August 24, 2011

Here is the second air racer caricature I was working on…. all finished. This aircraft is a P-51R… basically a P-51 Mustang with Lear jet wings, F-86 tail and a counter-rotating propeller driven by a Griffin engine. Built by the Levitz-Rogers Unlimited air racing team. She was a very clean and sleek racer. I happened to be at the 1999 air races when I got my first look at this beautiful racer. She was one of the racers I was looking forward to seeing that year. Unfortunately during the heat race on Saturday she was lost with her pilot Gary Levitz after rounded the first pylon on the second or third lap. To honor a great racer and a beautiful machine here is “Miss Ashley II”