James Hunt and Hesketh 308
James Hunt and Hesketh 308
He is undoubtedly one of the most interesting F1 drivers of all times. More playboy than racer he was real life legend. His rivalry with Niki Lauda was beautifully recreated in the Rush movie. The story of a hard-living and fast-driving playboy James Hunt that once bedded 35 British Airways flight attendants and his Champion title defending and humble yet methodic contender Niki Lauda is really fascinating.
The lifestyle of James Hunt was filled with booze, weed, drugs and lot of girls. You can do nothing but wonder how he managed to be so good at the racing track after everything he caused to himself. Oddly enough, his first team in Formula 1 was Hesketh Racing. It was a short-lived team founded by Lord Thomas Hesketh; a Brit with more money than God. Hesketh Racing lifestyle was filled with champagne and first-class hotels stay even for the mechanics. As the team began to experience some success it established so-called Leisure Division to ensure it was always stocked with wine, women, Rolls-Royces, helicopter and a yacht.
Believe it or not, even Lord Hesketh`s money were not endless variable. That’s why he moved in McLaren even though he didn’t agree to dress suits for social and sponsor`s events. James Hunt kept the most desired sponsorship property on his racing overall booked with its own tag stating “Sex, Breakfast of Champions” which later was changed for “Sex is a performance thing”.
The Hesketh 308 racer depicted by this art is the car that gave James Hunt his first F1 win in season 1975 at the Dutch Grand Prix. This car was based on March chassis and was powered by Ford-Cosworth V8 engine. Even though the car was really fast it was tremendously unreliable. Transmission failures were more than common.
Fine art print on 240gsm bright white matte paper. Signed and limited to 100 editions of each size. Taken from the hand-cut vinyl original artwork.View full details
His love of Motorsport, and anything-on-wheels, stretches back to childhood and growing up near to Silverstone. Joel`s father would take him to vintage race meets throughout the 80's, resulting in his obsession with cars and bikes Upon leaving school, Joel took a job designing and making vinyl stickers for race teams, with a Sign maker based at the circuit. This is where he learnt the skill of ‘hand-cutting’ vinyl.
However Joel soon decided to go to Art College and 6 years later, left to pursue a career as a Creative in Advertising - working in some of the world’s biggest agencies. Since leaving Advertising in 2014, he has now gone full-circle and returned to the unique skill Joel learnt back at Silverstone in 1990.
Now he hands cut the vinyl to create artworks of cars. This use of vinyl gives Joel`s original pieces a totally unique finish to that of the actual car he is depicting. And when applied to helmets and body-panels, the results turn real objects into surreal pop art sculptures. Up to date, Joel Clark is the only artist using hand cut vinyl as a medium – therefore his artworks are a truly unique and original offering.
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