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#12701 werks prototype

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 23:26

Cutawayland,
I thought you might like to see a bit of promotion for our work on another site, this being the Insider column by Phil Burgees at the NHRA website. We had talked about various things over the years, but I think this was better than I had thought it was going to be.
The article is a review of my work in drag racing, using various major cutaways that I selected, with the stories behind them. Might make an interesting read if you like that sort of thing.
Check it out here .. there will be more. No new stuff, so you have seen it all here before.

http://nhra.com/blog/dragster-insider/

Thanks,
Tom West


It's an informative read, Tom. I enjoyed the description of your early enlargement technique. As well as the associated perils of the deli slicer method!

But it's particularly nice to see the level at which your work is esteemed by your colleagues. :up:


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 23:42

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Supercharged M.G. Magnette. Artist, Max Millar.

#12703 TWest

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 23:52

It's an informative read, Tom. I enjoyed the description of your early enlargement technique. As well as the associated perils of the deli slicer method!

But it's particularly nice to see the level at which your work is esteemed by your colleagues. :up:



Thanks, Mark.
Consider that there haven't really been many guys doing 'hot rod" cutaways for the last 30 years or so, and my stuff starts to take on a bit of value above its normal level. Sort of big fish-small pond stuff. Still fun when I can actually work on them, and I have some Bonneville stuff sitting that I just can't do now because of the back and hip pains. If I can solve that, I am hoping I can get my concentration back.
There will be a second in the series next week, so I hope those help a bit, too.
Thanks, again.
Tom West

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 15:40

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M.G. P-Type Midget. Artist, Max Millar.

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4-6-2 Steam Locomotive. Artist, Unknown.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 15:43

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M.G. Two-Litre. Artist, Max Millar. (What a beautiful design).

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British Hovercraft Corporation SR-N4. Artist, unknown.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:18

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M.G. Two-Litre. Artist, Max Millar. (What a beautiful design).

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British Hovercraft Corporation SR-N4. Artist, unknown.

MG Two litre colour version
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#12707 CVA

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:22

another mg:the 1,5L by Max Millar
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#12708 simplebrother

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 18:32

It's an informative read, Tom... it's particularly nice to see the level at which your work is esteemed by your colleagues. :up:


Hear, hear! Righto! Amen.
Thanks for all, Tom.

For this visit, several race cars from various 1958 issues of the Eagle...
First, a Porsche 718 RSK by John Walkden Fisher.
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Then a Ferrari Dino 246, also by Fisher.
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Then an Aston Martin DBR 1/300, again by Fisher.
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Next a BRM P25 by L Ashwell Wood.
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And last the Lotus 15 also by Wood.
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#12709 tbolt

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 17:38

When I opened the TNF earlier I got this, New Look ? It's awful.

#12710 Tony Matthews

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 18:16

I wonder if its got anything to do with the fact that multiple images are lined up vertically, rather thq an horizontally. This must use more space. I don't like it much, and it looks so much like every other bloody forum, so I hope we keep what we have and perhaps sort the image layout.

#12711 MCS

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 19:55

We had plenty of aircraft before. Let's go a bit bigger!

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I like that.

Does anybody have any R101 cutaways? No morbidity here (obviously), just curious, as I noticed to my total dismay the other day that they seem to be dismantling one of the Cardington sheds. I sincerely hope I am wrong. In any case I thought they were "protected" - whatever that means... :confused:


#12712 Tony Matthews

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 22:03

I noticed to my total dismay the other day that they seem to be dismantling one of the Cardington sheds. I sincerely hope I am wrong. In any case I thought they were "protected" - whatever that means... :confused:

Panic not! I have already mentioned this in the Technical forum, the second (technically first!) shed is being re-built, not dismantled.

http://forums.autosp...w...4782&st=600

Edited by Tony Matthews, 11 June 2013 - 22:05.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:31

Panic not! I have already mentioned this in the Technical forum, the second (technically first!) shed is being re-built, not dismantled.

http://forums.autosp...w...4782&st=600


Thank goodness for that - thanks Tony!

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 14:32

Boeing AH-6 by Tim Hall, enjoy.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 18:35

Quite mundane compared to a big airship or some Eagle cutaways, but here's a cutaway - artist unknown - of a Rohloff internally-geared bicycle hub

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 21:00

Looks a little like the work of L.C.Cresswell. The hand behind those beautifully illustrated 'The Grand Prix Car' volumes.

How much did it sell for?

#12717 Tony Matthews

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 21:55

Quite mundane compared to a big airship or some Eagle cutaways, but here's a cutaway - artist unknown - of a Rohloff internally-geared bicycle hub

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Well there's something very odd about that...

#12718 rory57

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 19:21

Well there's something very odd about that...


Even the excellant animation http://www.rohloff.d...ease/index.html obscures how the semi-tracked roller bearing works.

#12719 simplebrother

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 13:09

Even the excellant animation http://www.rohloff.d...ease/index.html obscures how the semi-tracked roller bearing works.


Here is a larger, color version of the same drawing - the color, while possibly attractive, didn't help me a bit in understanding how it works.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 21:23

Mclaren MP4-5B by Giorgio Piola.

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#12721 TWest

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 00:31

I had a bit of a special request for a few of the US types of cars, as they are a bit different from all of the Euro car illustrations that are the bulk of what goes up here, so we will see a few more from my files ...
The start will be a piece by Jack Ashcroft, the only one of his pieces that I have. This is a Hot Rod Simca, which is pretty unusual for over here, as most of these things utilize a Fiat body rather than the Simca. The car was introduced in 1976, and was built to be a real handling car on the Street Rod Show circuit over here. They used to take this 555 Automotive Coupe to all of the Street Rod Nationals and put it into competition in the gymkhana events, and it completely dominated ... so much so that if it was there it was tough to get other cars entered.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 00:37

This illustration was done for the dealership that sponsored the Ed Lenearth Holy Toledo Jeepster Funny Car. I have only seen one other piece by Brian Bolik, but this is one of those strange cars that show up on occasion, so you have to love it. Lenearth had challenged all of the factory teams by creating a World War II style Jeep funny car to run against all of the highly funded factory teams, and was very competitive ... the car had a minimal frontal area, so it was pretty effective. The Jeep body was banned, so Lenearth got the dealership to sponsor his bright yellow Holy Toledo Jeepster. He ran it high-gear only, so it would pretty much get taken off the line, and then go by in the lights. These were run on the ragged edge, so the look of the car going through the lights ... looked like a 200mph hay bail on fire at times.
The roadster bodies of all types were eventually banned, so the Toledo ended up as a Sand dragster for many years.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:58

The next piece is one of those hand-built hot rod sports cars that were created here when all the real sports car guys were bringing in the Ferraris, Maseratis and the like. This piece by Bob Thatcher shows one of those kit sports cars, the Devin SS from 1959.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:01

This is another piece from Bob Hatcher out of 1963. This is one of the Sports Specials from that era, but with a twist ... the Dolphin-Porsche.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:35

The last piece of American iron for the evening is one of the classic Salt Flats LSR cars. Mickey Thompson was pretty much the definition of a hot rodder, starting in Drag Racing, and ending up with some of the coolest projects on the lakes and off-road besides. This is the early version of the 4-englned Challenger I, intended to hit the World Land Speed Record. Don't think they ever really got it ... one way, but not the two-way speeds that were reuquired. This piece by Bob Thatcher represents the earlier version of the car, pretty much as it appeared the first time out. After they ran it with the Injected Pontiacs, they mounted blowers that required to large scoops to be added to the top of the car, so a bit different look than this by the time it got up to speed.
All of these were spooky, and I gather that he made one run on a course that was not completely flat and launched the flat-bottomed car about 50 feet into the air. When it landed, it crushed Thompson spine, requiring fusing of a handful of lower back vertebrae.
These things were definitely a handful at times.
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#12726 werks prototype

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:16

These two are related then, in some sense, through John Callies?

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Really unique material. Thanks, Tom! :up:


#12727 TWest

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 20:52

These two are related then, in some sense, through John Callies?


Really unique material. Thanks, Tom! :up:


Not that I am aware. Can't think of a connection, as the Fiero as a Pontiac Motor Division racing project, where they created a series of parts and pieces for purchase. The Callies Simca as a true Hot Rod, one-off piece intended to be that quick and fast roadburner. I just saw that Simca, now painted white, unfortunately, at the Hot Rod Magazine 65th Anniversary Car Show. It is amazing how much of this old stuff is being brought out of the rafters and back on the road, and it his one that was on display among the probably 800 or so ex-cover cars and feature cars. This car, out of 1976, seemed relatively new compared to many when you consider that they had cars there that had not been seen for over 60 years in some cases.
But, to the original point ... not sure where there is a connection there between those cars.
Tom West

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 22:10

I think Callies was the manager of the Performance Motorsports division of Pontiac.

As soon as I read Callies/Simca, I thought of your Fiero post a few pages earlier. (Unless it is a different John Callies?).

Anyway, great stuff, Tom :up:

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:12

I recently ran across a colorized version of SE Porter's 1958 Mk1 Austin Healey Sprite by Dave Cran - it only displays the front of the vehicle, but interesting all the same.
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The next is another of John Walkden Fisher's Eagle Comic's cutaways - the 1958 Belond AP Special in which Jimmy Bryan won the 1958 Indianapolis 500. The car was powered by the typical Offenhauser four cylinder, but mounted 15º off horizontal instead of a normal vertical orientation, giving it a very low profile. This same chassis also won the previous year's Indy 500 driven by Sam Hanks.
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The following three images are just for novelty interest - hopefully I won't be banned from the site, as they are not cutaway drawings - they are double exposure photographs. The first two, by TL Photography, are a 1955 Mercedes Benz W196 Streamliner and a 1956 Maserati 300S; the third, by Tiho Ramovik, is a 1958 Ferrari 250 TR. A completely different art form but a vaguely similar image - howbeit with no true internal detail, just underlying surface images.
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 13:24


This is a real gem: The famous 1957/58 Indianapolis winning Belond/Offenhauser Sidewinder !!
Wonder if there ever where more drawings of Indianapolis 500 racers in Eagle?
give me more of this, please!
Paul


The next is another of John Walkden Fisher's Eagle Comic's cutaways - the 1958 Belond AP Special in which Jimmy Bryan won the 1958 Indianapolis 500. The car was powered by the typical Offenhauser four cylinder, but mounted 15º off horizontal instead of a normal vertical orientation, giving it a very low profile. This same chassis also won the previous year's Indy 500 driven by Sam Hanks.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 15:18

BMW 2500/2800 sedan from Quattroruote, no artist name
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...and a cleaned up, properly stitched and aligned version, courtesy of Paul (Simplebrother)
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 15:49

This is a real gem: The famous 1957/58 Indianapolis winning Belond/Offenhauser Sidewinder !!
Wonder if there ever where more drawings of Indianapolis 500 racers in Eagle?
give me more of this, please!
Paul


There were quite a few cars presented in Eagle during the 20 years it had cutaways, formulas, sports racers, production, even generic models, but I don't remember any more Indy cars. I will check, but there are 956 Eagle cutaways so it may take me a while. Many (perhaps most, as I haven't specifically catalogued those seen) of the formula and sports racers have been posted over the years.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 17:12

No more Indy car cutaways in the Eagle, but there was a cover illustration of Roger Ward winning the 1962 Indy 500 in the Leader Card roadster.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 16:50

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Leyland FV 4201 Chieftain Battle Tank. Artist, John Batchelor.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 21:02

Lancia Delta Integrale 16V engine. B/W version of that in p.305?

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 21:03

Kawasaki GPZ600R (mid 80s) engine
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 16:05

The latest Tony Matthews cutaway at Mac's Motor City Garage.com is a technically fascinating car that had a huge impact on Indy car racing: March 83C Cosworth. Was a bit nostalgic for MCG personally, too--the pullrods brought back memories. LINK:



Tony Matthews Cutaway: Vermont American March 83C | Mac's Motor City Garage.com



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:32

The latest Tony Matthews cutaway at Mac's Motor City Garage.com is a technically fascinating car that had a huge impact on Indy car racing: March 83C Cosworth...

That drawing is a new one to me but is absolutely gorgeous. Well done.

Thank you, Mac, for highlighting it.

Paging Mr Nye to correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't the "interesting sliding link at the rear" similar to that used on the front pull-rods of the '88 McLaren?

#12739 Tony Matthews

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:01

Thanks IM. By the way, the image on the terrific Mac's Motor City Garage site is a better density, there was an initial glitch that was sorted ASAP but not before one or two pale versions escaped.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:35

Here's a cutaway of the sublime
XB-70 Valkyrie courtesy of The Dreamy Dodo

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:44

The Valkyrie ... what an awesome device.
Rather more down to earth, I spotted this print in a local machine shop. Other cutaways for the Toyota 2000GT are on PP 93, 103 & 179 for comparison.
BUT ... can anyone come up with the artist's name ?
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 18:36

the Toyota 2000GT.....
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That chassis view makes me think of a Lotus with a Bristol engine.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:13

I like the way that for clarity the chassis detail has been separated from the mechanicals shown in the main diagram. Yes- very reminiscent of the Lotus (Elan?).
And Bristol? Well they are both in line sixes of 2 litres, but the cylinder hed configuration is very different. Compare with an EMW/BMW/Bristol style engine ... downdraught carbs rather than side draft.
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#12744 werks prototype

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 18:45

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M.G. Six Mark II 1930. Artist, Max Millar.

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Bathyscaphe. Artist, unknown.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 18:48

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Mechanical features of the Morgan chassis. Artist, unknown.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 19:52

I had started a series of 50s Jets for you, and have been sidetracked here for various reasons. I pushed through the cleanup on a group of them for you, and will start with this unsigned piece under the Pilot Press copyright that comes out of Air Enthusiast, December, 1972. Probably best known for its combat role in Korea, the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis out of 1948 was one of the aircraft that the Soviets posted around the world.
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 19:54

Stepping forward a couple of years in Soviet fighter design to 1950, the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17PFU Fresco-E was another fighter that flew all around the world. This is the John Weal illustration out of Air Enthusiast, December, 1972.
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 20:00

Taking another two year step forward in Soviet fighter design, this is the Mikoyan MiG-19F Farmer-C out of 1952. The illustration is by Alfonso Rigato out of Delta Publishing in Italy.
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 22:28

Something a little different as a variant. I photographed this on holiday in France t'other week. Not a cutaway but looks the part. I will happily delete it if it offends sensibilities. Click image for a larger sized view. Copyright Roger Lund, all rights reserved.
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 23:17

That's wonderful :up: