Sam unveiled a series of four Air Racers at SUN ‘n FUN 2013. This green and yellow Laird Super Solution was the third in the series. Designed by E.M. “Mattie” Laird in 1931, the Super model was fitted with complete instrumentation for cross country and blind flying.
The Laird LC-DW300 and LC-DW500 Super Solution was a racing biplane built in the early 1930s by Matty Laird for the Cleveland Speed Foundation. Laird was famous in the air racing circuit. Other than being a biplane, it was similar in appearance to the Gee Bee, a more famous racer from the period. It was an advanced design for the time because of the relatively clean aerodynamic construction and tight engine cowling.
The Super Solution was the first winner of the Bendix Trophy race from Burbank to Cleveland where it was flown by Maj. James H. Doolittle. The Experimental Aircraft Association has a reconstructed Super Solution in their museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It was presented in 1981 by Jimmy Doolittle and Mattie Laird.
The 16” x 20” prints are available in a Limited Edition of 100 Signed & Numbered prints and 10 Artist Proofs. NOTE: The original acrylic painting is also for sale for $4,500. Call Lyons Studio (863 644 5010) to request a photo of the framed original.