This Son of Indy Acrylic on canvas original features the historic STP-Paxton Turbocar. This dominating Indycar, powered by a Pratt & Whitney jet turbine, all but won the 1967 Indianapolis 500. With just four laps remaining, a $6.00 bearing failure brought the iconic car driven by Parnelli Jones to rest, handing AJ Foyt his third Indy 500 victory.
The idea conceived by Ken Wallis had been presented to Carroll Shelby and Dan Gurney, both of whom declined. It was Andy Granatelli who embraced the idea and convince Parnelli to drive the car. Parnelli asked that I deliver the original Vince Granatelli, son of Andy Granatelli.
Parnelli established a foundation to help those with brain injuries after his son’s injuries. Reproductions of “Whoosh!” benefit Parnelli’s foundation. Get your own bit of racing’s history while helping Parnelli’s foundation.
For more about this unique race car –
- Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STP-Paxton_Turbocar.
- Smithsonian – https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/jet-powered-car-raced-indy-500-180963240/
- GIZMODO – https://gizmodo.com/this-jet-powered-race-car-nearly-won-the-indy-500-1664958175
Parnelli, Whoosh! & I after he autographed it. Helping Parnelli's Brain Injury Foundation