Robert Jocko Johnson Railton Special Aluminum Model

Robert Jocko Johnson Railton Special Aluminum Model

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Robert Jocko Johnson Railton Special Aluminum Model
Robert Jocko Johnson Railton Special Aluminum Model
Robert Jocko Johnson Railton Special Aluminum Model

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This aluminum model of the Railton Special was created by Jocko Johnson, a.k.a. Robert Johnson (1943-2008), circa 1966- 1980, and was purchased recently from the noted automobile collector, Ralph Lauren. It has spinning wheels with black painted finish and the balance of the vehicle is made from aluminum. The Railton Special was designed by Reid A. Railton and in 1938 won the world land speed record at Bonneville with the Briton, John Cobb, at the wheel. Born and raised in southern California, Johnson worked as a mechanic as a young man, building hot rods and dragsters at the Barris Kustom Auto Shop for George Barris in North Hollywood. By 1958 he established his own business, Jocko's Porting Service to create streamlined racers for the Bonneville flats which we covered in skins of shaped sheet metal and aluminum. Not only a skilled mechanic, Jocko won acclaim for his ability to sculpt and shape metal and for his own auto body designs. He also sculpted wood and in the 1970s he dropped out of the Bonneville and southern California dragster scenes to concentrate on his fine art. He eventually moved to the desert near Joshua Tree National Park where he worked as an artist until his death in 2008. Dimensions: 5" H X 28" W X 11" D (12.7cm H X 71.1cm W X 27.9cm D). Additional images forwarded upon request ( za- )

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  • Reference #
  • za_079
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Fine Art
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • Circa 1970s
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  • Condition
  • Excellent

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