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It’s been 14 years since a British rider, Jamie Dobb captured our last World title after a titanic struggle against injury claiming the 125cc World Title for KTM, after the glory years of Graham Noyce, Neil Hudson and Dave Thorpe though-out the 70’s and 80’s.

However one British artist, Rob Kinsey has made his way to the top in the world of Motocross art  through hard work and determination. Rob’s work adorns the walls of Youthstream’s Geneva Headquarters, CEO Stefan Pierer’s office at KTM Austria and is in high demand from clients such as Honda Europe, KTM and many team owners and private collectors worldwide, but just how did the 58 year old Brit. rise to the top?

 Rob, you seem to have been around motocross for many years in different roles, how did it all start?

Our family moved up from Crewe Cheshire in 1968, when my parents bought a garage just north of Kendal, Cumbria. My uncle Jack gave me his old DOT 197cc bike and my dad, Fred, who had worked at Rolls Royce in the design dept. explained how to get it going. After that we started schoolboy scrambling, racing against Noycey and Neil Hudson and progressed up in to the adults, racing Montesa’s for Paul Ludlam M/c. I then got a good deal on a Maico 440cc in 1978 and had a great year winning Yorkshire GN, second in supports at Hants Grand International at Matchams etc.

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Rob Kinsey leading Don Brockbank, Hutton Conyers, Ripon, 1978

During this time I was studying Technical Illustration at Blackpool Art College, learning all aspects of art and how to do cutaway illustrations of engines, parts diagrams etc. These were drawn by hand using ellipse templates, Rotring technical pens etc  All of my college projects were motocross based and I approached TMX News, whose editor Bill Lawless gave me my first break, publishing a series of 3 centre page drawings of Graham Noyce, Neil Hudson and trials rider Nigel Birkett.

Illustation of Graham Noyce and his Honda in TMX News

Illustration of Graham Noyce and his Honda in TMX News

How come you didn’t continue with TMX News?

Back then the print industry was heavily unionised and I wasn’t a member of the N.U.J.(National Union of Journalists).   The in-house graphic designer at TMX complained to Bill Lawless who didn’t want to upset the apple-cart at their offices in Morecambe.

What did you do after graduating?:

I worked for a couple of studio’s in Manchester, but soon became tired of doing repetitous parts illustrations, for companies like David Brown Tractors, so I moved into sales of art materials, then onto Dunlop Motorcycle tyres and also several bicycle companies such as Muddy Fox and Dawes.

Were you still involved in motocross?:

Yes, after a brilliant holiday to California and seeing Supercross in San Diego for the first time , I came back and formed my own company Stadium Motorsports Promotions Ltd. I was also in contact with US Supercross founder Mike Goodwin and arranged meetings for us at Wembley Stadium and also represented Goodwin and his Stadium Motorsports Corp at the 1984 FIM Congress in Munich. We were awarded 2 rounds of the inaugural World Supercross Series in 1985, The Rodil Cup at WembleyStadium, London and the La Coliseum.

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L/R: Mike Goodwin, John Davis of Wembley, Rob Kinsey and John Garner Controller of sport Wembley Stadium.

What happened to the Wembley event?:

We had contracts all signed with Stadium and backing for many of Goodwin’s US sponsors, Coca Cola, Wrangler and Honda, but it all fell apart when the ACU demanded a £10,000 sanction fee for Wembley. Goodwin’s exact words were: Fcuk that!, I can get LA Coliseum or Anaheim permit from the AMA for $2,000 US dollars and I know I will get 20 to 30,000 paying fans.  On the way back to drop Mike off at Heathrow airport, he offered me a good deal on his Supercross footage, so I formed Stadium Video Europe ltd, and had 7 great years distributing Supercross, AMA Motocross nationals and Rick Johnson instructional VHS videos throughout UK and Europe. Eventually the fledgling sports TV companies, such as Eurosport, BSkyB started buying up coverage, curtailing the home video market.

What next:?

In 1988 I started  Moto Travel organising package tours to Motocross des Nations and our big event was the Bercy Supercross in Paris. The first year we took 350 British fans to the event with 6 coaches and also chartered an aircraft for a VIP package. Looking back these were great times and I made £39,000 profit from that one event, a lot of money back then!  The second year we did the Paris event again trips to Namur and also the USA Experience Tour, 2 weeks in California with 25 guys taking in the Superbowl of Motocross and USGP.  We had some great years but the 80’s recession and downturn in the economy hit ticket sales.

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How did you get back into artwork?:

I’d been a sales manager for various bicycle and motorcycle companies, but became burnt out of the constant pressure to sell more, lonely hotel rooms, driving, mountains of reports, 70 hour working weeks etc. Recently re-married I discussed it with my wife Jo and decided to go back to my artwork and see if I could resurrect my career?  At the last minute I decided to drive down to the 2006 MXDN at Matterley Basin, Winchester, blagged my way in the press room and saw this exhibition of paintings by a French artist, the press, industry were all raving about! I thought,” I can do better than those” and encouraged by my old friend Davey Coombs I did two paintings of Jim Pomeroy and “Holeshot Unadilla”, featuring Chuck Sun. RacerX featured these on their website and named me “Artist of the Year” in their year end annual awards. The phone started ringing and several orders came in overnight from the USA.

Anthony Sutton of Dirt Bike Rider also gave us some great publicity at the International Dirt Bike Show.

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“Holeshot Unadilla” print featuring Chuck Sun #24.

We then set a target of the 2007 Motocross des Nations at Budds Creek, Maryland USA to launch Rob Kinsey Art, creating a body of original paintings and also limited edition giclee prints to exhibit.

Working flat out all summer, Rob created a body of work to exhibit as well as Limited Edition Giclee prints and enlisted the help of old friend Davey Coombs. We flew all the originals and prints out to RacerX offices in Morgantown, West Virginia and enlisted services of a local framer to frame several prints. My first exhibition was at the British MXGP at Donington Park, where Youthstream had agreed to display my work in the Press Office. I also had Chuck Sun flying in to race the Vets championship for CAS Honda. We got the paintings all displayed but there were problems with Chuck’s licence and entry. Rob was sat in Giuseppe Luongo’s office’s when he got a call from the hospital to say his mother Bet had died suddenly. The Ward Sister said there was nothing that would happen until after the bank holiday weekend, so stay at Donington and do the exhibition, it’s what your mum  would have wanted!

Paintings on display in Donington Press Office.

Paintings on display in Donnington Press Office.

Shocked with the news, Chuck Sun and friends rallied around and Rob made many great contacts that weekend and after organising the funeral, flew out to Washington DC, to visit the capital and meet up with his old friend Davey Coombs at RacerX offices in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he had shipped all his paintings and print stock.

Parking their hired motorhome up in RacerX carpark, Rob and Jo were given the tour to meet everyone and Davey gave him the keys to his Mercedes, saying he didn’t need it for rest of week, so go enjoy the sights of West Virginia. Customs import delays on paintings were sorted out, exhibition stand built and onward to Budds Creek Maryland for the 2007 Motocross of Nations.

Rob and Jo were then invited to a reception at the Belgian Embassy in Washington DC, to present Team Belgium to the world’s press and for Rob to present Roger DeCoster with one of his paintings.

Roger DeCoster painting presentation at Belgian Embassy.

Roger DeCoster painting presentation at Belgian Embassy.

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Artist Rob Kinsey and Roger discuss the painting on the lawn of the Belgian Embassy, Washington DC.

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Jo Kinsey attends to customers at the Budds Creek MXoN exhibition stand.

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Display of painting’s used for opening titles of RacerX video show each night of their MXoN coverage.

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We hosted Danny Maggo Chandler on our stand, selling his video’s and enabling him to meet his many fans!

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Jo Kinsey, Jeff Castina, Rob Kinsey and Chuck Sun enjoy the warm humid weather at Budds Creek.

The Budds Creek MXoN event was a great success, selling many prints and original paintings, launching Rob Kinsey Art into America, a big thanks to Davey Coombs and promoter Jonathon Beasley for all their help in making this happen!

The profile of Rob Kinsey Art now changed to more commissioned work of original art and less on the print sales. KTM Austria commissioned a painting of Tyla Rattrey to celebrate his 2008 MX2 World championship, presented at the Donnington Park MXoN in the Red Bull Hospitality suite.

Ryan Villopoto painting bought by his parents

Ryan Villopoto painting bought by his parents

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Artwork on display in Team USA pits, as the Supercross organisers Feld Ent. enjoy the hospitality.

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Giuseppe Luongo and Danny Magoo Chandler with the Chamberlain Trophy at Donnington Park.

The following year at the Motocross of Nations in Franciacorta Italy, Youthstream commissioned a painting and presented it to Ricky Johnson and they also paid for Danny Chandler to attend and threw a surprise birthday party for him Saturday night.

Giuseppe Luongo presents a painting of Maggiora 1986 to American legend Ricky Johnson.

Giuseppe Luongo presents a painting of Maggiora 1986 to American legend Ricky Johnson.

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Giuseppe sings Happy Birthday to Magoo and presents a Birthday cake. Sadly this would be Danny’s last visit to the MXDN, as he passed away the following May.

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To celebrate Mikka Ahola winning the Enduro World Championship, Honda Europe commissioned this painting of the “Flying Finn”!

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The following year he defended his title and Honda Racing manager Roger Harvey wanted something different, so commissioned this illustration which we etched onto Copper plate and presented to Mikka. Sadly Ahola was to lose his life in a freak training crash month’s later.

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Honda Europe also commissioned a painting of World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu.

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Presentation at Honda Europe HQ to Kenan by Robert Masterson of Honda.

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I was commissioned by Alan Bott of Pemberton Tyres to paint Nick Haskell’s original photo of Georges Jobe jumping over Andre Malherbe at the 1984 Hawkstone Park 500cc GP, as Alan was in the crowd. Once completed, Alan upon hearing of Georges battle with Leukaemia, decided to give this original to Jobe. We flew to Belgium, met up with Georges at his house in Retinne and enjoyed a great afternoon and a few Jupiler beers together!

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Roger DeCoster with a painting to celebrate his many years as Team USA manager at Lommel 2012.

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Youthstream commissioned 3 painting for Lommel, Paul Malin, tribute to Roger DeCoster and Valadimir Gudkov of Invest trade bank of Russia.

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Roger DeCoster accepts his painting at Youthstream Awards evening.

In 2012 KTM Austria won 12 World titles across Motocross, Enduro, Rallye and Road racing. I was commissioned by Pit Bierer, Head of Motorsport to create a painting to be presented to Stefan Pierer at their Christmas party at the factory in Mantighofen Austria.

KTM riders celebrate 12 World titles with CEO Stefan Pierer at the factory.

KTM riders celebrate 12 World titles with CEO Stefan Pierer at the factory.

KTM Austria 12 world championships commission.

KTM Austria 12 world championships commission.

One of Rob’s biggest commission was to celebrate Giuseppe Luongo’s 30 years of promoting Motocross, at a party at the 2013 Italian MXGP at Maggiora, Italy. The canvas was 6ft x 2ft in size.

From top left malherbe, Jobe, Vekhonen, cairoli, Bayle, Omara , Stefan Everts, Bierer, Rick Johnson, Bailey, Villopoto, Thorpe, Geboers and Puzar. Portrait is of Giuseppe & Ursula Luongo of Youthstream.

Stefan Everts, Usulla & Giuseppe Luongo, Jean Michel Bayle, Alex Puzar  and artist Rob Kinsey at 30th Birthday party.Painting from top left Malherbe, Jobe, Vekhonen, Cairoli, Bayle, Omara , Stefan Everts, Bierer, Rick Johnson, Bailey, Villopoto, Thorpe, Geboers and Puzar. Centre Portrait of Giuseppe & Ursula Luongo of Youthstream.

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Maggiora track from restaurant at top of this classic venue.

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Outdoor pool at restaurant with track behind the hedge.

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To celebrate the life of Marty Moates, film producer Todd Huffman made a film of the his 1980 USGP victory and commissioned two paintings of Moates, which were auctioned at the film premier re at Spreckels Theatre in San Diego, California.

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Tom White owner of the Early Years of Motocross Museum  placed the winning bid for Marty’s painting.

In 2013 Youthstream commissioned a painting of 8 time World Champion Tony Carolli, whose father passed away that summer.

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Painting in Tony’s villa near Rome.

Looking foward to 2016, Rob is working on a collection of paintings to celebrate the 30 years between 1986 MXDN at Maggiora and the upcoming 2016 race at this classic Italian venue. A healthy commission book reflects and enviable reputation Rob has built up as one of the world’s premier motor-sport artist’s.

So with 1 moto down and Team USA firmly in the driving seat, it was time to check out the action inside the Team USA rig.

As all their riders, Barcia, Webb and Martin were Yamaha mounted the Team based themselves out of the Kemea Yamaha truck, beside the Alpine Stars Hospitality unit, where Team members had special wrists bands to get into the right hand side of the unit and were catered for fantastically by the Alpine Stars crew.  Whilst the mechanics worked on the bikes under the awning in full gaze of the 10 deep crowd, Team Manager Roger DeCoster and the riders gathered in a secluded high secure area behind the truck, to prepare, talk tactics, away from the constant autograph shouts from fans.

French fans interest in Team USA was incredible!

French fans interest in Team USA was incredible!

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Team USA pitted out of the Keema Yamaha factory rig.

Team USA pitted out of the Kemea Yamaha factory rig.

Ryan Villopoto dropped by to lend his support, talk statergy with all the riders. Big John in the background looks after rider safety and security, making sure riders get to where they need to be on time without hassle.

Ryan Villopoto dropped by to lend his support, talk stratergy with all the riders. Big John in the background looks after rider safety and security, making sure riders get to where they need to be on time without hassle.

Don't know whether this mechanic was on Social Media or re-mapping his riders bike?

Don’t know whether this mechanic was on Social Media or re-mapping his riders bike?

Jeremy Martin's helmet.

Jeremy Martin’s helmet.

Barcia's mechanic and RV touch base, as ace photographer Ray Archer gets to work!.

Barcia’s mechanic and RV touch base, as ace photographer Ray Archer gets to work!.

Meanwhile elsewhere, MXGP champ Romain Febvre's factory Yamaha gets cleaned up in the custom built bike wash booth's.

Meanwhile elsewhere, MXGP champ Romain Febvre’s factory Yamaha gets cleaned up in the custom built bike wash booth’s.

Announcer Francois Manigon whips the local crowd into a frenzy.

Announcer Francois Manigon whips the local crowd into a frenzy.

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Roger DeCoster works out what the Team need to score going into moto 3

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Alpine Stars crew were gracious hosts!

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Cooper Webb recovers after a great ride in moto 2.

MXoN rookie Cooper Webb really got to grips with his Yamaha YZ 450cc bike!

MXoN rookie Cooper Webb really got to grips with his Yamaha YZ 450cc bike!

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Joe Gibbs Racing manager Jeremy Albrecht, Justin Barcia and “The Man” get set for moto 3.

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Barcia’s mechanic breaks out the patriotic Team USA socks!

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In the back of the Kemea Yamaha race truck, Jeremy Martin and Johnny O’Mara and Ryan Villopoto review Martin’s great first moto ride.

Team France on their parade lap incite the crowd into a frenzy!

Team France on their parade lap incite the crowd into a frenzy!

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Cooper Webb chases Romain Febvre down the last downhill to the flag.

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Romain Febvre after pulling a tear off over the line, lap one.

Cooper Webb past the massive crowd. Team USA did great but there was a definite lack of American fans there to witness their battles.

Cooper Webb past the massive crowd. Team USA did great but there was a definite lack of American fans there to witness their battles.

Far right Doc John Bodnar  of Asterisk Medical Crew was there looking after his troops..........

Far right Doc John Bodnar of Asterisk Medical Crew was there looking after his troops……….

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Cooper Webb grabs the Fox holeshot in moto2 and for his efforts, a cheque for €1,000 euro’s from Fox.

Febvre was just untouchable and showed just wy he's France's leading rider and MXGP World Champion in 2015.

Febvre was just untouchable and showed just why he’s France’s leading rider and MXGP World Champion in 2015.

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A small section of the massive crowd, reported to be 80,000 over the 2 days. Flag’s of every nation!

Menawhilw back at the truck Ryan Villopoto in conversation with American mechanics. RV looked happy and relaxed, able to take in this great event without the enormous pressure as a rider!

Menawhilw back at the truck Ryan Villopoto in conversation with American mechanics. RV looked happy and relaxed, able to take in this great event without the enormous pressure as a rider!

Later on this week I’ll be posting my third and final blog on the MXoN with lot’s more exclusive photo’s, more Monster girl’s and the crazy podium celebrations! If you like what you see appreciate your comments…………………………..

Back in 1972 Marty Tripes was a puppy faced youthful 16 year old, with a factory Yamaha and tons of natural talent when he entered the LA Coliseum for the first ever Supercross held inside the former Olympic venue.

Mike Goodwin, a rock & roll concert promoter had come up with the idea of moving the often dusty and dirty outdoor motocross events into the comfort of football stadiums, where spectators could see everything from the comfort of a seat and easily grab a hot-dog or a beer. Goodwin came up with the idea whilst sat on the toilet in Belize, central America, reading about how a promoter had sold out Madison Square Garden in New York for a flat track race. Goodwin and his wife Diane, jumped in their beat up VW camper, drove to the Coliseum and convinced the owners to hold the inaugural Superbowl after sketching a rough track design on the back of a cocktail napkin.  Goodwin invited all the top European riders, like Hallman, DeCoster, Hansen, Kring, Aberg, Bickers etc to come and show the young inexperienced Americans how to ride Motocross inside a stadium. They knew little of a young 16 year old kid, named Marty Tripes from San Diego, but by the end of the balmy July night, his name was on everyone’s lip’s!

1972 Superbowl LA Coliseum

1972 Superbowl LA Coliseum

Goodwin made the race part of the Inter-Am Series, which used to attract some of Europe’s best riders to the United States during the summer months. Torsten Hallman, the multi-time world champion from Sweden, led a large contingent into the Coliseum, but it was a just-turned-16-years-old Yamaha rider that would steal the show. Marty Tripes, a superbly talented teenager on a yellow Yamaha, was barely old enough to have a driver’s license (he turned 16 just ten days before the race). Over the course of three motos, Tripes would finish 2-2-2 to score the best overall finish of the night. In doing so, he set a record for the youngest AMA Supercross winner ever, a standard that will likely never be surpassed.

Fast forward 43 years and Marty’s friend’s Jim Beauchamp and Keith Lynas approached Professional Artist Rob Kinsey to commission a painting of Marty winning the first ever Superbowl of Motocross. The trouble was, in the pre digital camera days not a lot of colour photo’s had been archived and eventually Rob had to work from old newsprint black/white shots and research all the colours, add in the Coliseum peristyle, crowd etc.

Marty Tripes b/w newspaper photo

Marty Tripes b/w newspaper photo

Marty Tripes pen/marker visual.

Marty Tripes pen/marker visual.

Luckily I was able to find some other colour photo’s of Marty’s race kit and bike to get the colours accurate/

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Working on the painting took approx 40 hours of work.

Artist rob Kinsey working on Tripes commission in his studio in Derbyshire, England.

Artist Rob Kinsey working on the Tripes commission in his studio in Derbyshire, England.

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Marty Tripes Commission, Acrylic on stretched linen canvas.

The presentation to Marty was arranged for a surprise birthday party on June 27th, where Jim presented Marty with the painting, which was well received and even brought a tear to Marty’s eyes for the generosity of his friends and remembering back to that night in July 1972.

Marty receives the painting from Jim Beauchamp.

Marty receives the painting from Jim Beauchamp.

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Once again Rob Kinsey Art will be exhibiting at the International   Dirt Bike Show Stoneleigh which runs from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th November 2010.

During the show Rob will be doing a “Live Painting Demo” of former Yamaha factory rider Dave Watson, from when he raced the 250cc Grand Prix circuit in the 1980’s. Come along and check out the progress of the painting during the show.  It’s also an excellent opportunity to bring along your own cherished photo’s, to discuss having them made into a memorable piece of art!  It’s not as expensive as you may think, and Rob tries to accomodate all budgets and requests.

On display will be a new range of Rob Kinsey original’s and limited edition prints.

For info on show visit: http://www.dirtbikeshow.co.uk/

For info on Rob’a artwork visit: www.robkinsey.com

At the Youthstream awards ceremony saturday night, 2 of the sport’s biggest star’s, who passed away this year, were remembered in an emotional ceremony.

Giuseppe Luongo commissioned English Artist Rob Kinsey, www.robkinsey.com,  to produce these two exceptional NEW paintings of Danny Magoo Chandler, an American Motocross icon, who won all four moto’s of the Motocross & Trophee des Nations in 1982 in Germany and Switzerland.

Rob chose a classic Black/white photograph from photographer Warren Price   as the basis for his 20″ x30″ acrylic on canvas painting which he turned into this stunning study of Chandler at his best, leading the world.

Danny "Magoo" Chandler 1982 MXDN painting by Rob Kinsey

The painting was presented by Giuseppe to Dave Clabaurgh, promoter of the 2010 Motocross of Nations, in recognition of his outstanding event this weekend in Lakewood, Colorado.

Also remembered was Andrew McFarlane, the Australian rider who finished second in the 2005 MX2 World Motocross Championship and  competed successfully on the American AMA outdoor championship circuit.  Andrew sadly died this year in an accident during the Australian Motocross championship round at Broadford.

Andrew McFarlane painting by Rob Kinsey

Giuseppe chose to present this great painting to Ilario Ricci, McFarlane’s former manager and sponsor when he rode the GP’s.

Artist Rob Kinsey said:  “Sadly I can’t be in Colorado for the presentation, due to family commitment’s, but I was deeply honoured to accept this commission from Youthstream to respect two great rider’s who are sadly missed.  I knew Danny as a close friend and we celebrated his 50th birthday in great style at last year’s MXoN in franciacorta Italy. 

Magoo's 50th birthday celebrations at 2009 MXoN Italy.

 Danny’s record of winning all four moto’s will never be broken, a fitting tribute to a great rider, showman and champion who captured our hearts.  Despite being confined to a wheelchair from an earlier racing accident, Magoo was always upbeat and the fans truely adored meeting him at events. 

Andrew McFarlane had  great charisma, both on and off the bike and won many fans across the world for his racing style and friendly demeanor.  It’s fitting that his former manager, Ilario Ricci, who spotted Andrew’s style and brought him to Europe, should receive this artwork!”

About the Artist:  

 Rob Kinsey, based in Ashbourne England, has been a professional artist since 2005, specialising in motocross.  He work’s mainly in acrylic on canvas painting’s and also pen &  ink illustrations.  Rob’s clients include Honda, KTM, Youthstream, MX Files and many private collectors and enthusiasts around the world.  In 2006 RacerX magazine nominated him “Artist of the Year”.  More of Rob’s work can be seen on his website www.robkinsey.com and welcome’s commission enquiries to robakinsey@hotmail.com

Here’s some of the feedback on the paintings:

Lefty’s Ha! 
Well, we can both use our imaginations today, which is actually a good thing. I saw pictures and a few tweets yesterday and it looked like a good day. Everybody had a chance to shine.
I’m not one of those Go USA, screw the rest people. I would like to see a really competitive and exciting day. Doesn’t matter who wins to me. That said the US does seem the most complete, but you
never know. I was very happy for Andrew. Very happy. Ryan and Trey have what appears to be long bright futures so I’m really just pulling for Andrew to have a great experience. I think Marvin will be on form today and make it tough on Trey. Ryan probably got his mulligan out of the way, but there are still so many things that can happen. I hope that place is packed today!
Keep up the good work Rob
David Bailey ( US MX icon)
 
Great work as usual, Rob. Danny would be proud.
Hope you’re well.
Fran Kuhn (Photographer)
 
Dear Rob,
That is beautiful. Good job. You are an artist of the highest caliber!
GLENN
Glenn C. McGovern (US Atourney)
Just followed the link on MotoNews to your newest works. Awesome work, you are THE MOTO ARTIST! Great work!
David Griffin
 
Rob, I was there tonight when they unveiled the paintings of Magoo and Sharky and they were dazzling and very, very cool. Paul Malin was the host and he got very choked up talking about Andrew especially. I wish you had been there because the paintings were well-received and the subjects were well honored. The tribute and the paintings were exceptional.

The McFarlane painting is one of my favorite so far, by the way. Well done.

DC (Davey Coombs) 
MX Sports

 
Rob,
Awesome painting of Andrew!
I enjoyed the “124” & it was a pleasure to have worked
with him and his family.
Dave O.Wink
Dave Osterman (Andrew McFarlane’s US Team Manager)
 
Amazing Rob, simply amazing. We are truly blessed to have such a talented artist and a true moto enthusiast who understands motocross in our sport. Thank you!
Terry K from Vital MX
Wow, just beautiful. I especially like the flowing sand on the McFarlane piece. Almost a look of flames. I know you got just what you were looking for there.
We’re all blessed you’re like-minded and willing to share your talent.
Thank you.
Kurt from Las Vegas
Absolutely beautiful work as always Rob.
You really capture the emotion and life of the riders in your work.

What you do goes far beyond just a picture of someone.

jndmx CT on VitalMX