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2018 Dayton Concourse Poster

2018 Dayton Concourse Poster created by Bob Calaizzi

Cadillac and Jaguar were the featured marques for this year’s concourse. The background context drawing links to the Dayton Historical Society’s Carillon Historical Park where the event is held with the Carillon and the Wright B Flyer that makes a flyover each year. To the left is Deed’s Barn where the “Garage Gang” met to work. Among the inventions to come from the barn was the self-starter for the 1912 Cadillac invented by Charles F. Kettering, (also in the drawing), and the cash register. Of course the Wright Brothers were members of the “Gang” as well. The original poster is 24 x 36 inches. Individually signed 14 x 22 prints $125

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THREE MOST SIGNIFICANT SEAPLANE RACERS OF THE 1920’S

2018 Dayton Concourse Poster created by Bob Calaizzi

A collage of the three most significant Schneider Cup racing seaplanes of the 1920s. The Supermarine at top is the plane that retired the Cup in 1929 after the Italian Macchi would’t start.
The Macchi was the fastest of all with a record 442 mph that stands today. Finally, Jimmy Doolittle, the only American who won the Cup in 1925 flying a Curtiss CS2-2. The top of the Schneider Cup is the drawing to the right of the Supermarine. Print #1 will be in The Champaign Aviation museum.
Numbered, individually signed vertical prints 17×22 @ $150 plus shipping of $10.

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TWO MGAs AND THE ZAPATA RACE TEAM

MANY OF THE ZAPATA RACE TEAM GATHER FOR A “XX” BEER

The piece came to be known as the “beer ad” as it developed around the illustrations of the two MGAs. It just happened the Zapata team mates all were drinking the same beer, Dos Equis. They were standing around the open hood of the number 107 car after the race. I first raced against these folks 33 years ago at Road Atlanta in my MGTD. Some great times and stories.

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A 1954 ALFA ROMEO 1900

THIS ALFA 1900 RAN THE VINTAGE MILLE MIGLIA

These two cars belong a collector and vintage racer from Boston.The 1900 is due to launch on another international rally this year. The Giulietta Spyder in the background is raced regularly in the East and came West to win its group at the 2017 Lake Erie Put-in-Bay race.

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THREE HISTORIC ALLARDS

ONE ALLARD BELONGED TO GENERAL CURTIS LEMAY

These three Allards are in the collection of a retired vintage racer. The piece features his J2X that won first place at the Keenland Concours this year. The top left drawing is his K2 formerly owned by General Lemay in the 50s. The last drawing, Bon doesn’t have any history on, but the owner also raced this car. The drawing is him at Mid Ohio. These were beasts with big American V8s in very stiff British chassis. They took a lot of arm strength and courage to handle.

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THE FIREBIRD MAKES THE MAGAZINES AGAIN

FIREBIRD APPEARS IN THE JANUARY ISSUE OF HEMMINGS MUSCLE MACHINES

Hemmings Magazine once again selected the 1967 Firebird that ran in an earlier issue of their Classic Car magazine. the responses to these two pieces were multiple sales of both the small size prints at $90 and large Giclee prints 18×24 at $275, both plus packing and shipping and tax if applicable. Bob is very honored by their interest

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Bob’s art process is featured in Hemmings Collector

FEATURED IN THE ART AND AUTOMOBILIA SECTION

Bob’s art process is featured in the Art and Automobilia section, p.16 of Hemmings Collector Car magazine’s October 2017 issue .

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