“The Gas Man”

£120.00

SIGNED BY Tom Sneva

Description

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by Colin Carter

Edition of 850 litho prints plus 50 Artists proofs ALL signed by Tom Sneva and the artist

Size 90 cms x 70 cms (approximately)

Tom Sneva, Texaco Star March 83-C/Cosworth. 1983, Indy 500

Tom Sneva won the 1983 Indy 500 in his Texaco Star. Starting from the second row, he dominated the race, led 98 laps and crossed the finish line ahead of runner-up Al Unser Snr., to claim his Indy 500 victory. Tom Sneva was held up behind the lapped car of Al Unser Jnr., who was helping to protect the lead of his father Al Unser Snr. despite being shown the blue ‘move over’ flag. Sneva took advantage of slower cars to pass both Unsers in daring moves on the mainstretch and third turn on lap 190 and went on to a great win. Tom had a spectacular Indy 500 career, winning three pole positions and was the first driver to qualify over 200 and 210 mph. He won the Indy Car National Championship in 1977 and 1978. An all round race driver, his career stats read 13 wins, 14 poles, two titles and 1695 laps led. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2005.