David Townsend, the artist behind Sports Car Art, has come out with some beautiful 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles. Some of them have been done in partnership with Moss Motors, and while Moss is carrying the MG, Triumph, and Austin-Healey, David is directly offering the Cunningham E-Type Jaguar, XKSS, C and D-Types, AC Cobra MKI, and the Austin-Healey 3000 Works Rally car.
The puzzles are $59.95, build out to a full 18″ x 36″, and come in a really nice flip-top box.The puzzle quality/construction is of good quality cardboard and once constructed they would also look very nice framed.
David began working on British cars as a youngster. From his first car—a ‘61 Morris Minor—through a succession of British iron including several MGBs, a Triumph TR3, Austin-Healey Sprite, Jaguar 3.4 MK1 and various other assorted vintage cars, his appreciation for these machines has been endless. He continues to turn wrenches on his most current British project and can often be found in someone else’s garage, helping his neighbors and friends keep their British cars on the road. The passion and enthusiasm David has for his cars show in each illustration. His cutaway-style art combines his love of sports cars with a highly detailed illustration technique, giving the viewer a unique window into the structure and mechanics of each car he draws.
While we are on the subject of David’s artwork, you should also check out the limited edition poster he has created for the British Sports Car Hall of Fame. Very cool stuff and also available from his website. The poster features a Jaguar D-Type and an Austin-Healey in competition. Drawn in the style of the great racing art of the 50s, the HOF poster features the names of this year’s inaugural inductees including Tony Adamowicz, Sir John Black, Gerry Coker, Michael Cook, Michael Dale, Donald Healey, Sir Stirling Moss, John Sprinzel and others, many of whom will be in attendance.
Finally, make sure to browse through the rest of his artwork including his cutaways of various sports cars such as the MGB. MGA, and MGTC. All are beautiful, great quality, and would dress up any car-cave, office, or automotive library.