Glorious Failure – Indy 500 Cover Poster by David Uhl 2008

Indy 500 Cover Poster, edition 2008 is now available for sale!

This imaged graced the cover of the 2008 Indianapolis 500 Official Program. It 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.

They 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.

Limited edition fine art prints of “Glorious Failure” are also available in the fine art section of Uhl Studios website.

Poster comes in an individual poster sleeve.

Offset Lithography
Image Size (W x H)
Paper Type
Current Price
24″ x 18″
100lb cover stock

Note: orders cannot be processed online for shipping outside of the contiguous 48 states. If you’d like to place an order to ship somewhere other than the U.S. lower 48, please contact us.


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* Final Studio Sale reflects the price of the final piece sold in the edition. Once sold out, market conditions determine future prices on the secondary market.