed in a chassis with self reliant suspension, entrance and rear. this mixture is able to speeds of a hundred twenty five mph or higher. The first highway race at Watkins Glen in 1948 was once received via a 2. nine coupe pushed by way of Frank Griswold. Phil Hill, the first American international champion driving force, raced a 2. nine Mille Miglia roadster early in his profession. In my representation, the woman within the 2. nine attempts to take advantage of her charms to get out of the price tag, for parking subsequent to the most obvious fire hydrant. The officer appears to be like contemplating his concepts. — 126 — 8. OTHERS “MG Autumn” W hat can be higher on a sunny day within the fall than a experience on your MG? With the pinnacle and windshield down, this couple is getting the whole wind within the hair, insects within the the teeth event. The MG-TC proven the following used to be almost a similar vehicle that was once being outfitted in1939 whilst the struggle close motor vehicle creation down. The TC used to be the auto that brought such a lot americans to the activities automobiles. this is often the auto that confirmed us that automobiles might be greater than simply an equipment to maneuver us from element A to indicate B. The TC sits low to the floor, with tall 19" twine wheels with knockoff hubs. The steerage wheel is at the correct; no export types have been outfitted till the TD went into construction. The engine is a four-cylinder pushrod overhead valve unit. Horsepower produced is barely fifty four. the auto weighs in at a little bit over 1,800 kilos. With sturdy use of the fourspeed gearbox, functionality is passable. With an open street and the wind dashing through, not anything bargains extra motoring leisure. — 128 — 8. OTHERS “Road try out record” T he very infrequent British Alta was once the results of one man’s imaginative and prescient and fervour to convey it to fruition. The first Alta was once inbuilt a solid in 1927. Geoffrey Taylor, in his spare time with restricted cash, was firm to construct his dream motor vehicle. Taylor designed the engine, made his personal wood styles, and farmed them out to neighborhood foundries. He hacksawed the crankshaft and connecting rods from reliable billets. Legend states that he saved a duplicate of conflict and Peace open to learn as he sawed away. He drove his first motor vehicle tough in lengthy distance trials and used to be fairly winning. Taylor organize a small manufacturing facility and started restricted construction among engineering jobs. the auto in my representation is among the 2-liter, supercharged types outfitted simply ahead of global conflict II. Taylor produced 18 activities automobiles and a number of other single-seat racing autos. I’ve pictured Taylor status via the auto as a happy driving force reviews on his highway try out. The Alta is a brilliant instance of the activities vehicles outfitted by means of small brands in England among the wars. — a hundred thirty — 8. OTHERS “Targa Jamaica” W rooster I went to Jamaica in 2004 for my niece Happy’s marriage ceremony, I had no plans to do an image like this. I quickly discovered her new husband Matt used to be an avid Porsche admirer.

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