“The Kamikaze has always been a very special event in US downhill racing history,” says Tomac owner Joel Smith. “And I think Johnny’s style and aggressiveness epitomized the racing at the time. The painting really captures the race’s essence of speed, and for those of you who attended those events, it will surely evoke the majesty of racing back then.”
“My goal was to create a realistic portrayal of Johnny’s racing” says artist Randy Rigg. “The painting is just snapshot of a moment, but there is this inherent movement that I hope was captured in it.”
Tomac will produce a limited run of 20 John Tomac autographed giclee prints on 15 inch by 20 inch canvas, which will also be hand signed by the artist. The prints will cost $250, with $50 of each print going to the Tara Llanes Road to Recovery Fund to help the Tara deal with the expenses related to her September 2007 accident. Interested parties should contact Joel Smith via email.