The creatively inclined have always blown me away. I can see a clear picture in my mind as to what I might want to create, but when it comes down to slapping paint on paper or putting knife to wood it turns to mud. Perhaps I could carve a bar of soap convincingly, but that’s about it.
Gary Tatman on the other hand is a genius with wood. His medium of choice is wood and his muse is the automobile. The Porsche 917 you see above has the most incredible detail, right down to springs, dual distributors and brake lines. With each car, he creates a detailed stand to display the car which in this case has been signed by Porsche racing legends Brian Redman, Vic Elford, Derek Bell, John Horsman, Charlie Kemp, and Hurley Haywood.
Have your own special car that you would like on the mantle? No problem, as Gary will work on private commissions with a rather unique guarantee:
Any motorsports vehicle can be commissioned, in various levels of detailing as desired. I have a standing guarantee, if at end of build, buyer is unhappy for any reason, he is under no obligation to complete transaction. Every opportunity will be taken, to insure satisfaction, email updates, jpeg progress pics, buyers input on detailed areas, etc. I’m confident and know, I would never expect a prospective buyer, because of time involved and eventual cost, to follow through with a purchase he isn’t completely happy with, I would rather shake hands and part company w/ another display model, verses, someone having one of my carvings and not be happy!!!
Gary can be reached for commissioned works by e-mail at gtsupracer at gmail.com