Glorious Failure

The cover of the 2008 Indianapolis 500 Official Program cover features an artistic re-creation of one of the most dramatic developments in the history of the Indianapolis 500.  In 1912, Italian-born Ralph DePalma broke down within sight of the finish after having led 196 of the 200 laps.  Stranded in turn 4 with just over a lap to go, DePalma and his riding mechanic, Rupert Jeffkins, got out and began to push their Mercedes in a spirited attempt to finish.  The arrived to complete 199 laps just a few minutes after second-place Joe Dawson had successfully unlapped himself from a five-lap deficit and gone on to lead the final two laps for the win.  To Dawson’s amazement, among the first to shake his hand was none other than DePalma himself.
Print comes framed with certificate of authenticity.
Edition Size
Image Size (W x H)
Opening Price (2008)
Current/Final Studio Sale*
Regular canvas: 49, 5 AP
31″ x 20″
Monster canvas: 21, 5 AP
60″ x 42″
Total Edition Size: 80
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