Today we take a bit of a sharp turn if you will from the norm. As an artist, my "go to" style has been creating more tropical and South Florida inspired art. However, I find inspiration in many things and sometimes just want to make something cool. Sometimes I find it just as amusing to research what I am painting, then actually painting it. My dad has always been a race fan and has owned some pretty unique exotic cars. From that, I developed a passion for racing and automotive history. More specifically European automotive design and the infamous Le Mans series. For me, it was never about how fast, It was more about how well-designed the automobile was. I guess the artist I is hard to subdue no matter what the circumstance. I plan on doing an entire Le Mans series of all the winning cars pre-1980s. More to come.
This is the Ford GT40. It is a high-performance endurance racing car based on the British Lola Mk6. The range was powered by a series of American-built engines modified for racing. The GT40 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times, from 1966 to 1969. In 1966, with Henry Ford II personally in attendance at Le Mans, the Mk II GT40 provided Ford with the first overall Le Mans victory for an American manufacturer, and the first victory for an American manufacturer at a major European race since Jimmy Murphy´s triumph with Duesenberg at the 1921 French Grand Prix. The Mk IV GT40 that won Le Mans in 1967 is the only car designed and built entirely in the United States to achieve the overall win at Le Mans. It became known as the for Ferrari Killer.
Thank you for reading and please consider upvoting this post, following me, and leaving a comment. If you're looking to go the extra mile in helping me on my journey, also please consider a re–steem so I am able to reach your audience. The steemit community means the world to me and I look forward to posting daily content with all of you.