Drawn to Speed: The Automotive Art of John Lander

For car artist John Lander, automobiles are greater than simply transportation: "Some are attractive examples of rolling sculpture. i attempt to do greater than simply draw beautiful photographs of vehicles; I contain fascinating humans, backgrounds, and take a look at to set a temper or inform a story." The paintings of years, this number of Lander's classic vehicle artwork contains greater than a hundred colour illustrations with a brief description, together with reviews by way of the artist, for every photo.

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One hundred thirty five — 9 . S T R I C T LY B L AC ok AND WHITE “LM-22” I n the autumn of 1976, the Aston Martin vendors membership positioned out the decision to participants drawn to doing art for the club’s Christmas card that 12 months. I had determined to do a drawing of LM-22, the final manufacturing facility team-racing automobile outfitted sooner than global battle II. LM-22, inbuilt 1936, was once a 2-liter vehicle that got here after the very winning 1. five liter Ulsters raced through the manufacturing facility. i used to be conversant in LM-22, which on the time was once owned by way of the past due Roberts Harrison of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. the cardboard was once good acquired and the membership used to be happy by way of the variety of orders from participants. — 136 — 9 . S T R I C T LY B L AC okay AND WHITE “DB4 GT” A fter the good fortune of the LM-22 Christmas card, the Aston Martin proprietors membership contacted me to do a follow-up for the subsequent yr. They desired to characteristic a postwar vehicle and asked that I draw a DB4 GT. The GT model of the DB4 featured a shorter wheelbase and a warmer engine. The six cylinder engine had a different cylinder head with 12 10mm sparkplugs and dual vendors. The valves have been so huge within the dual cam head that ordinary 14mm sparkplugs wouldn't fit among them. The smaller 10mm plugs have been used in its place on both sides of the valve openings. The finishing contact was once 3 Weber 2-barrel carburetors. The functionality was once impressive. — 138 — 9 . S T R I C T LY B L AC ok AND WHITE “What, No Sleigh? ” A fter seeing my autos for the Aston membership, my associates Charlie Turner and Toby Bergin sought after playing cards for his or her store. Import provider and recovery did quite a lot of Aston paintings, consequently the alternative of an Aston DB6. this actual Aston is a DB6 capturing brake (station wagon to us yanks). i assumed Santa and the elves could savour front skis, so I went with it! — one hundred forty — 9 . S T R I C T LY B L AC okay AND WHITE “Built to Scale” O n my moment card for Import provider, I’ve proven Santa at paintings. St. Nick is placing the finishing contact on a scale version of an Aston DB3S coupe. The very infrequent 3S coupe was once the closed model of the factory’s open DB3S racing vehicles. I had a good time doing the playing cards and think they seem to be a sturdy instance of my black and white paintings. — 142 — 9 . S T R I C T LY B L AC okay AND WHITE “Leonidis” T his vehicle and its proprietor, Miles Collier, seemed in one other part, Heroes and Their automobiles. This drawing indicates the auto because it seemed at Le Mans in 1939. The physique used to be naked aluminum at the present. the one colour used to be a small American flag at the hood. the image indicates a tender Miles Collier proudly posing together with his certain MG distinct. i've got constantly cherished this little vehicle and felt a black and white drawing could exhibit it to complete virtue. — one hundred forty four — 9 . S T R I C T LY B L AC okay AND WHITE “Cadillac Allard” N umber 14 was once the first Allard to be powered through a Cadillac V8 engine. Tommy Cole, an Englishman dwelling within the U. S. , felt the flathead Ford engine within the early Allards was once underpowered. Cole proceeded to reserve a J2 Allard with out an engine to be brought to Frick-Tappet automobiles in manhattan.

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