Faye and I are heading to the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, near Kalamazoo, for the 31st annual Classic Car Club of America Grand Experience Concours this weekend. We will be part of the art exhibition there, which runs Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4.

We hope to see you and show off some of what we've been working on, including a new work in progress, the 1930 Stutz convertible coupe, rendered in clay. Among the finished pieces we'll be showing is the 1910 Blitzen Benz, driven by Barney Oldfield to record speed and seen "flying off the face of the earth!" in the picture at the top of this newsletter.

We also will display several design sketches and illustrations I drafted in creating my automotive work. This weekend marks the first time my two-dimensional works have been exhibited as part of a public show.

The CCCA Grand Experience Concours features entries from Southwest Michigan and includes automobiles from across the nation. The permanent collections at the Gilmore also are spectacular and a thrill to see in person.

If you attend, please stop by and say, "Hi!" We will be in the Cadillac Building, one of the main buildings on the Gilmore campus, located next door to the "Blue Moon Diner."


Detroit Institute of Arts come for a visit

A group from the Detroit Institute of Arts stopped by the studio for a tour on May 12. It was wonderful, getting a chance to talk about the works and what is involved in their creation. Here I'm pointing at a 1919 Scripps Booth commissioned for Maggie Allesee. Plus, Faye and I got a chance to show off our next project, a 1931 Stutz Roadster. Currently in the clay stage, the piece is seen in the foreground.


"Blitzen Benz" -driven by Barney Olfield

1904 Peerless "Green Dragon"