Been really cranking out the work of late in getting ready for the RRDC dinner honoring Mario Andretti at Long Beach. The first piece is of him in his iconic Lotus 79 at Monza. The first time I watched footage of Mario exiting both Lesmo’s he was just scrubbing the Armco like he was dirt tracking at Langhorne or Sacremento. It was wonderful to watch his car control in an effort to get away from Gilles Villeneuve. I’ll have two more pieces coming up commemorating Mario’s fantastic career. One of him putting on a virtuoso performance at the 1987 Long Beach GP. Leading all 95 laps and taking home the victory. Truly a clinic that day. Also I’ll have a painting of him in the Ferrari 312 PB. If any of you are interested in a print of this or the following works let me know as I will have them available as paper or canvas gicleés.

Also, tomorrow at the Dainese D-Store in Schaumburg, IL I will be part of an art exhibition put on by Tony of Analog Motorcycles. Called “Art and Fuel Mixture” Chicago area artists come together to display their passion for all things motorcycle. In addition to this we have created helmets for an auction benefiting the Steel Shoe Foundation. This auction is not for profit and only for the use of raising money for the Steel Shoe Fund. All proceed from the auction will go to the Steel Shoe Fund and their efforts to aiding racers who have been seriously injured while flat track racing. It will be alot of fun and will also help out a great cause too. Stop out to the D-Store tomorrow (Sat, March 15th) to look at some great art and help some really cool people as well. Bidding online ends at 6PM CST. To bid online goto: Look forward to seeing you there!

Mario Andretti; Mario; Andretti; Lotus 79; Monza; Italian Grand Prix; 1978; Alex Wakefield;; RRDC; Safe IS FAST; Long Beach; Formula 1; F1; Ford DFV; Curva di Lesmo; Gulf Oil; JPS; John Player Special; World Champion; Ronnie Peterson; cool car art; Motor Sport Magazine; Nigel Roebuck; James Hunt

Mario Andretti on his way to winning the F1 World Championship in 1978


Nicky Hayden showing his classic flat track style.

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Hayden inspired helmet benefiting the Steel Shoe Fund online auction.

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