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Chuck Queener Daytona Watercolor

I commisssioned Chuck Queener to do a watercolor of my old 365 GTB/4 14009, Assembly Number 364, completed on 15 December 1970. Now a cut red with tan spider in Belgium. Thought you might like to see the painting.

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How lovely. Not unlike 212 Export's "D". A nice way to preserve the memory of a special car.

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I commisssioned Chuck Queener to do a watercolor of my old 365 GTB/4 14009, Assembly Number 364, completed on 15 December 1970. Now a cut red with tan spider in Belgium. Thought you might like to see the painting.

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Very cool way to preserve a memory
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Proportions are right and everything... The man is a better artist than me, that's for sure!
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Taz, I meant to ask you regarding that black paint line along the sides. Did the car come that way from start or somewhere along the line it was painted so. The reason I ask is because my Daytona has similar finish.
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Jimmy- I never thought they came from the factory that way and in fact, mine was originally all white. These photos from owners manual 34/69, though, makes me wonder if it was not available on the earlier cars, like your 1970 car. The car in the photos is likely white or yellow.

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Thanx for the followup, Taz. Being just one of the average owner, I am no expert on history here. I do recall seeing the same rendition in the Ferrar V12 book by Keith Bluemel, page 82/83 showing a yellow Daytona Spyder with black line. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Jimmy- Affirmative, I believe that may have been the prototype, which used an earlier 69 Daytona instead of a new model. The actual SN was 12851 and every photo I have seen of it has the body separation panels painted in black. Here is a recent photograph. Would be interesting to see if it has all the distinctive features of the later Spyders or was another cut car done by the factory. Someone here probably knows.

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Congrats to this beautiful painting. This is a very nice way to keep great rememberings awake.

Not as pretty as the "Plexi" Version and without black colour but nevertheless still existent....hopefully soon it will be D-Day again
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Chuck Queener has done some outstanding artwork on Ferraris for decades. He is/was one of the original members if AFAS.

Chuck is a through-and-through Ferrari man. Past president of Ferrari Owners Club (US), co-author with John Lamm and art director of several Ferrari books, probably best user of other peoples significant Ferraris, founding editor of Cavallino magazine, long time editor of Ferrari North America's publication to owners. The upcoming Amelia Island poster artwork is his too. Great guy.

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Chuck Queener has done some outstanding artwork on Ferraris for decades. He is/was one of the original members if AFAS.

Chuck is a through-and-through Ferrari man. Past president of Ferrari Owners Club (US), co-author with John Lamm and art director of several Ferrari books, probably best user of other peoples significant Ferraris, founding editor of Cavallino magazine, long time editor of Ferrari North America's publication to owners. The upcoming Amelia Island poster artwork is his too. Great guy.

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Jeff, its just interesting that while eating lunch today, I have been reading a old printed out article from Chuck Queener from the early 70's when he's been comparing a competition Daytona against a road legal Daytona in Riverside. Driver was Sam Posey ! Great article. I feel over the "Queener thread" afterwards. Funny sometimes

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Does Chuck has a webside ?

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Found it.

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The Comp Daytona was Ken Starbirds. I think the street Daytona was either Bill Schanbacher or Larry Bloomer; same car as Bill sold it to Larry.

Ken drove that car on the street as a daily driver. Open exhaust pipes and all; the big concession to street use was changing from the slicks and removing most of the sponsor decals. Ken also brought the car to most of the FOC track events back then. The exception was when the motor was still broken from the last 24 hr Daytona race. I know the car well, did many laps with Ken at Riverside.

Chuck had been Art Director at Motor Trend then moved down to Road & Track as assistant air director. He moved to New York to start Cavallino for John Barnes. He has stayed out there since.

Look at his watercolors used throughout Jess Pourret's250 GT Competion book. He also did a lot of cover art for the FOC (US) publication.

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Wow ! Thanks for all that info. Fascinating stories.

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Chuck also did some piece of artwork, can't recall what exactly, that he gave to Enzo. The piece was hung on the wall in the office. It may be from a visit Chuck and Ed Niles made togethe - would have to check the original write-up of the story.

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Chuck and John W Barnes had a big falling out. Never did get the entire story, but apparently it was not pleasant. Do not know if it is now water under the bridge or not.

Chuck is a real gentleman and I enjoyed working with him. Always wanted to have him do one of his larger paintings for me, but unfortunately never got around to it and just kept enlarging my WW-I aviation painting collection. Wanted to also have Jim Dietz do a painting of my old Dino next to one of my F-111Ds, but never got around to that either. I have five of his original oils I commissioned, but they are all aviation subject matter related.

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