NASCAR collector Greg Evans has decided to part with his incredible collection of racing memorabilia, and in this video he talks about one of the items being sold. This piece is the original oil painting entitled "Forever...The Man". It was painted by South Carolina native Jeanne Barnes, who is one of the most respected artists in NASCAR. Her amazing portraits and paintings can be seen hanging in the offices, race shops, and even homes of almost every driver (and executive) on the circuit.
This is not a print or reproduction. Barnes has offered this piece as a black-and-white lithograph print, but this auction is for the one-and-only original in existence. She painted it in 1999, and says that she was inspired by an image she saw of Dale Earnhardt standing in pit lane, one leg up on the wall, watching Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualify for one of his first NASCAR Cup Series races. Barnes captured the moment beautifully, as you can see the look of both pride and fatherly concern behind Earnhardt's steely eyes.
This original oil painting has been signed by Barnes, and comes framed in a 24.5" x 29" wood frame. It probably belongs in a museum or even in the future NASCAR Hall of Fame, but only at GoMotorBids.com will you get the chance to add it to your private collection.
Evans has partnered with the well-known automobilia auction website GoMotorBids.com to sell his massive array of memorabilia and Diecast collectibles. You can get more information about this item (plus thousands more) by visiting http://www.GoMotorBids.com