After the Cincinnati Concours, I headed up I - 75 again, this time to the Keeneland Concours at the elegant Keeneland Horse Park facility, where I got my yearly ration of bread pudding. Next was the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show, at a new venue - The Indianapolis Motor Speedway! An excellent venue for this event, and I had a nice indoor spot - with A/C, no less! Stayed with good friends and MG lovers Reed and Jan Tarwater in their wonderful home in Greenfield, Indiana. Couldn't have asked for a nicer visit.
Then in late July, it was up to Plymouth, Michigan for the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan - always a huge display of the most elegant cars you'll see anywhere. The LONG trip was made a lot easier knowing I would be visiting with my long time artist buddy Charlie Maher and his wife Marilyn, and their retrievers Calvin and Hobbes!
In between road trips, I have been working on a new crop of originals, including a couple more vintage NASCAR pieces, more rusty stuff for the "Oxide Archives", a C7 Corvette (to be completed in time for Corvettes at Carlisle, I hope), an Alfa 4C, a Jaguar XK 120, a 64 Ford Galaxie, a very wet 56 Mercury, plus several more on the "way" back burner.
I have also finished a couple of pieces that we have not yet had time to size down for the web - a Shark - Nosed Graham Rusting Away, and a piece on the 1954 NASCAR-raced Corvette. I should be able to get those up soon.
I have also been working on several commissioned pieces, including the 1966 Ken Brenn Special Gerhardt Offy driven by Bob Harkey in that year's 500, as seen at the SVRA event at Indy this year with current owner/restorer Gary Mondschein. This one is actually finished as well, and soon to be posted.... Stay tuned, as they say...