Star Wars Racing for Topps: The Kessel Run
George Lucas has always loved cars, and as a teen thought seriously about becoming a professional racecar driver. A serious auto accident derailed this aspiration, however, and Lucas ultimately decided to photograph cars instead of racing them. His interest in photography eventually led to an interest in filmmaking, but Lucas never lost his love for custom cars and racing. It’s easy to see that love in his work - It’s everywhere, from Bob Falfa’s ’55 Chevy in American Graffiti, to Han Solo’s ultimate hot rod, the Millennium Falcon, in Star Wars.
For Galaxy 6, Russell Walks explores the connection between Star Wars and racing with a series of brilliant paintings depicting the vehicles of Star Wars in the style of the vintage European racing posters that no doubt hung on Lucas’s wall when he was a teen.
First up: La Course De Kessel – The Kessel Run. A Correllian, a Wookie, and under 12 parsecs of pure hyperspace excitement .