After a huge successfulendeavor at the Barrett Jackson Orange County, California Auction last June 2012, Gary was asked & contracted by Pep Boys Speed Shops, in association with Barrett Jackson Auctions & Sherwin Williams Automotive Paints to do another airbrushed art project for them at the Barrett Jackson Auction in Las Vegas this past September 2012.
Original Welcome to Las Vegas Sign
Pep Boys Speed Shops marketing division had the concept of modifying the original "WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS" sign, to read Barrett Jackson and to incorporate the associates manufacturer's logos. They also wanted a 1949 Mercury lead sled slammed down in the picture.
It was up to Gary to create it ---- on an original '49 Merc hood.
Many thanks to V&J Auto Body in Lindenhurst, NY for making the hood straight.
Gary, Airbrushing at the Barrett Jackson Auction
Speed Channel crew
The SPEED CHANNEL crew caught up with Gary, at the Pep Boys booth, filming the airbrush progress of the project.
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SHERWIN WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE PAINTS
Supplied all of the paints to complete this project, from the urethane primers to the base coat colors & to the final clear coats.
Held at the Mandalay Bay, Hotel, Casino, & of course Convention centers.