Three Paintings by Jim Collier
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
These paintings appear here on the Internet (or anywhere else) for the
first time. Jim Collier started out in Seattle but now lives in Amsterdam. The paintings
were all done in 2004 and are copyrighted. For reproduction rights to the images
contact Jim at
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||This painting depicts the crash of the Slo-mo-shun IV during qualifying for the 1956 Gold Cup in Detroit. Driver Joe Taggart was
injured in the incident. The boat was brought back to Seattle where it lay in state,
respectfully visited by thousands of mourning fans. Owner Stan Sayres died two weeks after
the accident, never having seen the remains of the boat. The boat, now restored, is on
loan to the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum and ran a demonstration on Lake Washington on June 26, 1999.
||Shown here is the flip of the Slo-mo-shun
V during qualifying for the 1955 Gold
Cup in Seattle. The boat did a complete 360, throwing driver Lou Fageol from the
cockpit and landing right side up. Fageol was injured and never raced an unlimited again.
The boat was repaired and later ran as Miss Seattle (1), Fascination (2),
and Miss Tri-Cities (2).
||This illustrates the disintegration of Miss Thriftway (1) during the 1957 Governor's Cup at Madison,
Indiana. Driver Bill Muncey was seriously injured and his rescue was assisted by Mira
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