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Stanley Wanlass has taught at universities in both the United States and abroad including the European Art Academy in Paris. He is a painter and creator of limited edition bronze sculptures of automobiles. He has always shad a passion for cars and has collected, restored and raced since the mid-fifties. His collection of automobiles varies from Alfas and Bugattis to Brooklands race cars, Indy cars, Ferraris and ’32 Ford Roadsters. His sculptures and paintings echo his eclectic automobile collections and are represented in museums and private collections world-wide and his historical monuments are located in national memorials, universities and public places nation-wide.
“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau
“Imagination is more important than intellect.” – Albert Einstein
“Assume a virtue if you have it not.” – William Shakespeare
PERSONAL CHALLENGE IN HIS CAREER
After years of teaching Stan decided to pursue his dream of being an artist, despite having a family of 7 to feed and care for, and he went full throttle in to painting and sculpture. However, there was no market for what he was making. Listen to find out how he created a market and how that lead to a successful career.
AUTOMOTIVE CAREER AH-HA MOMENT
After putting together a group of automotive artists and forming an organization and attending car shows. This lead to the Automotive Fine Arts Society and a market was created and success soon followed.
1932 Ford parts car and built his first Hot Rod.
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE X6
Plan, simplify and be strong.
You can’t eat an elephant in one bite. But you can if you eat it one bite at a time.
You can’t be a champion runner and a champion pie eater at one time.
If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re probably right.
Fortune favors the bold.
Do it now.
Dick Rodwell – Rodware at 801-451-4552
Jim Allen – www.ourducesarewild.com or 702-498-7930 or 435-559-4525
Goodguys Gazette – Gary Meadors – www.good-guys.com
Rodders Journal – Steve Coonan – www.roddersjournal.com
Rodding USA – Paul Martinez – www.roddingusa.com
Hot Rods & Harleys – Paul Kenworthy – www.hodrodsandharleysmag.com
Jerry Slover – Pete & Jakes – www.peteandjakes.com
Roy Brizio – www.roybriziostreetrods.com
Chris Davenport – Salt Flats Speedshop – www.saltflatsspeedshop.com – 801 787-2299
Allan Thornton, – The Flatlander – PO Box 39 Randleman, N.C. 27317 – firstname.lastname@example.org – 336 302-6091
Given Stan’s library has over 10,000 books it’s hard for Stan to choose only one but if he had to; Immortal 2.9: Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 – Simon Moore