Monday, March 27, 2017

Peter "Pete" Hamilton (July 20, 1942 – March 21, 2017) was an American professional stock car racing driver. He competed in NASCAR for six years, where he won four times in his career (including the 1970 Daytona 500), three times driving for Petty Enterprises. (Wikipedia)

Last week we said goodbye to another part of racing history ... and a big part of the legendary Petty racing team. It was drivers like Pete Hamilton that pushed the limits of their cars and themselves, often being the true driving force behind engineering of the cars we own today. So, a big thank you to   the Mr. Hamilton for his contributions as the driver of Petty's #40, both on and off the track. Cheers.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Classic Car-Themed Album Cover #5

I'm not familiar with Amhed Ally's music, but gotta admit, that's a classic album cover. And, really, whatever helps keep the enthusiasm alive and well works for us! (Amhed Ally — Miles More To Go):

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Friday, December 30, 2016

Art Imitating Art, Imitating Life!

The original "Gone in 60 Seconds" is one of Michael's top 5 favorite car chase movies. And, unlike many of the other classics featured in Michael's painting "End of the Line" (right) like "Bullitt", "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" and "Diamonds are Forever", "Gone in 60 Seconds" entire script revolves around the big chase!! It may have been a b-movie. It may have been shot (except for the destruction of cars) on a shoestring budget. It may even had questionable acting. But to this day, it is still one of the most amazing car chase movies ever to grace the silver screen. Remember 1974 ... there was no CGI in sight!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Classic Car-Themed Album Cover #2

Fantastic photo AND album cover ... keeping classic cars front and centre (Nickelback — All The Right Reasons):

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Michael gets inspiration from the world around him. As a car guy, from the start, car chase movies played a big part in further developing his love of the muscle car. "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry", considered by many to be one of the best car chases of the silver screen, had a definite influence on him ... so much so that he set an entire painting featuring, you guessed it, b-body Dodges, "B-Movie Night", at a drive-in theatre, with the now famous cult classic on the big screen ... and reflected in all the windows of the Chargers! 

(Original trailer for "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry")