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Lotus 34 by johnwickart Lotus 34 by johnwickart
1964 Lotus Indy car.
24x14" piece of paper.
Prisma Colors on watercolor paper.
Jim Clark put this car on the pole but his race was short with tire troubles.
This car has an offset suspension which was used by some for about 5 years in the 60's at Indianapolis because of the loads on the outside tires.
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Just nice to see this again. IIRC, the USAC Silver Crown cars use this type of chassis stagger even today as well as least some of the NASCAR race cars as well, particularly the Featherlight modifieds.
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always nice to hear from you. Yes, when I was 10 years old in 1965, I built a plastic model of Jim Clark's winning Lotus. Until that time I wasn't aware of what they were doing with the offset suspension. 
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I think the Lotus 38 might be one of the all-time most modeled car, especially for slot car racing. :)

Dad built three up for 1/24 slot car racing in period. The test car used Heinz Happy Soup labels as part of the livery. :D

That... dates me, I think. No one remembers Happy Soup. I may have starved as a child if not for Happy Soup.

The most infamous one of them, well... ummm... Rat Fink even liked the car....

cryptofwrestling.tumblr.com/po…

The Osterero Brothers in Switzerland sell absolutely drop dead ones now, for whatever reason these guys LOVE Indy cars... but ... well 210 Euros...!?!?!? GAH!

www.ostorero.com/EN/models.php…
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you are right.
Thanks for the links, they brought back the memories.
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ZIDO15 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Great one, man! Although it seems you're making those shades and drop shadows too dark and flat. They could use more texture, strokes or tone in there.
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JosefVonDoom Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome !!!!!!!!!
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, and thank you for the faves !
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livindeadcomics Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
sweet!
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rjayco Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
my my, such beautiful artwork for such a beautiful car.
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much !
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solarstorm9 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! Really realistic
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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Gatter87 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much !
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sadosa96 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing work :)
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
I enjoyed doing this one.
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SD1-art Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great drawing!! I love it, nothing but respect
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
You are very kind.
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SD1-art Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No problem!
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderfully done
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Rita. Very kind of you !
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Wonderful!
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Lyle.
Congratulations as well.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
:)!
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WH2007 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture of an old racer. I love the angle and the photorealistic reflections are really impressive!
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, my friend. I enjoy your work with reflection as well.
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NKellerART Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
awesome work =) I always loved the old racing cars =)
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johnwickart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I was at Indianapolis for the 500 in May and this car was in the museum. It spiked my interest. I was 10 years old when this car raced I do remember it.
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NKellerART Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
you´re very very welcome =)


uh great
would love to see one of these burning fuel on a track ;)
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