Friday, February 3, 2012

Bill Burke and Don Francisco's Suite Sixteen

Suite Sixteen
(Ink and Monotype on A3 Bristol Board)

Second piece in the Belly Tank series is Bill Burke and Don Francisco's "Suite Sixteen". After using the 51 tank for number 23 Bill Burke opted for a p-38 wing tank for the next Belly Tank Streamliner as it was slightly larger. This enabled the driver to sit in front of the engine maintaining the streamlining of the original tank. Running a Flathead V8 engine, it became an early Dry Lakes Record Holder.