Drawn to Speed: The Automotive Art of John Lander by John Lander

By John Lander

For car artist John Lander, autos are greater than simply transportation: "Some are appealing examples of rolling sculpture. i attempt to do greater than simply draw beautiful images of automobiles; I contain fascinating humans, backgrounds, and check out to set a temper or inform a story." The paintings of years, this selection of Lander's classic motor vehicle paintings contains greater than a hundred colour illustrations with a quick description, together with reviews through the artist, for every photograph.

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Peter Williamson of Greenwich, Connecticut, to be part of his impressive Bugatti collection. Dr. Williamson had the car restored to its original condition and blue color. The car is presently at the Mullin Museum with other fine French automobiles. — 30 — 2. THE FRENCH CONNECTION “Carlos Background” A n unusual Bugatti gets a unique background. In 1936, Parisian Andre Bith bought his third Bugatti. The car was a Type 51 Grand Prix racing model. Bith added cycle fenders and headlights so it could be driven as a road car.

The single seater was not seen again. The original Vanden Plas roadster body from Sherman Stonor’s car was mounted on the chassis. In this form, the car was sold in May 1936. H. Pincent, wrecked the car and it was a total loss. COA 420 is the only one of the seven original Squires that did not survive to the present. — 48 — 3. THE SQUIRE OBSESSION “CLO 5” I n January of 1936, Val Zethrin took delivery of the first long chassis car. The coachwork was built by Ranalah. When the Squire Car Manufacturing Co.

The profile suggested a shortened Atlantic coupe. I wanted a light colored background to contrast with the dark blue car. I decided to do a copy of a pencil and watercolor drawing by Carlo Bugatti. Carlo, Ettore Bugatti’s father, was well known for his ornate furniture designs. The geometric insect stylization was used as a furniture inlay. Like his son Ettore’s automobiles, Carlo’s furniture was individualistic and unforgettable. I felt this pattern made a great background for this racecar coupe combination.

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