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Auctioneer IRON HORSE AUCTION COMPANY 910-997-2248
Auction Date Aug 28 Auction
174 airport rd
rockingham, NC
Time 02:00PM
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August 21st at 8am - August 28th at 2pm

174 Airport Rd
Rockingham, NC

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Lot #TitleDescription
4"Winning It All"Original Artwork by Sam Bass, Kyle Petty Mello Yello at Charlotte, artist worked in pieces - vehicle lifting slightly, artist signature likely obscured by matting, Unknown Year, NASCAR experienced a big surge in corporate interest and sponsorship in the mid-90's to early 2000's, and Mello Yello jumped in with both feet. In addition to a strong on-track presence, Mello Yello was featured in the 1990 NASCAR-based movie Days of Thunder, in which Tom Cruise's character, Cole Trickle, drove a Mello Yello-sponsored car to victory in the Daytona 500, although the product name itself is never verbally mentioned in the movie. That livery went on to become a real NASCAR paint scheme the following year, when driver Kyle Petty drove with Mello Yello sponsorship in the Winston Cup Series. He ran four seasons (1991 to 1994) with the sponsor before switching over to Coors Light in 1995. Mello Yello was seen as a sponsor on die-cast toy and collectible cars for both the Days of Thunder #51 Chevrolet Lumina and Kyle Petty's #42 Pontiac Grand Prix. Mello Yello also sponsored the fall Winston Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway through 1994. In frame, plexiglass in frame is bowed. 34.5 x 25. Was reproduced. Retail $10,000 
5Charlotte Motor Speedway Program Cover 1994Original Artwork by Sam Bass, Skoal Bandit Racing driver with DuPont helmet, 1994, Artwork done for the Charlotte Motor Speedway Mello Yello 500 that was run on October 9, 1994 and won by Dale Jarrett. The two men featured on the cover are Jeff Gordon (DuPont helmet) who, although led 3 laps of the race, was taken out by a crash and finished 28th, and Harry Gant (Skoal uniform) who started 18th and finished 22nd. In frame behind plexiglass with custom matte. 31.5 x 27.5. Was never reproduced. Retail $8,500
8Texas Motor Speedway Program Cover, September 1998Original Artwork by Sam Bass, Texas Motor Speedway featuring Indy Car for Lone Star 500 and Stock Car for Cow Town 250, 1998. Texas Motor Speedway program cover for the September 19, 1998 Cowtown 250 and the September 20, 1998 Lone Star 500. In frame behind plexiglass. 22.5 x 26. Was not reproduced besides program covers. Retail $4,000
18Jeff Gordon, Kellogg's OriginalOriginal Artwork by Sam Bass, Jeff Gordon and his cars commissioned for Kellogg's cereal box, 1994. Original artwork commissioned by Kellogg's featuring Jeff Gordon and cars on various Kellogg's brand cereal boxes. In frame behind glass with custom matte. 28.5 x 52.5. Was never reproduced. Retail $10,000
21Country Time Lemonade Series 2002Original Artwork by Sam Bass, Set of 6 pieces, for Country Time cans, Darrel Waltrip, Alan Kulwicki, Harry Gant, Bobby Hamilton, Brett Bodine, Dale Jarrett, 2002. Original artwork featuring 2002 NASCAR Cup drivers sponsored by Country Time lemonade. The images were featured on Country Time lemonade cans. Each piece in frame behind plexiglass. 19 x 19. Was not reproduced outside of lemonade cans. Retail $8,000
25"Rusty's Back in Town"Original Artwork by Sam Bass, Rusty Wallace at Richmond, 1990. Program cover for June 1992 Miller Genuine Draft 500 at Michigan International Speedway, with Rusty Wallace's #1 Miller Genuine Draft Grand Prix. In frame behind plexiglass. 23 x 28. Was reproduced. Retail $4,000 
28"Knight of Speed"Original Artwork by Sam Bass, Rusty Wallace at RIR, 1991. Rusty Wallace in his helmet and fire suit, looking much like a Knight in shining armor, with images of his car both in his helmet's visor and in the background behind him. In frame behind plexiglass. 32 x 25.5. Was reproduced. Retail $8,000<br /> 
47Cheerios Racing '98 #1Original Artwork by Sam Bass, for Cheerios featuring Johnny Benson, 1998. As Johnny Benson was climbing quickly up the NASCAR ladder, he was given the opportunity of a lifetime. In 1998, Benson was offered to drive the brand new 26 General Mills/Cheerios Ford Taurus for Jack Roush. Roush Racing commemorated the collaboration by having Sam Bass design this artwork for Cheerios and Ingles locations. In frame behind plexiglass. 26 x 32. Was reproduced. Retail $6,500
53Sterling Marlin, 2003 OriginalOriginal Artwork by Sam Bass, Sterling Marlin on textured paper, 2003. The son of the late Coo Coo Marlin, Sterling Marlin had a long career in NASCAR; 34 years - from 1976 to 2010. In 2003, the year this artwork was done, he had 11 Top 10's and matched his previous year's finish of 18th in points. He retired from racing in March 2010. In frame behind plexiglass. 18 x23. Was not reproduced. Retail $1,900
55Texas Motor Speedway DirecTV 500 Race Weekend Program Cover, April 2000Original Artwork by Sam Bass, Program cover art for Texas 2000 race, 2000. At the height of Terry Labonte, Mark Martin, and Jeff Burton's racing careers, Texas Motor Speedway asked Sam to create a program cover. Keeping themes of the Texas wild behind them in the silhouetted cowboys, this cover is as Texas as they come! In frame behind plexiglass with custom matte. 26 x 22. Was not reproduced. Retail $4,500
61"Looking Back"Original Artwork by Sam Bass, Bobby Rahal with Indy Car, 1992. Piece commissioned by Miller Genuine Draft as a tribute to Bobby Rahal. In frame behind glass. 26 x 30.5. Was reproduced. Retail $8,000
72UntitledOriginal Artwork by Sam Bass, Black and White portrait of Jeremy Mayfield, 2005. Pen &amp; ink study of Jeremy Mayfield. In Frame Behind glass. 11.5 x 14. Was not reproduced. Retail $450
73UntitledOriginal Artwork by Sam Bass, Black and White study of 30 Car in Gumout Scheme, 1998. B/W Study of #30 Gumout Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Derrike Cope. In frame behind plexiglass. 13.5 x 9. Was not reproduced. Retail $300
74"Terry Labonte Helmet Study"Original Artwork by Sam Bass, Black and White study of Terry Labonte Helmet, 1997. B/W Study of Terry Labonte #5 Kellogg's Corn Flakes Helmet. In frame behind plexiglass. 11 x 11. Was not reproduced. Retail $300
75"Dale Jarrett Helmet Study"Original Artwork by Sam Bass, Black and White study of Dale Jarrett Helmet. 1997. B/W Study of Dale Jarrett #88 Quality Care Helmet. In frame behind plexiglass. 11 x 11. Was not reproduced. Retail $300
184UntitledOriginal Artwork by Sam Bass, #24 DuPont Car, 2005. Composite drawing of Jeff Gordon's #24 DuPont Chevy that was used as part of a larger piece for corporate exclusive for PA24.COM (later Axalta) titled "Your Personal Pit Crew" (2006). In frame behind plexiglass. 30.5 x 21. Was not reproduced. Retail $4,000
282"A Pair Of Winners"Original Artwork by Sam Bass, Rusty Wallace and Roger Penske with #2 Miller Genuine Draft Car, 1990. Artwork featuring driver Rusty Wallace and team owner Roger Penske along with Rusty's #2 Miller Genuine Draft car the year after the #2 team won the Winston Cup Championship. In frame behind plexiglass. 33 x 29. Was reproduced. Retail $9,500
293UntitledOriginal Artwork by Sam Bass, #11 FedEx Car, 2014. Original drawing of the 2014 #11 FedEx Toyota Camry, driven by Denny Hamlin for Joe Gibbs Racing. In frame behind plexiglass. 18 x 12. Was not reproduced. Retail $2,250
302"Ned Jarrett, MAXX Legend"Original Artwork by Sam Bass, Portrait of Ned Jarrett, 1992. Artwork featuring Ned Jarrett for the MAXX Legend Series trading cards. In frame behind plexiglass. 16 x 20. Was reproduced. Retail $6,500

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