MEMORIES OF D-DAY I am working on a very interesting piece from the Battle of Normandy in WW2. The client’s father was the Captain of one of the US Navy LCTs making two landings in the second wave at Omaha Beach before being destroyed. The entire crew survived. My client’s father was the Captain of […]
ONE ALLARD BELONGED TO GENERAL CURTIS LEMAY These three Allards are in the collection of a retired vintage racer. The piece features his J2X that won first place at the Keenland Concours this year. The top left drawing is his K2 formerly owned by General Lemay in the 50s. The last drawing, Bon doesn’t have […]
2018 Dayton Concourse Poster created by Bob Calaizzi Cadillac and Jaguar were the featured marques for this year’s concourse. The background context drawing links to the Dayton Historical Society’s Carillon Historical Park where the event is held with the Carillon and the Wright B Flyer that makes a flyover each year. To the left is […]
High School Favorite This car belonged to the owner when he was in high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is now a collector of some very valuable prewar and post WW2 cars, but never forgot this one and his many fun days in it. Click to enlarge.
THANKS TO THE CINCINNATI CONCOURS The house in the composition traces its Cincinnati heritage to the civil war era. This commission for this wonderful Aston Martin came out came out of Bob’s participation the exhibition in the Gallery at The Cincinnati Concours this year. This piece was also part of Bob’s exhibit at this year’s […]
A CHRIS TIETGE RESTORATION The restoration of this Volkswagen Bus was commissioned by the original owner’s father who now owns it. The work was beautifully performed by Chris Tietge’s Hot Rod Garage in New Lebanon, Ohio. The owner is a long-time wood worker, much of it performed in this boathouse shop. Also in the drawing, […]
Lee Holman of Holman and Moody commissioned Bob to do a piece of art as a present. It just happened to be a former race car of Bob’s, now belonging to Caesar Cone. The illustration is a commission and prints are not available. Click to enlarge.
A very recent commission for a vintage Maserati 250F formula one car driven by Sterling Moss in the mid-1950s. The car is still campaigned actively in Europe. The illustration is a commission and prints are not available. Click to enlarge.
The Ghia-bodied Otto Vu (8V in Italian) is a one-off, mid-fifties Italian classic. It is one of a small number of chassis distributed among several body builders in Italy. The illustration is a commission and prints are not available. Click to enlarge.
This piece was commissioned by the owner’s wife as a gift for his 70th birthday. The car was his 40th birthday present. The illustration is a commission and prints are not available. Click to enlarge.
The Tuboscocca was commissioned by a friend as a gift to the owner, to celebrate the running of the car in the Vintage Mille Miglia. The illustration is a commission and prints are not available. Click image to enlarge.
1970 Dodge Challenger drag race car commissioned by a fellow artist as a Christmas gift to her father. The illustration is a commission and prints are not available. Click to enlarge.
This is one of three GTA’s that won the TransAm Championship for Alfa Romero in 1970. In 2015, at Watkins Glen, the three were reunited in their 1970 liveries. Click image to enlarge.
This bizzarini was restored by an owner who has restored two other, with his own hands, and won both Amelia Island and Pebble Beach concours’ in 2016. It was part of the Burt Levy award at Amelia Island for the best class winner to be restored by its owner. Giclee prints of 18 x 24 […]
Commission from Dr Andrew Manganaro for his 1933 Alfa Romeo 6c 1750 Gran Sport. The illustration is a commission and prints are not available. Click image to enlarge.
Long-time MG vintage racer Steve Konsin in his Lester MG special, with his two son’s and their MGA and MGTD. This family represents the very best of the vintage spirit. Steve is a winner of the Collier Cup, awarded each year at Watkins Glen by The MG Vintage Racers Group. Click image to enlarge.
Motorsports author, and creator of Buddy Polumbo, the hero, of Finzio’s Garage, Bert Levy sponsors an award yearly at Amelia Island to the winner of a class that restores his car with his own hands. This year he commissioned Bob to create the award, including Finzio’s Sinclair that was originally illustrated by the late Art […]
Commissioned by Joey Bojalad as a gift to his father Joe, to commemorate his father’s win in 1963, the last of the original Put-in-Bay road race series, that started in 1953. Both Joe and Joey still come to the Put in Bay Road Races Reunion; Joey as a driver of an Elva MKVI and Joe […]
MGA, MGTD, and Lester MG. Commission from Steve Konsin for a Christmas Present. The illustration is a commission and prints are not available. Click image to enlarge.
Commissioned by wife Nancy Schardt to commemorate 45 years of racing by husband Jim. The illustration is a commission and prints are not available. Click image to enlarge.