The pretty yellow Piper Cub is heading in the same direction as the 1951 Chevy truck (which is actually Sam Lyon’s truck), and their destination is the old-fashioned red barn and grass strip up the road. “Racing for Home” has an entertaining story behind its creation. The idea for the piece began many years ago when Sam Lyons did a sketch on a restaurant napkin. The quick sketch went into his idea file and there it sat. In 2009 one of Sam’s most loyal customers was due for his yearly commission. Buddy Stallings is head of Eastern Aviation Fuels (now Titan Aviation Fuels), the nationwide distributor for Shell aviation products. He wanted to feature a Yellow Piper Cub in that year’s original painting so Sam put on his thinking cap and pulled out his idea file. That’s how “Racing for Home” came to life.
The 22” x 17.5” prints are available in a Limited Edition size of 300 Signed & Numbered and 30 Artist Proofs.