Within the elite group of men who have driven the scarlet racing cars from Maranello are some of the truly legendary racers. Ferrari has always attracted a special breed of driver. Not simply in terms of wins, or championships, these drivers demonstrated extraordinary commitment, talent and fearless competitiveness that has endeared them to generations of race fans.
Scuderia Ferrari has the longest and most successful sporting tradition of any organisation. Like millions of others around the world, they were special to me as a boy, as a motor racing fan and as an artist. From personal encounters as a young man when I first witnessed the awesome 312Ts in action, to historic events and meetings with enthusiasts who still maintain the old Ferrari 500s, to the ultra high-tech aerodynamic sculptures of the modern era. The Ferrari Legends project represents part of a lifelong obsession with the Scarlet cars.
FERRARI LEGENDS AT FINE ART AMERICA
I have worked for some time on this set of paintings with the goal of creating a personal collection that could also be shared with racing fans everywhere. Now that the original paintings have been scanned by the talented team at Print Mint, in Adelaide, affordable prints of these paintings are now available through Fine Art America. New works are also being added to the series. As this collection grows we will see more from earlier decades, that built the legend, and more of the modern drivers and cars that continue the legacy.
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