Once again, the official event poster for Lime Rock Park's Historic Festival, has been commissioned by noted automobile artist Chuck Queener of California who now resides in Newtown, Connecticut.
The event's commemorative poster artfully blends several of the major themes of Historic Festival 37, including the 50th Anniversary of Formula Ford racing, Italian-made motorcars and the 110th year of the Morgan.
Chuck said the artwork is one of his favorite of all the designs he's done for the Historic Festival. He revealed that the top image is of Skip Barber driving a Formula Ford at Lime Rock Park. Paul Pfanner, a former Formula Ford driver and the publisher of Racer magazine, "dug up the photo of Skip for me, but it was a black and white pictures, so I called Skip and found out what the colors of the car were," he said.
The Ferrari on left is that of a Connecticut-based owner that often brings the marque to Lime Rock Park, Chuck said, also noting that the Morgan at the bottom belongs to Historic Festival Chairman Murray Smith.
Chuck's artwork has won numerous awards worldwide. He has worked as art director for both Motor Trend and Road & Track Magazines and was the founding editor of Cavallino Magazine. His client list includes the Amelia Island Concours, The Rolex Monterey Historic Races, Automobile Magazine and many more.
Chuck attended the Art Center College of Design in Los Angelas. He was also a driving instructor at the Jim Russell International Racing Driver’s School.
Large prints of the poster will be available for sale for $5. The artwork will also be featured on the front covers of the events program, The Daily Rev, which will also be available for $5 during the weekend. Spectators can purchase the poster and The Daily Rev together for $8.
Chuck will be on hand to sign copies of the poster and The Daily Rev. Times will be announced during the event.
For more information on Historic Festival 37, visit www.limerockhistorics.com.