This illustation of the iconic Cobra was created in CorelDraw by the talented (Pam says so) K.B.Graser. It won the June 2006 Design Contest at www.dimagemaker.com.
This is an illustration of the 1964 Cobra Coupe that won the GT Class at the 1964 Le Mans 24 hour race. It was driven by Dan Gurney and Bob Bondurant. They managed to defeat their main competitor the Ferrari 250 GTO.
The Testa Rossa, which first ran at the 1957 Nürburgring 1,000km, is Ferrari’s most celebrated racing car ever. Review the individual histories of these cars, from the first prototype of 1957 to the final 330 TRI/LM that was completed in 1962, and it stands as an honor roll of major international competitions, only beginning with Le Mans, captured by any worldly famous driver of the era you care to name.
Today, a documented Testa Rossa is worth millions. These don't come up for auction very often, only 34 were made, but the one sold in 2011 for $16.4 Million
I figured the only way I was going to get one is to do an illustration, so here it is.
The mid-engined Chaparrals, built from 1963 through 1970, are among the most iconic sports-racing cars ever built. The cars are significant for a number of reasons. First, they were cutting edge. Chaparral founder Jim Hall pioneered aerodynamic developments such as wings and ground effects, as well as alternative forms of construction.
At the dawn of the inaugural Can-Am series in 1966, Hall turned up with the outlandish-looking 2E, with its full-width wing perched four feet six inches above the ground. This was the first racing car to be fitted with a movable wing that directly fed the aero loads into the suspension uprights,
I was at Road America, for the Can Am race, when this car showed up. Everyone was wondering, what is this?. I have loved the look of this car ever since. I had to do an illustration of it. It was also a challange for me because the car is white.
The Maserati Tipo 61 (commonly referred to as the Maserati Birdcage) is a sports racing car of the early 1960s. The car was produced between 1959 and 1961 by Maserati for racing in sports car events including the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance classic. It used an intricate tubular space frame chassis, containing about 200 chro-moly steel tubes welded together, hence the nickname "Birdcage". This method of construction provided a more rigid and, at the same time, lighter chassis than other sports cars of the time. By recessing the windscreen base into the bodywork, Maserati was able to reduce the effect of new Le Mans rules demanding a tall windscreen. Despite being very competitive, the Birdcage was somewhat unreliable and occasionally retired from many races due to problems with the drivetrain.
I have always loved the look of this car so I had to do an illustration.