Title: SPLIT DECISION
MIKE HAWTHORNE. D-TYPE JAGUAR. LeMans 1955.
A casting/painted edition of just four offered for sale.
Cast in marble resin and bronze. Painted in acrylic.
Wall mounted. Base size: 84 x122cm.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Should Mike have swerved across the track so late to make his pit-stop? Should we celebrate his and Jaguar’s winning of the race? No doubt the worst day in motor racing history. Yet both Jaguar and Hawthorne won the race. Albeit in very sad circumstances. But for the car and the driver it can be claimed as the pinnacle of their success? So how do you celebrate one of the most beautiful cars and skilled drivers of their time without incorporating a very subtle understanding of the tragic events? Again, a wall mounted automotive sculpture to make you think.