Grandview, MO (PRWEB) June 14, 2006 -–
The name Sam Bass has been synonymous with motorsports design and racing artwork since 1981, and he’s celebrating his 25th anniversary with a special exhibit at his gallery in Concord, North Carolina, and an exclusive online auction for twenty-five of his favorite pieces of artwork from his illustrious career.
Bass has teamed with the online collectibles auction website GoMotorBids.com to auction off the very limited pieces, including several which were personally autographed by NASCAR racing legends Rusty Wallace, Bobby Allison, and even the late Dale Earnhardt. Each one was personally selected by Bass, and represents a special event or time in his career.
“We are delighted to be celebrating this milestone with Sam”, said Patrick Rainey, president of GoMotorBids.com. “His contribution to the sport is truly immeasurable. He’s designed some of the most historic cars and paint schemes ever to grace a race track, and we’re proud to be featuring artwork on our auction website which was hand-picked by the man himself.”
The first artist to become officially licensed with NASCAR, Bass has not only created many masterful pieces of racing art, but he has also designed paint schemes for race cars, team transporters, helmets and uniforms, souvenir program covers, trading cards, trophies, collectible die-casts, game boards, sponsor packaging and even guitars. Many of these items are being highlighted at the Sam Bass Gallery, in a special exhibit entitled “Now and Then”, which runs through December 31st. For more information on the gallery and the exhibit, visit http://www.SamBass.com.
Artist Sam Bass said, "I am very excited to be both sharing my artwork with and celebrating 25 years in NASCAR with the GoMotorBids.com online audience. The artwork I've selected for the audience is very significant and meaningful to my artistic career and to me personally. I have truly been honored and blessed to be a part of the sports' history and work with its most famous drivers, capturing their career highlights in watercolor."
The virtual auction went live at 9:00 pm central time on June 11th, and runs for two weeks, closing on June 25th. As with every auction on GoMotorBids.com, the Sam Bass artwork will start with a bid of $1 and have no reserve prices, assuring that the highest bidder wins. This “no reserve policy” is quite contrary to industry standards, where many online sellers try and protect high-profile items with reserve prices or high starting bids. For more information or to view the artwork up for auction, visit the homepage at http://www.GoMotorBids.com.
About the Sam Bass Gallery:
The Sam Bass Gallery is located in Concord, North Carolina, adjacent to the Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The 10,000-square-foot building on Performance Drive is currently home to the Sam Bass collection of original paintings and fine art, limited-edition prints and also gives visitors a look at some of the artist's rare personal racing mementos such as historic sheet metal, driver helmets and uniforms.
A tour of the Sam Bass Gallery is a pilgrimage thousands of race fans a year eagerly anticipate. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, year round. Admission is free. Tours may be arranged through the gallery coordinator. Visit http://www.sambass.com on the Internet or phone 800/556-5464 for more information.
GoMotorbids.com is an online auction house that specializes only in automotive and racing collectibles and memorabilia. Their anti-fraud and bidder-protection policies have made them a trusted source amongst collectors.