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  1. 57 Corvette ~ Bob
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    57 Corvette ~ Bob

  2. georgeg
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 185

    from Il

    A little sepia flavor for this old Plymouth. DSC_3596.jpg
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    Joined: Aug 23, 2010
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    from Latvia

    One-inch Gasser
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  7. robber
    Joined: Nov 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,812

    from Colorado

    ..."she had a twinkle in her eye"... :)
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  8. 32 Spitfire
    Joined: Dec 26, 2008
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    32 Spitfire

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    Coffee Adelaid!e ~ OFF TOPICK!

    David wants to know- WHERE IS IT NOW?

    OLD 'OLDENS.. Why I love 60 SERIES Cadillacs. P1010162.jpg
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  10. smarjoram
    Joined: Jun 18, 2010
    Posts: 117

    from uk

    I'm ashamed to say it's been over a year since I last posted on the FAS. I've been busily jumping between film, photography and art jobs. Here's a brief summary of what I've been up to.
    I've still been doing the Advent sketches (a picture a day in December). The 2017 series were film and tv inspired vintage vehicles...
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    Early in the year I enjoyed watching a good friend getting stuck into his two latest projects - one of the original aluminium-bodied Bill Thomas Cheetahs...
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    ... and something much older - an 1896 Salvesen Steam Car!
    Salvesen S.jpg
    One of the most exciting things last year was an invitation to America to do some iPad sketching at the Mint 400 and Sebring. The Mint was unlike anything I'd ever seen before - as was the desert and Las Vegas. Not the easiest place to sketch on a glass tablet, but I loved all of it - especially the 70s sand rails and buggies which had taken part in the early races...
    Mint08s.jpg Mint09s.jpg Mint21s.jpg Mint22s.jpg
    Sebring saw me looking for shade in the pits - and even race control!
    Sebring06s.jpg Sebring07s.jpg Sebring08s.jpg Sebring11s.jpg Sebring15s.jpg
    Back in the UK, the summer brought a trip to Goodwood as part of Porsche's 70th anniversary...
    P70 RS61 s.jpg
    ... and a brief road trip to the Mallory circuit in a Curtiss-engined Edwardian special...
    Mallory comp s.jpg Monarch s.jpg
    Monarch Jul 01s.jpg
    ... and finally some vintage hot rods at a local hill climb!
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    In the autumn I got some a last bit of sunshine on a 600 mile road trip through France in another Curtiss engined car - a GN cyclecar. If you're not sure what that is, imagine putting a V8 aero engine in a go cart. Then imagine getting chased by an angry escaped cow...
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    There wasn't a lot of room for luggage so I only took a single pen to sketch with...
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    I got one more exciting outing in the year - this time trialling in a friend's 1903 Mercedes. Trialling is a bizarre mix of extreme silliness, adrenaline, beautiful landscapes and wonderful machinery ... and mud, lots of mud...
    Finally December brought the Advent series again. This time, pushed for time, I stuck to brush pen doodles - and rather cheekily made up semi-believable stories about them all. I had a few awkward enquiries from people trying to discover more about the cars but came clean in the end :)
    Auto Art Advent 2018A2 2k.jpg
    I feel slightly embarrassed posting all of these stories in one go. I've had far more fun around cars than any one person deserves - but hopefully you can enjoy the sketches and photos without getting angry about what a ridiculously lucky sod I am. Take a look at instagram and flickr if you'd like to see more photos and drawings of the above trips.

    Attached Files:

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  11. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,418


    upload_2019-1-11_4-54-57.png 1960

    Ever since we started going to Lions Dragstrip, there have been plenty of fast race cars running against each other. We liked the look of the Albertson Oldsmobile, “Lil Rocket” insignia, Fiat Modified Coupe when it showed up in the pits. We were amazed that the same driver, Leonard Harris was able to do so well in both the Modified Coupe and the Albertson Oldsmobile FED race car.

    Back In 1959-60, the Albertson Oldsmobile Dealership on Sepulveda began a part of drag racing history in So Cal. They were prominent in 1960 when Leonard Harris made his historic consecutive top eliminator victories at Lions Dragstrip. That consecutive win streak record and Albertson Olds will always be a bookmark in my memory.

    “ I did not notice the surrounding events going on, but during this same time period, the Albertson Olds FED with Leonard Harris was setting their consecutive, So Cal, win streak record at Lions. It just so happened that on this day, we stopped that consecutive week’s, win streak due to having the track shut down. Record of this shut down has been misprinted in many publications. (It was a C/Gas coupe, not a C/Altered that stopped the streak.)”
    upload_2019-1-11_4-56-18.png From WDIFL
    “The Albertson Oldsmobile dealership was a short distance down Sepulveda Boulevard from Adams' home. Longtime Albertson parts manager Don Farr introduced (Gene)Adams and (Leonard)Harris in early I960, and at Farr's urging, Adams agreed to put his 407-cid Olds engine in Harris' coupe.”

    “The Albertson Oldsmobile Racing team posed for this publicity shot at the Culver City dealership in spring 1960. From left, kneeling, are Gene Adams and Ronnie Scrima; standing, Lou Albertson, Leonard Harris, and sales manager Phil McNab, Albertson Oldsmobile was the first dealership to become a household name among race fans nationwide.”

    “Harris' driving ability and the willingness of Albertson to provide sponsorship in the form of engine parts, paint jobs, and lettering brought the trio together. The Albertson Olds dragster debuted April 24 after Adams' Olds was taken from the Fiat and lowered between the K-88 chassis' huge three-inch by .095-inch frame rails.”

    “The combination of a chassis that worked, abundant reliable horsepower, and a naturally skilled driver clicked immediately. Harris broke Tommy Ivo's San Fernando track record with a 9.30, set top speed of the meet at 163.33 mph, and won the event. He repeated the feat a week later at Lions.”

    “On May 21, they broke it in with a 9.08,163.33-mph pass to begin an amazing string of 12 straight Top Eliminator wins at Lions, then the most hotly contested Top Gas track in the country with fields often in excess of two dozen entries.”

    After only a six month reign of terror, Leonard Harris was killed in another car at Lions in late 1960, Scrima left the team and Tom McEwen took over the driving, beginning a long and successful partnership with Gene Adams.”

    upload_2019-1-11_4-57-30.png August 1960
    After our Lions excitement, we drifted away from the drag race scene during my brother’s recovery. We were sad to see that Leonard Harris was in an accident at Lions in someone else’s FED and did not survive. That was a period of sadness for all those involved.

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    a re-do, sorry, too many errors

    But, since I did not have any racing films that I took from Lions Dragstrip of the Albertson Olds Fiat Coupe, here is one from the 1960 Bakersfield Smokers March Meet:
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  12. @smarjoram

    I was thinking of you earlier in the week and wondering what/how you were doing!!!

    So good to see you back as I love your work!!

    Welcome back!!
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  13. smarjoram,..welcome back ...your work is absolutely perfect, your post today could be the whole Friday Art Show, all your stuff, should inspire everyone .
    ...don't wait so long to post again... I'll post some of my chicken scratch...
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  14. Good show ol' chaps. An inspired review. Here's my last two months, (give or take). Each pic represents a weekend.. Adelaide car scene, all work, bar one, based on-site (plien air for the arty-farts..)





    190109OildownFJ.jpg 181229FJnats6Hcoll.jpg

    Bug In one week.. Adelaide Motorsport Festival the next..

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    "It's going on the trailer.. you've got ten minutes.."

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    This is as close as aussies got to ma Mustang.. Falcon GT. (Pencil on paper).
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
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  15. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,842


    image.jpeg GREEAT START ! I dig panel deliveries !
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  16. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,842


    image.jpeg image.jpeg Couple more !
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  17. smarjoram
    Joined: Jun 18, 2010
    Posts: 117

    from uk

    Thanks for the encouragement! Love your sketches too. I dream of sketching in such a place. One day I'll do a road trip across the backwaters of America, seeking out rusty old trucks to sketch :)
  18. @rusty1 Love the '46 Chevy truck...but I'm a little partial...;)
  19. smarjoram,..thanks, to me it looks like you are living the life! stuff..
    ...I always like everything on the FAS...
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  21. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 740

    Shutter Speed

    Uh, I think that covers a year's absence...or two!
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 893


    4980CF7F-F1BC-4D56-ABB4-607210D9DB24.jpeg Last night’s art session. One shot on a hand saw. Original artist is Vince Ray. this one will hang in my garage
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  23. smarjoram
    Joined: Jun 18, 2010
    Posts: 117

    from uk

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  24. boring-hop-yard
    Joined: Feb 24, 2008
    Posts: 74


    Nicely done folks, this is one of the best Friday Art Shows I have seen for a long time.
  25. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,010


    What a great display of your work. Variety truly is the spice of life and
    you came (back) loaded with it.

    I'm amazed weekly by the art posted, this week is no exception.
  26. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,926

    from Raytown Mo

    Some great stuff this week already! I haven’t done much but here some vaguely related stuff.
    My dads Lincoln the first month I got my iPad a year ago. Thinking about doing a new one now that I have any sort of a clue what I’m doing B8F98661-05A9-48FA-87D3-9051822EF20C.jpeg a quick gap filler. Finks drag nut with a spark plug in his mouth. Not a great photo but you get the idea E86B0929-E3DF-4AE1-84EF-556A9F5858A7.jpeg what’s more traditional than stick welding?

    All I got this week but I’m feeling inspired!
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