Bobby Allison is known for his success in NASCAR but he once raced a Datsun 510 as a guest driver. In the 1972 Laguna Seca Trans Am 2.5 Challenge, he drove the guest #85 car for Peter Brock’s BRE Datsun team. The car has had several minor changes from year to year. This painting features Bobby in the paddocks of Laguna Seca in his authentic racing suit and the BRE is in its authentic livery and configuration for this race.
This painting is completely original image made from many hours of research and is a composite of dozens of images. The intent is to create or re-create a moment that could have existed. To my knowledge, there is no image that exists representing this moment,
Snowboarding Forbidden Here
(Art as preservationist)
Here is me holding a tiny photo of the painting by the same name.
It features a snowboarder jumping in front of the famous Eley Motor Co. faded sign with a Frontside grab.
The painting includes written titles of ski runs in the Park City/Deer Valley area that do not allow snowboarding.
(It's a subtle jab at the establishment. Snowboarders like that kind of stuff.)
The Eley Motor Co. handpainted sign was on the north-facing wall of the former Kimball Arts Center building.
Gray Hospital Style Painted Wall ... Shown in the background of this image.
The sign was viewable from the entry of hashtag#Davanzas Restaurant on Park Avenue.
The building has been acquired and renovated and the awesome sign has been painted over.
Worth Preserving ... I have done three paintings that feature this sign.
It was a part of early Park City history that had a level of decay that made it the very best example of vintage hand painted signs in the area.
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My friends at High West Distillery holding my featured painting National Garage. The High West Distillery is housed within the old National Garage building located just off Main Street in Park City. It features elements of this building as well as some other Park City ephemera. The horseshoe is hung correctly so that the good luck stays intact. 40x30 Acrylic on Canvas Framed