Marauders of Woodward by Michael Irvine
The sights and sounds of Woodward Ave come to life in this incredible tribute to the Mercury Marauder. As the on-lookers gather in front of one of The Motor City's landmark establishments, Duggan's Irish Pub, to watch the action, the cars and their drivers put on a great show! Adding to the excitement, the silver Florida Patrol car lights up the night with it's emergency lights!
The annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, Michigan is billed as the world’s largest one-day automotive event, drawing 1.5 million people and over 40,000 classic cars from around the globe. Bringing out the best of the best as well as some of the world's most unique automobiles, it's where you might catch a rare glimpse of a historical race car like the #15 Mercury Marauder driven by Parnelli Jones, or see one of the nation's largest Marauder gatherings.
"When the Motor City Marauders approached me about doing a painting featuring the 2003/2004 Marauder, they mentioned that each year they put on a show at the Burger King right on Woodward Ave. When Linda, the kids, and I attended the Cruise a few years back, it seemed like Duggan's was definatley a hot spot. I liked the look of the awning and signage at dusk - it provided the perfect luminescent backdrop I was looking for. Turns out, it's also right across the street from the Burger King, making it the perfect setting for the painting.
As always, the focus is on the cars, but I like to include other, more subtle details to draw the viewer in. Look closer and you'll see the Burger King reflected in the black car.
I do a lot of research for a piece, especially for technical accuracy. During this painting, I had the unique opportunity of being able to correspond with the Mercury Marauder's production manager, Steve Babcock - that definitely made it easier - thanks Steve!" - MICHAEL IRVINE
Print Size: 26"x16" image on 30"x21" 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock
Edition Size: 800, S/N Price: $150
Gallery Edition Canvas Size: 58.5"x36" Price: $1,500
100% cotton, acid free, archival quality canvas, stretched & ready to hang. Accompanied by two Certificates of Authenticity - Authentic Giclée and Authentic Michael Irvine Reproduction