ORIGINAL ACRYLIC PAINTING ON BOARD
24" x 18"
As an artist and close friend to both 98 year old Grand National Champions, Bill Tuman& Bobby Hill, better known as the original 'Indian Wrecking Crew'who dominated Flat Track Racing from 1951 through '53. I was at the 2017 Springfield Mile 2 race to witness the three new Indian race team of Jared Mees, Brian Smith and Brad Baker practically dominate the entire race. That day was the inspiration for my painting 'The Legend Continues'. As I struggled with sketching and painting several versions of how I could show the Original Crew in the background, suddenly the idea to paint them in an old tattered black & white photo helped it to come together..
BTW, Bill Tuman was the guest at the 2018 race and thoughly enjoyed hearing the crowd cheer that he had won that race 65 years ealier.