NEW PORSCHE 917

NEW PORSCHE 917

Have steered clear of sculpting a 917 for a long, long time. What with the McQueen film and every artist on the planet painting the famous number 20 car in its GULF colour scheme, I’ve tended to leave well alone. But as with all my latest sculptures if I can find an extra story I can mix into the sculpt and it’s involving, I’ll consider it. So mix an iconic car into a LeMans story involving outrageous speed and risk…. Yep you have my attention. The year 1970. The race, LeMans. The car, Gulf Porsche 917 number 20. 2am, mid race, Mulsanne straight. 225mph! Ten lap lead!, Yes a ten lap lead… and you miss a gear. BANG!!!! Jo Siffert whilst overtaking slower cars missed a gear and blew the engine to bits. At 225mph in the dark. Missing a gear at 50mph on the motorway can be scary enough but can you imagine blowing your engine and dumping oil all over your rear tyres at that speed????

 

A wall mounted edition. Normal large scale. Possibly an edition of just three or four. To be completed early next year. As with all the other ongoing projects, if you would like pricing details and be kept informed on progress, please make contact.