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Go Gear: Inspiring automotive artworks

Three limited-edition car-related works of art to adorn your walls.

The evocative image of a classic car auction.
The evocative image of a classic car auction.

Sold on this scene-setting artwork

As many of you will know, there's a definite buzz in the air at a car auction. Whether buying or selling, the fast pace of proceedings breeds excitement, and this is something automotive artist David Snyder has captured in his work "Sold". American Snyder wanted to reflect the feeling of being at Mecum Auctions - a travelling classic car auction in the US - by depicting the neon glow, the roar of the engines and the sparkle and shine of the cars.

Check out this work and other by Snyder at his website: www.davidsnydercarart.com. Dh380.


Beauty immortalised

There's no denying the elegance and beauty of a Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Produced for the American market in the post-war boom of the 1950s, its curvaceous design and sporting have made it immortal. This artwork actually depicts a stunning 300SLR Ulenhaut Coupé, of which only two road-legal cars were ever made, as well as a 300SL Roadster in the background. This giclée print, produced on high quality enhanced 310g paper, is limited to just 100; each finished with a silk-screen varnish and white border.

Visit www.gearboxgifts.com. Dh750.


Brilliant Bentley

This psychedelic creation is, in fact, a series of Bentley images thrust together into one colourful strip that artist Karl Shayne Jacobson says can be printed in small sizes on a variety of media. Jacobson has something of a fascination with Bentleys as, in addition to this Bentley Strip, he's also created Bentley Bubbles, Bentley Clover and Bentley Square artworks, among other, non-Bentley, pieces. He signs each print so they're unique.

For works and prices visit www.originalartonline.com.