"Crash" c. 1930
"Crash" c. 1930

Oil on board. 8 x 9 inches. Unsigned. This small painting by REW is probably one of his first dealing with the subject of auto racing in the midwestern United States. It depicts the high banked dirt track at Winchester, IN. REW was probably still in his teens when he painted this action packed image. #475

"Jimmy Murphy, 1922" c. 1974*
"Jimmy Murphy, 1922" c. 1974*

Graphite on paper. 11 x 13.75 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. Driver Jimmy Murphy wins the Indianapolis 500 in 1922 setting a new record for the race. 94.48 mph breaking that set in 1915 by Ralph DePalma of 89.84 mph. #471R

"Wilber Shaw" c. 1975 *
"Wilber Shaw" c. 1975 *

Graphite on paper. 11 x 13.5 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. Wilbur Shaw on the back stretch of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1940 on his way to his 3rd Indy 500 win. Shaw was driving the Maserati 8CTF. #477R

"Checkered Flag" c. 1974
"Checkered Flag" c. 1974

Graphite on paper. 10.5 x 14 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. A sprint car driver exits a corner sideways to take the checkered flag. The detail of the car's steering and suspension hardware are accurately drawn here. #496R

"Gaston Chevrolet" c. 1975
"Gaston Chevrolet" c. 1975

Graphite on paper. 11 x 13.75 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. This was the first American made car to win the Indianapolis 500 since 1912. Chevrolet was driving the Frontenac motor car. Gaston was killed later that same year. #482R

"Overheating" c. 1975
"Overheating" c. 1975

Graphite on paper. 14 x 11 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. This dramatic racing image illustrates three time National AAA Champion driver Earl Cooper (1913, 1915, 1917), here at Indianapolis with the Stutz Team in 1914, were he went out on lap 118 with a broken wheel. Often the riding mechanics had to do some crazy stunts to keep the machine moving. The grid seen in this study meant that final painting was intended to be quite large. #473R.

"DePalma 1912" c. 1974
"DePalma 1912" c. 1974

Graphite on paper. 13.5 x 10 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. After leading the race for 196 of the 200 laps, 1912 Indianapolis 500 driver Ralph DePalma's Mercedes cracked a piston with only 2 laps remaining. He and his mechanic had to push the car across the finish line to take eleventh place. #490

"Sprint Cars" c. 1963
"Sprint Cars" c. 1963

Graphite on paper. 14 x 10.725. Unsigned. Unframed. The dirt tracks of the midwestern states are the stage for this action packed image. REW was beginning to illustrate a book that he never was able to finish entitled, The Dust and The Daring. #481R

"Championship Racing on Dirt" c. 1948
"Championship Racing on Dirt" c. 1948

Graphite and ink on card stock. 14 x 11 inches. Unsigned. #478 (private collection)

"Jud Larson" c. 1968
"Jud Larson" c. 1968

Felt pens on paper. 14 x 11 inches. unframed. Color felt pens were a relatively new medium when REW created this sketch. Eugene Wesley (Jud) Larson was one of the great sprint car drivers of the 1950's and 60's. He is seen here in A.J. Watson's beautiful orange and gold sprint car at the famed Terre Haute, Indiana "Action Track." #588

"Cornering" c. 1964*
"Cornering" c. 1964*

Graphite on paper. 14 x 10.5 inches. Signed. #476R

"Pit Crew" c. 1968*
"Pit Crew" c. 1968*

Graphite on paper. 11 x 13.5 inches. Signed R. Weaver. Unframed. A pit crew signals a driver with instructions and information as their car races by. #480R

"Sliding Sideways" c. 1963*
"Sliding Sideways" c. 1963*

Graphite on paper. 11 x 14 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. To REW there was nothing more exciting than seeing a skilled sprint car driver correct the steering of their car through a corner. This was skill personified. #494

"Crash" c. 1930
"Jimmy Murphy, 1922" c. 1974*
"Wilber Shaw" c. 1975 *
"Checkered Flag" c. 1974
"Gaston Chevrolet" c. 1975
"Overheating" c. 1975
"DePalma 1912" c. 1974
"Sprint Cars" c. 1963
"Championship Racing on Dirt" c. 1948
"Jud Larson" c. 1968
"Cornering" c. 1964*
"Pit Crew" c. 1968*
"Sliding Sideways" c. 1963*
"Crash" c. 1930

Oil on board. 8 x 9 inches. Unsigned. This small painting by REW is probably one of his first dealing with the subject of auto racing in the midwestern United States. It depicts the high banked dirt track at Winchester, IN. REW was probably still in his teens when he painted this action packed image. #475

"Jimmy Murphy, 1922" c. 1974*

Graphite on paper. 11 x 13.75 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. Driver Jimmy Murphy wins the Indianapolis 500 in 1922 setting a new record for the race. 94.48 mph breaking that set in 1915 by Ralph DePalma of 89.84 mph. #471R

"Wilber Shaw" c. 1975 *

Graphite on paper. 11 x 13.5 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. Wilbur Shaw on the back stretch of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1940 on his way to his 3rd Indy 500 win. Shaw was driving the Maserati 8CTF. #477R

"Checkered Flag" c. 1974

Graphite on paper. 10.5 x 14 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. A sprint car driver exits a corner sideways to take the checkered flag. The detail of the car's steering and suspension hardware are accurately drawn here. #496R

"Gaston Chevrolet" c. 1975

Graphite on paper. 11 x 13.75 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. This was the first American made car to win the Indianapolis 500 since 1912. Chevrolet was driving the Frontenac motor car. Gaston was killed later that same year. #482R

"Overheating" c. 1975

Graphite on paper. 14 x 11 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. This dramatic racing image illustrates three time National AAA Champion driver Earl Cooper (1913, 1915, 1917), here at Indianapolis with the Stutz Team in 1914, were he went out on lap 118 with a broken wheel. Often the riding mechanics had to do some crazy stunts to keep the machine moving. The grid seen in this study meant that final painting was intended to be quite large. #473R.

"DePalma 1912" c. 1974

Graphite on paper. 13.5 x 10 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. After leading the race for 196 of the 200 laps, 1912 Indianapolis 500 driver Ralph DePalma's Mercedes cracked a piston with only 2 laps remaining. He and his mechanic had to push the car across the finish line to take eleventh place. #490

"Sprint Cars" c. 1963

Graphite on paper. 14 x 10.725. Unsigned. Unframed. The dirt tracks of the midwestern states are the stage for this action packed image. REW was beginning to illustrate a book that he never was able to finish entitled, The Dust and The Daring. #481R

"Championship Racing on Dirt" c. 1948

Graphite and ink on card stock. 14 x 11 inches. Unsigned. #478 (private collection)

"Jud Larson" c. 1968

Felt pens on paper. 14 x 11 inches. unframed. Color felt pens were a relatively new medium when REW created this sketch. Eugene Wesley (Jud) Larson was one of the great sprint car drivers of the 1950's and 60's. He is seen here in A.J. Watson's beautiful orange and gold sprint car at the famed Terre Haute, Indiana "Action Track." #588

"Cornering" c. 1964*

Graphite on paper. 14 x 10.5 inches. Signed. #476R

"Pit Crew" c. 1968*

Graphite on paper. 11 x 13.5 inches. Signed R. Weaver. Unframed. A pit crew signals a driver with instructions and information as their car races by. #480R

"Sliding Sideways" c. 1963*

Graphite on paper. 11 x 14 inches. Unsigned. Unframed. To REW there was nothing more exciting than seeing a skilled sprint car driver correct the steering of their car through a corner. This was skill personified. #494

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