Automobile Quarterly is proud to offer the limited edition Buehrig Collection, published by Living Legends. This collection of six magnificent lithographs of Auburn, Cord, and Duesenbergs is personally pencil signed by their world famous designer, Gordon Buehrig. Working from Mr. Buehrig's original designs, artist John Souder created the original artwork that was then reproduced in a limited edition of only 1000. Mr. Buehrig then personally signed each lithograph. Mr. Souder has gone on to create all of the ACD Festival posters. These important and rare prints have increased in value over 800% since their introduction in 1974. This is a rare opportunity to purchase the last remaining complete suites of six prints, as well as individual prints. These prints are in full-color and are lithographed on 100% acid free paper. The original artwork was offered by Christie's at Pebble Beach. This important collection hung in the residence quarters of the White House under two administrations and currently hangs in 11 museums worldwide. It has also been featured in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian.
The Brickyard Boys
Automobile Quarterly is proud to offer The Brickyard Boys, the companion prints to The Buehrig Collection. These limited edition lithographs are limited in number to only 1000 and each is personally pencil signed by the Indy 500 winner whose car is depicted in the artwork. These rare prints are framed to the same size as The Buehrig Collection with the image area slightly larger. Each lithograph is framed and matted to enhance each individual print and to complement The Buehrig collection, for those collectors who decide to collect both suites of prints.
The Brickyard Boys series was created when Gordon Buehrig introduced Peter DePaolo to the publisher of Living Legends. Gordon Buehrig and Peter DePaolo shared a third floor apartment and Fred Duesenberg's house in Indianapolis. Gordon Buehrig designed the cars and Peter DePaolo raced and tested them at the Speedway. Mr. DePaolo then introduced Mario Andretti and the rest is history. And part of that history is the fact that Jimmy Doolittle was also employed by Fred Duesenberg and was his timekeeper at the 1925 Indy 500. The personal connection between the mechanical genius of Fred Duesenberg, the design genius of Gordon Buehrig, and the competitive and heroic efforts of DePaolo and Doolittle form an artistic bond between these two historic collections that is quite evident when displayed together on the same wall. They span 60 years of classic and racing design that carry with them the personal pencil signed signatures of some of the most important people in automotive history.