Randy Welborn Studio

Muscle Car Cruise Night 72

Muscle Car Cruise Night 72
(Pig Stand #49)

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The year was 1972. The "hot" car era was soon to end. "Economy" names like Chevette, Pinto, and Gremlin were right around the corner...but not tonight!

This scene depicts Muscle Car Cruise Night at the College Street Pig Stand #49 in Beaumont, Texas. Front and center was the '72 Chevelle SS, which was already downgraded to a slightly "cooler" engine than previous years. Under the canopy was the '72 Ford Gran Torino. In the movie of the same name, Clint Eastwood tells a young man "You need just three things to get along in this world: Vise-Grips, Duct Tape, and WD-40!" In this painting, the fellow under the hood of the '57 Chevy panel truck could use some of each. I bought the old Kri-Pax Pie truck and painted the beach scene on the "flap," as well as the sign on the back. Another popular car located on the far right is a '67 Pontiac GTO.

Debuting that year on TV was M.A.S.H. See if you can find Corporal Radar O'Reilly and his Teddy Bear.

The following year would bring long lines at gas stations as the Mid East oil producing states (OPEC) would impose an embargo! I once saw a bumper sticker with a proposed solution...it's in the painting.


1. Find the couple celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary. (she's wearing a white corsage). Maybe, like many others, they met here.

2. Radar O Reilly and his teddy bear are checking out the Chevelle SS

3. Is that Clint Eastwood holding a can of WD-40? (can you find his birth date?)

4. The Dallas Cowboys won their first Super Bowl in 1972. Find the Star.

5. The bumper sticker expression; "An Oil Well a Day Keeps OPEC Away!" is on a sign in this painting.

6. Speaking of oil, three major companies built refineries in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area. Do you see their signs?

7. Reportedly, the last Pontiac rolled off the assembly line on this date...

8. Two other Pig Stand paintings are in THIS painting.

9. And, of course, the artist's first car, a 1941 Cadillac makes a cameo appearance in EVERY "Moments to Remember" scene!...have fun!

Description by the Artist

Watch this video presentation by the artist describing the painting process, the research, and the hidden trivia in the painting.

The original painting is 36x24" on masonite panel, completed in 2014.

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