ColaizziDesign was founded by Bob in 2002, following the sale of his corporate annual reeport and financial communication design firm of more than 40 years. Bob’s son Tony is a close collaborator, specializing in graphic design and branding. His original music is also found on his link in this site.
Following retirement Bob designed Art Deco furnishings and then transitioned to his favorites; illustrating automobiles and aircraft. He has exhibited in several Concours d’Elegance galleries including: The Dayton Concours, and was awarded second place in 2016; the Cincinnati Concours (formery Ault Part), where he was featured artist for 2016; and the Keenland Concours where he was awarded second place in 2017.
Bob was named to create the poster for the 25th anniversary of the Collier Cup for MGs at Watkins Glen, and the 2015 and 2000 posters for, “Alfas at the Glen” and eight consecutive posters for the Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion.
The pieces you see on this site are created by first doing a detailed pencil drawing that is then scanned into a computer, and rendered in “digital paint,” a process that mirrors a watercolor technique. As many as fifty layers of opaque and tranparent paint (taking about as may hours), produce the original art you see here,
Bob Started racing 32 years ago in a 1950 MGTD; then on to an Alfa Giulietta, an Alfa Duetto, three Elvas for an owner, a Lotus Super Seven, an Alfa GTjr and now a black Alfa Spider #80 (his age when he started racing it in 2016. Bob Is also a pilot currently learning aerobatics in a Citabria. Bob soloed an Aeronca Champ in 1962, earned commercial, instrument and multi-engine ratings. Bob is till a 50s hot rodder at heart as seen here with his 1932 “old school” Ford roadster and a former Alfa race car.
Listen to Bob’s Podcast Interview on CARS YEAH NOW!