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Limited Edition Water Colour Wash Print Lotus 49

$35.00

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Water Colour Wash Print
A Limited Edition of 50 individual water colour sketches on a print of the original artwork of the cars featured in the MaCarArt Outline Series Tee Shirts.
Produced on high quality white water colour paper, each of the 50 pieces is a unique and original work hand painted, signed and numbered by the artist.
These limited edition works include a story card with detailed information of the car featured in the artwork.
They are suitable for framing in all standard  size A4 frames.
This is Jim Clark driving the Lotus-Ford 49 at Zandvoort in Holland on June 4th 1967.  The XV1 Grote Prijs van Nederlands was the first race for this revolutionary Lotus 49 Formula One car and it was successful first time out. Scotsman Jim Clark won by 23.6 seconds from the Brabham-Repco of Australian Jack Brabham
in second place and New Zealander Denny Hulme in another Brabham-Repco in third.
The Lotus 49 was to revolutionise Formula One design and competition in the late Sixties and early Seventies.  Colin Chapman from Lotus had worked with Ford to develop a three litre engine for the new regulations introduced in 1966.
The Cosworth engine, developed by ex- Lotus employees Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth, was the culmination of this project. It was married to the innovative new Lotus monocoque chassis design.
Jim Clark won the opening round of the Formula One World Championship held on New Year’s day 1968 at Kyalami in South Africa in the F1 Lotus-Ford 49. The 3 litre car was demonstrably better than the opposition in this opening event and
it was presumed Jim Clark would go on to clinch the Formula One World Championship in that year.
For the Tasman Series which was held across New Zealand and Australia in early 1968, the Cosworth engine was reduced to 2.5 litres to comply with the regulations for this series and called the Lotus 49T. The Lotus 49T was raced by Jim Clark in
the eight rounds of 1968 Tasman Series during the rest of January and February. Clark won four of the eight rounds which finished in Longford, Tasmania on March 4th 1968, the day he celebrated his birthday turning thirty two years of age.
One month and three days later, on the 7th April 1968, Jim Clark was tragically killed at Hockenheim, Germany competing in a Lotus Formula Two car.
His team mate Graham Hill went on to win the 1968 Formula One World Championship title in the Lotus-Ford 49 with Jackie Stewart finishing in second place in a Matra-Ford.
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Jim Clark and the winning of the 1968 Formula One World Championship by the late, great Graham Hill in the brilliant Lotus 49.

 

From my early childhood days, I have always been fascinated by racing cars and music.  As I grew this passion and fascination developed alongside an emerging ability to draw, paint and play drums.
Life has a way of taking you in many directions over the years with many different outcomes.  Luckily for me I have now been given an opportunity to dedicate time to creating and drawing again.
Immersing myself in studying the greatest and most interesting racing cars and drivers in detail and making artwork which I turn into products that people can enjoy as well is a very rewarding experience.
It is even more rewarding to be able to share some of the benefits and profits from these products by helping other people.
Working with my wife Sue and her wonderful company Sacred by Design is a magic way for us to collaborate and help each other with projects we are passionate about.  Doing the things we love together and watching our endeavours being transformed into something we take pride in that also gives back to others and makes positive change.  It is a great feeling.
Do not wait too long to make the things you have always dreamt of doing into a reality.

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