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#6501 Tim Murray

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:03

The Lotus 12 and the Lotus 16 were both raced as 1.5 litre F2 cars and, with larger Climax engines, as F1 cars.

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#6502 Duc-Man

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 15:41

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I just checked and it hasn't been posted here before. No artist, any ideas?

#6503 TWest

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 16:15

Webfind!
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I just checked and it hasn't been posted here before. No artist, any ideas?


This is, I believe, a David Parsons piece, usually signed (if signed) as Parsons Studio. Gather he moved to England and works out of these. I have a file of his Opel and M-Benz work, as I just discovered him because of stuff pulled from that Russian site, whatever the hell that is called (in English?). Some great stuff, and a lot of this promotional artwork done for the manufacturers.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 17:26

From Autosport January 1959, Copyright as appropriate.
Volpini Formula Junior
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Roger Lund

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#6505 werks prototype

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 17:44

From Autosport January 1959, Copyright as appropriate.
Volpini Formula Junior
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Roger Lund


It is a squat little fellow in cutaway form!

#6506 simplebrother

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 19:17

Webfind!
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I just checked and it hasn't been posted here before. No artist, any ideas?


This is, I believe, a David Parsons piece, usually signed (if signed) as Parsons Studio. Gather he moved to England and works out of these. I have a file of his Opel and M-Benz work, as I just discovered him because of stuff pulled from that Russian site, whatever the hell that is called (in English?). Some great stuff, and a lot of this promotional artwork done for the manufacturers.
Tom West

It was presented in two versions - both doors open and just the passenger door open - I wasn't aware of the illustrator, thanks, Tom. Larger versions are attached.

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#6507 werks prototype

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:21

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1934 Mercedes-Benz W25. Artist unknown

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#6508 werks prototype

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:22

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Mercedes GP engine, 1914. By Vic Berris.

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#6509 werks prototype

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:23

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Mercedes GP engine, 1908. By Siegfried Werner. (Looking a bit like an underground bunker complex to my eyes)

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#6510 Tony Matthews

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:32

(Looking a bit like an underground bunker complex to my eyes)

With two very-high-speed lifts.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 18:24

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1989 F3000 Reynard 89D by JJ Francois.

#6512 werks prototype

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 21:30

With two very-high-speed lifts.


The occupants of which, (when eventually rescued) reported experiencing a series of very loud bangs as well as a general feeling of getting knowhere.

(I'm not really sure how many more analogies could/should be extracted from such a thing, so, probably best to leave it there).

#6513 macoran

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 21:38

The occupants of which, (when eventually rescued) reported experiencing a series of very loud bangs as well as a general feeling of getting knowhere.

but if you knowhere, you should have an idea of where you are going !

#6514 Tony Matthews

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 21:41

but if you knowhere, you should have an idea of where you are going !

In this case, up and down, up and down, and every time you get to the top, the doors are closed...

#6515 macoran

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 21:45

In this case, up and down, up and down, and every time you get to the top, the doors are closed...

good thing we're standing up then, cos otherwise we'd be going left right left right and would probably get dizzy or such !
hehe good thing it's nearly bedtime ! :p

#6516 Tony Matthews

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 21:47

good thing we're standing up then, cos otherwise we'd be going left right left right and would probably get dizzy or such !
hehe good thing it's nearly bedtime ! :p

What will you be doing then, up and down or left right left right?

#6517 macoran

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 21:49

What will you be doing then, up and down or left right left right?

hehe, I'll probably just snore away into dreamland

#6518 Tony Matthews

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 21:54

hehe, I'll probably just snore away into dreamland

That's a good boy!

#6519 werks prototype

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 22:08

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MT4 OSCA. By Theo Page.
Again, also appears (in a contemporary context) in the book mentioned by Ibsen at post #5825 "Sports Racing Cars".

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#6520 werks prototype

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 22:08

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Bugatti's Aluminium GP wheel. Not a cutaway, sadly.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 22:09

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1956 four-cylinder, semi-monocoque BRM P25. By John Ferguson.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 15:46

Sauber C12 1993 by Bruno Betti.

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#6523 helioseism

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 16:48

Vanwall 2.5-litre engine by Berris

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#6524 helioseism

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 16:49

Maserati Tipo 151 by Cavara from the Maserati archives

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 16:51

Surprisingly, this seems to be the first ERA subject we have had on this thread. It's more of a chassis illustration than a cutaway.

1939 ERA E-type chassis by Millar.

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#6526 helioseism

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 17:31

Sunbeams.

1932 4-litre 12-cylinder as rebuilt in 1932 by Cresswell:
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1923 2-litre 6-cylinder supercharged by Ferguson:
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#6527 werks prototype

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 18:13

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Lister-Jaguar. 'Knobbly'. By J. Allington.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 18:14

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Peugeot 307 WRC. By Bertrand.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 18:14

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Ford's 1993-94 Team Mondeo BTCC race car with Cosworth-modified Ford Probe vee-6 engine. By Terry Collins.

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#6530 helioseism

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 18:49

Some upgraded Matras by Roux:

MS7:
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MS120D:
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MS11:
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680:
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670 Long Tail:
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#6531 helioseism

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 18:51

1922 Sunbeam Strasbourg GP by Gordon Crosby

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#6532 werks prototype

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 19:14

Great stuff helioseism! :up:

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 19:16

Great stuff helioseism! :up:


:confused: I don't see anything but the captions

#6534 simplebrother

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 19:20

Maserati Tipo 151 from the Maserati archives

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Wonderful illustration by Giovanni Cavara - thanks for posting
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#6535 werks prototype

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 19:26

Sauber C12 1993 by Bruno Betti.

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Stunning! :eek: But why oh why has he chosen to retain such photographic levels of distortion?

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#6536 helioseism

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 19:59

Wonderful illustration by Giovanni Cavara - thanks for posting
Peter


Thanks for the artist identification!

#6537 werks prototype

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 22:41

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Morgan LIFECar. Profile. Artist unknown.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 22:41

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Lambretta 150. Artist unknown.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 22:42

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Lola T616 Polimotor. By Ray Pioch.

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#6540 ibsenop

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 21:41

Fiat Abarth F3 engine 1993 by Betti (Bruno or Giulio?)

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The magazine's guys had cut the injection trumpets. What a pity!

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#6541 werks prototype

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 22:25

Fiat Abarth F3 engine 1993 by Betti (Bruno or Giulio?)

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The magazine's guys had cut the injection trumpets. What a pity!


Nice nonetheless. I've got a thing about engines at the moment (and constantly on the look out for examples of spiral bevel gear systems, but that is a different story). I'd say Giulio, It's a 50/50 I know!



#6542 werks prototype

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 22:36

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5.3 Litre Jaguar V-12. By Vic Berris.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 22:37

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1926-27, Delage straight-eight, 1.5-litre, GP engine. By Cresswell.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 22:37

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1927 Delage. By Leslie Cresswell.

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#6545 macoran

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 22:38

I'd say Giulio, It's a 50/50 I know!

OK so I'll go Bruno, just checked all their engine cutaways and I find Bruno's to be more sharply lined and defined
As you say it's 50/50, you never know with those Betti boys !

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 22:42

Despite it being a 50/50, I can add one other variable, that is, I am more often wrong than right!

Actually, it is interesting that you mention the lines Marc, I was looking at the colouring and always find it a little 'washed out' with the brother G!

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 23:48

Matra MS5 (?) by John Marsden

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:22

Ferrari Testa Rossa by James Allington
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Out of curiosity, did Allington do a line drawing of the complete 250 TR? I have found that his line drawing of the 250TR engine and transmission posted earlier in the thread is, but for the depth of the sump, identical to what appears in the above drawing. With proper scaling and alignment it can be used to sharpen the color image.

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#6549 Tony Matthews

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 07:31

Al, Jim's working method was to do a line drawing and then add colour, so it is most likely that a line version exists or existed. At the time that he did this cutaway, I only saw him occasionally. I can remember seeing the transmission illustration on his drawing board, but not the engine or car.

Even if I had stayed working for him rather than leaving and eventually working at Motoring News/Motor Sport, I would not have used his method - I personally am not a great fan of coloured linework unless it is much neater, i.e, like Tom Johnson's, and the colour ghosted rather than solid. It is odd in a way, as Jim had some art training, and in the studio there was a photograph of him in RAF uniform, posed as a down-and-out, sitting against a wall, cap held out for change. Either side of him were oil paintings, one a femail portrait, I think, and one, definitely, of a race-horse! I had no art training apart from a few evening classes in life drawing that Jim said I should have, and yet I very quickly decided that if i was going to do colour cutaways they had to be 'proper' paintings. It's all down to taste.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 17:26

Al, Jim's working method was to do a line drawing and then add colour, so it is most likely that a line version exists or existed. At the time that he did this cutaway, I only saw him occasionally. I can remember seeing the transmission illustration on his drawing board, but not the engine or car.

Even if I had stayed working for him rather than leaving and eventually working at Motoring News/Motor Sport, I would not have used his method - I personally am not a great fan of coloured linework unless it is much neater, i.e, like Tom Johnson's, and the colour ghosted rather than solid. It is odd in a way, as Jim had some art training, and in the studio there was a photograph of him in RAF uniform, posed as a down-and-out, sitting against a wall, cap held out for change. Either side of him were oil paintings, one a femail portrait, I think, and one, definitely, of a race-horse! I had no art training apart from a few evening classes in life drawing that Jim said I should have, and yet I very quickly decided that if i was going to do colour cutaways they had to be 'proper' paintings. It's all down to taste.



Tony,
It is interesting hearing your observations on the Allington work and progressions into the color projects a bit later in his career. When I started trying to figure out cutaways and a style of my own, I took pages from magazines and added a 1/8-inch grid, then drew them on top of a 1/4 or 3/8-inch grid, just trying to figure out what you guys did. I worked from some of the US illustrations, starting with the Car Craft drawings, and progressing up to the Clarence LaTourette Goldenrod, and the ultimate, for me in 1966, the Allington Ferrari GTO.
His work remained my favorite until you came along, and I switched to this new wonderkind who jumped into the fray. I hadn't seen much color work over the Allington signature until a bit later, but you had started doing color by that point, it you quickly outstripped his work there (in my opinion, of course).
As I sat her trying to just figure out something that worked for me for the much simpler stuff that was the standard (based on the Car Craft econo-cutaways), I had finally decided (around the mid-80s) that I needed to take a taste of the color side of this stuff. To show my natural abilities here, I took an adult-school class (basic followed by the advanced) consisting of two 4-week sessions (one evening per week). I spend the first three weeks blowing bubbles while there were girls in there who wanted to do the fingernails who were turning out some pretty solid sampes ... and I sat blowing bubbles and couldn't figure out what I was doing. Went home after the course that third week, took all my stuff up to my "studio" (spare bedroom), and had a good stern talk about how my Iwata fine-line brush was incompetent and making me look like a fool. I fired up and tried the basic exercises without a single problem ... and it worked.
There is my experience while you guys were doing the best cutaways in the world. If anyone ever wonders why I hold our Mr. Matthews in such high regard, this experience certainly set that attitude for me.
I think I have a picture of that shrine somewhere ...
Tom West