Dragstrip Memories 2023 Wall Calendar

If you like your cars fast and loud, then you’ll love the way artist Larry Grossman captures the action in Dragstrip Memories. From classic blown Hemi dragsters to wheel-standing Gassers, they’re all here, burning up the strip… you can almost smell the nitro and hear those headers roar!

This 2023 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Drag racers featured in this edition include:
• A blown, injected ’40 Willys pickup screams off the line
• Wicked Willys indeed, this ’33 Willys is looking pretty hot!
• Greer-Black-Prudhomme blown Hemi rail.
• “Big John” Mazmanian’s candy apple red, blown Hemi ’41 Willys gasser
The famed metallic blue, blown Olds-powered Swindler II
• ’41 Willys of Stone-Woods and Cook
• ’65 Falcon straight-axle gasser smokes those M&H slicks
• A blown Hemi-powered ’37 Fiat Topolino smokes it’s M&H Racemasters
• A blown, injected Hemi powers this awesome glass ’23 T-bucket
• ’56 Chevy Nomad wagon, straight axle
• Tommy Ivo four-engine dragster
• This blown ’57 Ford gasser roars off the line

Published by Tide-mark Press © 2022

9781631144547 TMP-4547

About Artist Larry Grossman
Artist Larry Grossman’s professional art career began when he bought an airbrush at age fifteen. He soon began painting and selling wild T-shirts at hot rod shows and events such as “The Teen-Age Fair” in Hollywood, often working for the legendary “King of the Car Kustomizers”, George Barris.
In 1967 Larry moved to Berkeley, where he graduated (majoring in film and photography) from CCAC Art School. An animation short film he single-handedly created as a senior won Grand Prize in several film festivals, and he later returned to CCAC to teach animation. In 1981 the Disney Studios enticed Larry back to L.A. to work as a designer on the studio’s landmark first-computerized film “TRON.” After that, Larry created airbrushed art on a free-lance basis for Disney, Warner Bros., and Dreamworks Studios, and also illustrated album covers for legendary musician Frank Zappa, among others.
In the mid 90’s Larry retired his trusty airbrush after becoming enthralled with the creative potential of the computer while working on the 1982 film “Tron.” Larry soon developed his current unique artistic process, which combines digital airbrushing with his own photography. The resulting images are distinctive, unique and striking, and often reflect Larry’s love for the styles of the 1930-50’s (Art Deco in particular). In addition, he owns a 1932 Ford hot rod and a 1961 Nash Metropolitan Convertible (he does all of his own work), and also collects and wears vintage clothes from those periods as well.
The art Larry creates through his current business, Retrovisions, is currently exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide, including the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Museum of Neon Art, the National Hot Rod Museum, the Gene Autry Western Museum, and many airplane museum gift shops. In addition to self-publishing more than seventy-five posters, Larry has also created art for companies such as In-N-Out Burger and Bob’s Big Boy. He also accepts commissions from customers who want custom-tailored art featuring themselves, their airplanes, cars, or whatever.
© 2022 Tide-mark Press

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 11 × 14 × .25 in