For car artist John Lander, autos are greater than simply transportation: "Some are attractive examples of rolling sculpture. i attempt to do greater than simply draw beautiful photos of vehicles; I comprise attention-grabbing humans, backgrounds, and take a look at to set a temper or inform a story." The paintings of years, this number of Lander's classic motor vehicle artwork comprises greater than a hundred colour illustrations with a quick description, together with reviews by way of the artist, for every photo.
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Five liter Ulsters raced via the manufacturing unit. i used to be acquainted with LM-22, which on the time used to be owned by way of the overdue Roberts Harrison of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. the cardboard used to be good got and the membership was once happy by means of the variety of orders from participants. — 136 — 9 . S T R I C T LY B L AC okay AND WHITE “DB4 GT” A fter the luck of the LM-22 Christmas card, the Aston Martin vendors membership contacted me to do a follow-up for the subsequent yr. They desired to function a postwar vehicle and asked that I draw a DB4 GT. The GT model of the DB4 featured a shorter wheelbase and a warmer engine. The six cylinder engine had a different cylinder head with 12 10mm sparkplugs and dual vendors. The valves have been so huge within the dual cam head that ordinary 14mm sparkplugs wouldn't ﬁt among them. The smaller 10mm plugs have been used as a substitute on both sides of the valve openings. The ﬁnishing contact used to be 3 Weber 2-barrel carburetors. The functionality used to be impressive. — 138 — 9 . S T R I C T LY B L AC ok AND WHITE “What, No Sleigh? ” A fter seeing my vehicles for the Aston membership, my neighbors Charlie Turner and Toby Bergin sought after playing cards for his or her store. Import carrier and recovery did rather a lot of Aston paintings, accordingly the alternative of an Aston DB6. this actual Aston is a DB6 capturing brake (station wagon to us yanks). i presumed Santa and the elves might delight in front skis, so I went with it! — a hundred and forty — 9 . S T R I C T LY B L AC ok AND WHITE “Built to Scale” O n my moment card for Import carrier, I’ve proven Santa at paintings. St. Nick is placing the ﬁnishing contact on a scale version of an Aston DB3S coupe. The very infrequent 3S coupe used to be the closed model of the factory’s open DB3S racing autos. I rejoiced doing the playing cards and suppose they're a solid instance of my black and white art. — 142 — 9 . S T R I C T LY B L AC okay AND WHITE “Leonidis” T his vehicle and its proprietor, Miles Collier, seemed in one other part, Heroes and Their vehicles. This drawing indicates the auto because it seemed at Le Mans in 1939. The physique was once naked aluminum at present. the one colour was once a small American ﬂag at the hood. the image exhibits a tender Miles Collier proudly posing together with his exact MG designated. i've got continuously cherished this little vehicle and felt a black and white drawing may express it to complete virtue. — a hundred and forty four — 9 . S T R I C T LY B L AC okay AND WHITE “Cadillac Allard” N umber 14 used to be the ﬁrst Allard to be powered through a Cadillac V8 engine. Tommy Cole, an Englishman dwelling within the U. S. , felt the ﬂathead Ford engine within the early Allards was once underpowered. Cole proceeded to reserve a J2 Allard with out an engine to be brought to Frick-Tappet cars in manhattan. Cole then waded throughout the forms at GM to get a brand new V8 Cadillac engine. With the Cadillac engine put in, Cole started profitable races straight away. After this, it turned commonplace perform to shop for Allards sans engine and set up a tremendous American V8. — 146 — This web page deliberately left clean CHAPTER 10 initial Drawings I felt readers may well get pleasure from additional info at the early paintings that is going into my illustrations.