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Go Fever – Classic Motorsport Art by Alex Wakefield

Submitted by on February 12, 2015

Ford GT40

Artworks by Alex Wakefield

Get your heart pumping with historic motorsport fever thanks to this stunning classic motorsport art by Alex Wakefield.

Alex’ most recent work is a series of paintings titled ‘Go Fever‘. The images tell the story of Ford and Ferrari’s battles throughout the mid-’60s, from which Ford eventually arose the victor.

They have an interesting aesthetic which blends mediums in a way that suits the era and works well to capture atmosphere and story. The abstract way in which multiple images come together within each work conveys the journey that the sport progressed through as the two great marques battled to surpass each other. They’re interesting pieces, especially in the way that they go beyond a great moment to tell a story that was part of the sport for years.

Ferrari 512S Andretti

From Ford and Ferrari in the ’60s we jump forward to 1970, and the first of two works featuring Mario Andretti. This painting represents the drive which Andretti called the finest in his career, when he helped take Ferrari’s 512S to victory in the 1970 12 Hours of Sebring.

Andretti Long Beach 1987

Andretti kicked off the 1987 CART PPG Indy Car World Series driving at Long Beach for Newman/Haas Racing. He set pole position and dominated from there, leading all 95 laps and securing the first Indy Car series win for the Chevrolet-Ilmor V8 powerplant.

Enjoy Alex Wakefield’s classic motorsport fever, and make sure to head to his website here for more of his works.


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