Dodge Challenger T/A and Plymouth AAR Cuda by Artist Michael Irvine
Limited Edition Lithograph = 800 PRINT SIZE: 31 in x 24 in (image size = 27 in x 18 in)
10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. All reproductions are individually hand-signed/hand-numbered by artist Michael Irvine • Accompanied by signed/numbered Certificate(s) of Authenticity
Note: ‘Michael Irvine’ logo DOES NOT appear on the actual car art print. Watermark appears only to protect unlicensed publishing.
In 1970 Trans Am Racing reached its peak. Legendary drivers like Sam Posey and Dan Gurney piloted their factory Challenger T/A and AAR Cuda race cars on road courses across America. SCCA rules required a limited number of street version cars be made available to the public. 1970 offered a unique opportunity for muscle car guys hungry for top performance with race car looks.
2500 Challenger T/As and 2800 AAR Cudas were built for the street. Go into a dealership and order one powered by a 340 cubic inch motor, sporting three 2 barrel carburetors (commonly referred to as a ‘six pack’ set up), a factory black fibreglass hood with scoop, and side exiting exhaust pipes. Price for all that heavenly hardware? About $3700.
In this Michael Irvine masterpiece, you’re put right in the middle as two drivers go head-to-head on an open stretch of road. You can almost feel and hear the thunder in the engines as the Challenger and Cuda tear up the asphalt. Look at the detailed reflections of their heritage in the wet pavement.
Michael Irvine: “These cars were (and are) all about performance, speed and styling. When I decided to create a painting featuring the Challenger and Cuda, I knew they could not be standing still. I wanted to capture the thrill of competition between the street versions of the famous race cars, while paying tribute to their true origins. What a rush it would have been to, not only be behind the wheel of one of these powerful cars, but have a chance to race another like minded driver.”
- Dimensions: 31 x 24 in
- SKU: MI0050
- Michael Irvine