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The Wood Brothers by johnwickart The Wood Brothers by johnwickart
Colored Pencils on Bristol Smooth
14x20 inches.
The Wood Brothers invented the modern pit stop. They were brought in to do the pit work for the 1965 Lotus team of Jim Clark. Did they win the race for him, no. They got him in and out of the pits quickly and with out error. Clark and Chapman and the mechanics did the rest. Here is a link describing the 1965 Indy 500 pit work. It was kindly sent to me by Aya-Wavedancer.
www.racinginamerica.com/conten…

They were always modest and a class act. Drivers over the years for the Wood Brothers included; Tiny Lund, Dan Gurney, Cale Yarborough, A.J. Foyt, David Pearson, Neil Bonnet and Trevor Bayne. The cars in the background are the 1965 winning Indy Lotus and what might be the most famous Stock Car of all time, the 1971 Mercury Montego driven by AJ Foyt and  David Pearson. Leonard Wood is in the foreground.
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:iconzido15:
ZIDO15 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
wow, awesome dynamics.
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:iconjohnwickart:
johnwickart Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
This is one of my favorite drawings .
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:iconzido15:
ZIDO15 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Artistic and aerial indeed.

...powered by Good year :D :D
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
And the drawing is very good, too!
Not just the composition! :lol:
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Well!
Very interesting composition! It works very well. I don't think i would have the guts to try it.
But it illustrates what you're getting at very well.
That's a great piece of work! :clap:
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013

A 'good' pit stop at Indy was less than one minute at that time. The first pit stop fuel only was timed at 17.9 seconds. The second fuel only stop was 24.9 because there was less fuel pressure in their gravity feed system. The car needed no tire changes, but the Woods made sure the rims and spinners were carefully prepared for that possibility. Tread depth was also checked during that pit stop.

 

BTW, the Lotus 82 had a 58 gallon fuel tank. Wood felt it could optimally fill the car in about 15 seconds- meaning they had a 4 gallon a second fuel rig. :)

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:iconjohnwickart:
johnwickart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your usual succinct and accurate insight into  this subject. May I put a link in the description of this drawing to your comments?
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Sure- here's a good link with some of the Wood brothers' recollections as well:

blog.ims.com/2011/05/03/where-…
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:iconjohnwickart:
johnwickart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for you kindness and insight. You are a much valued source of very interesting information.
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:iconaya-wavedancer:
Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013

Gah! Lotus 38!!!! ^_^

 

Dad raced a 1/24 slot car BITD of one of those. Had a T-Car in a Heinz Happy Soup livery- got the label off one of my cans, and then the white and orange race car. Built a Black one for a friend.

 

They were VERY popular for those purposes BITD, no real body, all chassis. :)

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DanielAndresen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
GREAT WORK!!!!!!!!!
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:iconjohnwickart:
johnwickart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Daniel !
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
great artwork, John!
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:iconjohnwickart:
johnwickart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Rita,
Thank you very much !
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very welcome, John :D
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:iconlyle462:
Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Excellent work John!
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:iconjohnwickart:
johnwickart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Lyle,
Are you back in the States ?
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:iconlyle462:
Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
You bet. Yes, we got home late Saturday night. Back to work this morning. Two months and I retire from the Air Force. Time to start job hunting.
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:iconjohnwickart:
johnwickart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many good lucks, my friend !
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:iconlyle462:
Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Thank you. I appreciate it.
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:iconpropellorhead:
Propellorhead Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!  I think its great that youre sharing the story behind the cars and the people.
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:iconjohnwickart:
johnwickart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
I grew up watching these guys. 
They were always so modest and gracious.
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:iconscutum20:
Scutum20 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks fantastic! Nice work :)
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:iconjohnwickart:
johnwickart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much !
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:iconmrpalaces:
Mrpalaces Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Very nice piece, and thanks for sharing their history.
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:iconjohnwickart:
johnwickart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
It was my pleasure.
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:iconjonny683:
Jonny683 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome artwork!!
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:iconjohnwickart:
johnwickart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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