I received this recently: "Hello Mad Mike! I was just digging thru old memorabilia and came across an August 1976 Rallye magazine with Toby's painting of the BMW 2002 rallying on the cover. Do you still have the original? Did you ever make prints? Are either for sale?"
SS members must be psychic! On top of wasting a lot of time & gas this weekend - chasing around western Oklahoma scratching my head over where to find that Dodge Journey that was up for grabs - I took advantage of the trip to finally get some estimates for making posters from the four Toby Nippel original pieces of art John Power sold me. I have the BMW that was mentioned, a Porsche 911 rally car, the Lancia Stratos in Alitalia livery and the then brand new Honda Civic. I even know I can find the F-Square Rally Team Rabbit idf anyone is interested. All five adorned Rallye Magazine covers back in the 70s.
While I don't have the cost estimates in hand yet I would like to mention a little of what was discussed yesterday. The company can do posters (like what was offered for sale back in the day) but they specialize in printing to canvas so I'm kicking around offering posters either by specific request or the whole series but what I found the most intriguing was the possibility of offering a limited run of the art works put on canvas. Obviously, the canvas would be higher priced but you'd have something that would look good on just about any wall or make a helluva holiday/birthday/wedding present. Whattaya all think? Is there a market? What kinds of price points ya reckon will fly?