Thursday, September 18, 2008
Going Back With Nicola Wood
A friend informed me about a website which belongs to Nicola Wood who is one of the world's premier automotive artists. To see more of Nicola Woods awesome and talented work CLICK HERE. Larry Crane of Automobile Magazine said, "Nicola Wood is an enchantress. Her spells are cast with paint and brush. Many automotive artists are able to move the soul of a car nut, but Wood can create powerful emotion in mere mortals."
I believe everyone will enjoy her work but of special interest to me is the watercolor titled, "Carrerra". This is the Porsche 550 Spyder driven by Hans Herrmann that gained prestigious 1st place victories in the 1954 Carrera Panamericana and Mille Miglia in it's class.
To this day this is one of the most sought after Porsches designs and is very popular even as a reproduction. Car number 415 driven by William Hemmer and co-piloto was Adriana Robles is the one in the photos below raced with Jon and I in the 2007 La Carrera Panamericana. It was in the Original Panam Class and simply beautiful.