Artist: Jane G. Bready
Featuring: Mario Andretti, Brian Redman, Dan Gurney and Vic Elford
Dimensions: 14″ x 20″
Edition of 500 numbered prints.
One of the most hotly contested races in the history of the Sebring 12 Hour Race was run, pitting the legendary Mario Andretti against the upstart team of actor Steve McQueen and partner Peter Revson. McQueen’s upcoming role in the feature film “LeMans” motivated him to campaign his “little Porsche” 908 against a seemingly invincible field of the world’s greatest cars and drivers. As the field thinned, the team of McQueen and Revson found themselves battling it out for the win as the race closed to it’s final thirty minutes.
After 227 laps, Andretti’s #19 Ferrari 512 S was forced to retire due to gearbox problems. Mario literally jumped into the team’s #21 Ferrari and drove “like a man possessed”, crossing the finish line for the win just scant seconds ahead of the McQueen-Revson Porsche. Following this race, the bonding company for the movie forced McQueen to stop racing, much to his dismay. However, the “little Porsche” #48 was used as the camera car for the on-track race sequences in the film.
As far as we have been able to determine, a lithograph print depicting a scene from this race has never been previously produced. Freck’s Auto Art, in association with the artist, conducted extensive research and the decision was made to commission a painting and memorialize this great moment in racing history. The edition is strictly limited to 500 signed and numbered prints. Featured drivers and cars include Andretti in the #21 Ferrari 512 S, the #48 Porsche 908 of the McQueen-Revson team, Brian Redman’s #14 Gulf Porsche 917, Dan Gurney in the #35 Matra-Simca MS 650, and Vic Elford in the #16 Porsche 917.
The prints are being printed on #100 pound premium acid-free archival stock. The overall dimensions are 14″ x 20″, a “small format” print which will look especially nice when matted and framed. The print also features a special “artist remarque” portrait of Steve McQueen. Autographed copies include a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Autographed by Andretti, Elford, Gurney, & Redman $199.95
- Unsigned Artist Proof $54.95
- Limited Edition Print $99.95
- Framed – Autographed by Andretti, Elford, Gurney, and Redman (Currently out of stock – contact us if interested in a custom-framed print) All packing, insurance, and Shipping and Handling charges at exact cost will be the responsibility of the purchaser of the framed print.