Brains Are Better Than Brawn
Targa Florio, Italy / 6 May 1928
Eliska’s male counterparts didn’t think she was physically strong enough to be taken as a serious competitor. What they didn’t count on, however, was that what she was missing in muscles, she more than made up for with brains. Before the race she walked the entire 108 kilometer (67 mile) course and mapped out every detail. This intelligence helped her gain
the lead position during the second lap of the race. She ended up placing fifth, due to engine trouble, but still beat 25 other world-class male drivers to the finishing line.
Madame Junek unfortunately left the world of racing after her husband was tragically killed on the Nürburgring during the 1928 German Grand Prix only two months later.
More about this artwork
Each car is built from scratch, according to the model’s exact historic specifications.
The preparation of each car takes 2 highly specialized artists up to 2 months to complete.
Countless hours are necessary to rebuild the car and/or environment in the exact same condition it used to be.
External film crew, professional make up artists, periodic costumes and other elements are key when it comes to our photo shoots.
The right camera perspective is vital to ensure the composition looks right, and the car sits well within the scene.
Our actors really get into the right spirit and help recreate the past in a fashion never seen before.
Actors in periodic costumes and movie-style make-up help us to travel back in time.
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Up to 6 months of work are required to achieve this level of detail.
Every piece needs to be manually rebuilt to perfection in order to get to this level of detail.
Authenticity is key! Every artwork is based on countless hours of research and reference material to make sure we recreate the moment exactly the way it happened.
Lots of patience, and a passion for detail, is key for this standard of artwork