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Reno Gold: The First Half Century by John Shaw

Reno Gold: The First Half Century by John Shaw
Reno Gold: The First Half Century by John Shaw
Reno Gold: The First Half Century by John Shaw
Reno Gold: The First Half Century by John Shaw
Reno Gold: The First Half Century by John Shaw
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For the last 50 years, Reno race fans have been thrilled to the sounds and sights of highly tuned engines thundering overhead. There is perhaps nothing that stirs the emotions more than seeing a pack...  >Read More
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Now through November 20th, get this 24" x 36" artist-signed fine art poster with the purchase of any two (2) multi-signature prints (Gold, Silver or Bronze)!!
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Legendary aviator Dick Rutan w/ artist John Shaw
Rutan’s company designed/built Pond Racer for Reno Races * Dick Rutan piloted Voyager around the world non-stop, non-refueling!
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Rare Bear Multiple Gold Winner, John Penney & crew chief, Pete Belan
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Tom Dwelle, Sea Fury Critical Mass
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  • Open "Unlimited" Edition....$95
  • <100 Gold Series A Editions with at least 30 signatures....$495
  • >200 Gold Series B Editions with 27 to 29 signatures....$425
  • 325 Silver Editions with 16 to 20 signatures....$325
  • 525 Bronze Editions with 5 to 6 signatures....$225

  • 100 Limited Edition Canvas Giclées (40" x 20")....$735
  • 100 Limited Edition Canvas Giclées (48" x 24")....$850
  • 100 Limited Edition Canvas Giclées (60" x 30")....$1195

  • Paper edition's overall size: 38" x 23"; image size: 34" x 17"
  • For the last 50 years, Reno race fans have been thrilled to the sounds and sights of highly tuned engines thundering overhead.

    There is perhaps nothing that stirs the emotions more than seeing a pack of Unlimiteds heading for the home pylon. It is the fastest sport in the world and if speed is what you need, here it is at 50ft altitude with speeds clocking in excess of 500 m.p.h.

    John Shaw's magnificent masterpiece traces the great Unlimited racers of the past half century. From Pond Racer, Conquest 1, and Smirnoff, to the modern duels between Strega, Rare Bear, and Voodoo. These great war birds festooned in colorful paint jobs, were flown by equally colorful pilots that bought man and machine together in perfect harmony. It takes great courage and skills of precision to fly at such speeds in close proximity.

    The Signatures:
    Each edition above bears a combination of the following signatures. In this list, the names appear in approximate chronological order according to the first Reno racing victories, where applicable, followed by the names of the most well-known aircraft with which each individual is associated.

  • Clay Lacy
    7 First Place, 1 Second place wins from 1965 - 1976 • Conquest I, Red Baron
  • Darryl Greenamyer
    1965 Second place Winner • Bardahl Special
  • Chuck Lyford
    First Place, 5 Third place wins from 1964 - 1970 • Miss Van Nuys
  • Denny Sherman
    Winner 1964 Midget Class, • Stiletto (in ‘80s)
  • Jack Shaver
    1965 Reno Air Races, P-51 • Miss Kat Brat
  • Gunther Balz*
    1972 1st Place Winner • Roto Finish Special
  • Steve Hinton
    2 First Places, 1 Second place, 2 Third place wins, 1978-1988 • Red Baron, Super Corsair, Tsunami
  • Skip Holm
    5 First Places, 2 Second place, 1 Third place wins, 1981-2004 • Healer, Stiletto, Dago Red, Mr. Awesome, Critical Mass
  • Ron Hevle
    1 First Place, 1 Second place, 1981 - 1982 • Mangia Pane, Dago Red, Strega
  • Tiger DeStefani
    7 First Places, 1 Second place, 1 Third, • Mangia Pane, Strega
  • Peggy Dwelle
    One of only 24 female pilots to race at Reno, 1978 biplane class, part owner Stiletto
  • John Maloney
    1 Third place, 1989 • Spam Can, Super Corsair
  • Scott Sherman
    Pilot P-51, 1988 • Stiletto
  • Glenn Webb
    Crew Chief, P-51 Stiletto 1988, plus other Merlin racers in ’80s
  • Brian Hoffner
    Asst. Crew Chief, P-51 Stiletto, 1988
  • Dick Rutan*
    Legendary aviator, best known for Voyager nonstop flight • Rutan Co. Scaled Composites’ Pond Racer, 1991-1993
  • Brian Sanders
    4 Second Place wins, 1992 - 2005 • Dreadnought, Argonaut
  • Dennis Sanders
    3 Second Place, 2 Third place wins, 1993 -2014 • Race 924, Dreadnought, Argonaut
  • Kevin Eldredge
    Multiple races, 1990s, • Platinum Plus, Super Corsair
  • John Penney
    4 First Places, 3 Second place wins, 1994 -2010 • Rare Bear
  • Peter Belan
    Rare Bear crew, 2003 - 2006
  • Bruce Lockwood
    2 First Place wins, 1998 - 1999 • Dago Red
  • Tom Dwelle
    1 Second Place, 1 Third place, 2000 - 2003 • Critical Mass
  • Matt Jackson
    2 Second Place, 1 Third place, 2002-2013 • Dreadnought, Furias, Strega
  • Sherman Smoot
    2 Second Place, 3 Third place, 2006 - 2014 • Czech Mate
  • Thom Richard
    Unlimited, Formula 1 & Jet class pilot, 2000‘s • Precious Metal
  • Rob Gordon
    Multiple races, 2007 P-51 • Lady Jo
  • Rob Patterson
    Multiple races, 2008 P-51 • Lady Jo
  • Steve Hinton Jr.
    5 First place wins, 2009 - 2014 • Strega, Voodoo
  • Korey Wells
    Multiple races, 2011 - present •Argonaut, Air Biscuit
  • Joel Swager
    Pilot, Sea Fury Dreadnought, P-51 Wee Willie

    *These names appear on Gold Edition Series A only
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