Car Art

John Berkey’s CAR ART

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Berkey’s Road & Track Christmas Card

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9 Berkey Old Car Ads from 1971-1972

John’s 80-year old sister Janice told me:
“In case you’ve never heard, John was drawing cars from a VERY early age. When we lived in Aberdeen, South Dakota he would take his wagon downtown and pick up all the color folders on what was our auto row. When he got them home, he would try to draw them around the perimeter of the ads. This continued until he was in school in Excelsior, the drawing of cars, I mean. I remember that like it was yesterday…”

From 1971-1972 — Unseen for 40 years!

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TEXACO Station (unpublished)

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1915 Ford Assembly Line
by John Berkey for a 1977 calendar!

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San Francisco Cable Car w/cars
for a 1977 calendar

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Berkey’s 1984 “Main St.” ad for IBM

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A page for a 1964 Berkey calendar

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ROAD & TRACK
May 1997 issue

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Road & Track also printed this painting as a Collector’s Postcard…

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1973 SF Bookclub future car

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ROAD & TRACK
March 1983

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Berkey’s “Antique Car Rally in the Year 2040”

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MG Illustration / magazine not yet located

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Red Car / magazine print not yet located

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Road & Track – May 1984

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OTIS ELEVATOR Ad Car

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POPULAR MECHANICS / Nov 1991

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Berkey’s Futurerail Monorail

(prelim owned by Jim Garland)

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POPULAR MECHANICS / June 1988

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ROAD & TRACK – August 1985

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…John did at least 3-4 other prelims for this model car illustration…
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ROAD & TRACK – October 1983

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1985 ROAD & TRACK ilustration (mag not located)

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Dinner at Deviant’s Palace – 1985

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Berkey’s Construction art with vehicles in them…

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THE OLYMPIAN CARS – 1976

*(This book cover was done about the same time Berkey was working on his STAR WARS illustrations):

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!!!(((Crashing Cars)))!!!

There have been far too many earthquakes lately…and here is John’s July 1986 earthquake cover he did for DISCOVER magazine…

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ARGOSY Magazine illustration / May 1966

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BUCYRUS-ERIE Cranes

John Berkey did a series of historical illustrations for Bucyrus-Erie, some of which had old cars & trucks in them…

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17 John Berkey Racing Cars!!

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It’s a rare 1960’s B&B poster with 19 illustrations on it!

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Berkey’s Race Car Engine Illustration:

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1960’s Calendar Art

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Berkey’s TUCO Puzzles w/cars & trucks

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Berkey’s “1909 Stevens-Duryea” Puzzle

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I finally finished putting the puzzle together — as I was doing it I was sure that it was missing some pieces, and I was right! It was missing 10 pieces!!! Oh well…

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Berkey’s “1911 Maxwell” Jigsaw Puzzle

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This puzzle was also printed as a 22″ round puzzle!…

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These puzzles are extremely challenging to put together…
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Berkey’s “In the Land of Cotton” Puzzle

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…and notice how the box cover didn’t show the right side of the puzzle!…
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Farm Trucks by Berkey

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1974 – Post of Honor

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The Night We Buried Road Dog

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Reader’s Digest Illustration

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Car in Garage sketch…

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(More to Come)