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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Slo_IV_Collier_thumb.jpg (6276 bytes) 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.
Slo_mo_V_Collier_thumb.jpg (6874 bytes) 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), Berryessa Belle and Miss Tri-Cities (2).
Shift Favors Detroit in Stormy Gold Cup
Detroit Takes Gold Cup
Gold Cup's Return Celebrated in Detroit
Detroit Steals Seattle's Pride
Final Results
Gold Cup Regatta
Slo-Mo V's Flip : A Personal Memory
Slo-Mo V : Another Perspective
Video of Slo-Mo-Shun V Flip
Jim Collier's Painting of the Slo-Mo-Shun V Flip
Thriftway_Collier_thumb.jpg (6233 bytes) 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 Slovak.

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