BLOOD DID IT
The official 2007 March Meet poster and T-shirt will be a work of art…literally. That's because renowned motorsports painter Kenny Youngblood will create the artwork. Youngblood will be on hand to sign the poster and shirts at Auto Club Famoso Raceway during the famous Mar. 9-11 event. Youngblood will also sell the original artwork, with part of the proceeds going to the nonprofit Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, Calif.
Called "Blood" by his friends, Youngblood, who signs his artwork with "Blood Did It," has been painting race cars – both on canvas and on the cars – since 1967. He has painted many of the cars at the upcoming March Meet and is also known for his portraits. He may be best known for his artwork of the interlocking Zs on ZZ Top's "Eliminator" album cover.
"I've always had a lot of respect for the Bowser family and I'm glad to have the opportunity to finally work with them," said Youngblood. "I've been going to the March Meet for years and I always have a great time. Hopefully my poster and t-shirt art will fit in with the heritage of the event."
"We are thrilled that Kenny will be leaving his mark on the March Meet," said track president John Bowser. "Kenny's a truly talented artist and a celebrity in his own right. I can't wait to wear the t-shirt and put up the poster."