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Goodyear Trophy Race Plaque, National Air Races, 1948, with Chambellan Medal



This highly important and historic plaque, one of Goodyear's early trophy race awards for light racer airplanes in 1948, was given to Robert S. Hopkins to honour the entry of his plane in the National Air Races that year in Cleveland, Ohio. The year before, Hopkins' plane, The Falcon Special, lost a wing in one of the qualifying heats and his pilot, C. P. Smith, bailed out in time; both Hopkins and Smith were from Reidsville, North Carolina. Goodyear commissioned Rene Chambellan to sculpt the bronze medal mounted on this walnut plaque, after Chambellan gained national fame for his work at Rockefeller Center and many other Art Deco landmarks. The medal depicts a nude mythological figure in the sky holding a Goodyear banner, accompanied by an eagle with outspread wings. The medal is mounted on its original walnut Art Deco plaque, and a tag on the reverse indicates that it was manufactured by the Medallic Art Company.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Width: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Depth: 0.75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Superficial scratches to walnut plaque.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86511466942

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    $110 Standard Shipping
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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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    This item cannot be returned.

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