• BE PART OF THE LEGEND

A PASSION

TEAM SPIRIT LEADS THE CAR,
CAR SPIRIT LEADS THE PILOT,
PILOT SPIRIT LEADS THE RACE,
RACE SPIRIT LEADS TO VICTORY,
VICTORY SPIRIT LEADS TO LEGEND,
AFTER THE RACE, PARTS OF LEGEND.

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Parts

HAND MADE UNIQUE MASTERPIECE,
EVERY CAR CAN BECOME A LEGEND

 

TECHNIQUE

Each bonnet is an individual hand-made ( no stickers! ) piece that gives it its unique look. The real type G Porsche.
Every bonnet, every door is unique, freely inspired from the decorations of legendary race cars,
a piece of work signed by the artist.
• 911 vintage bonnet reveals its own authentic experience
• The painting is made by the artist with the techniques of graffiti art. 
• The patina is performed with the slag from the race, oil, tire rubber and other ingredients, we keep secret.

ORDER

You have the choice of two :

Glassfibre : 5kg, a reproduction to honour the lightness of the great cult race car that the Porsche 935 is.
Steel : 15kg, a real bonnet from a used and iconic Porsche 911 type G with
all the soul of his past life. All are one-off pieces and come with a back a riveted metal plate which attest the authenticity and signed by the artist.
You select the pattern(s), send us your order and we deliver within 4 weeks.            
Commissions welcome!

ATR TEAM

“AFTER THE RACE” IS A PARTNERSHIP BORN FROM A 30 YEARS OLD FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN JEAN-DENIS CLAESSENS, A GRAPHIC DESIGNER, A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR AND A CAR LOVER, AND EDMOND THONNARD, AKA POGO, A SERIAL PAINTER AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST RAISED IN STREET ART.

THOSE TWO BELGIANS, PROUD TO BE COMPATRIOTS TO “MISTER LE MANS” * , WERE BORN IN THE COUNTRY OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CIRCUIT IN THE WORLD * , AND FIND THEIR ROOTS IN THE LAND OF CONDROZ AND THE INDUSTRIAL BACKGROUND OF THE LOWER MEUSE.

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JEAN-DENIS CLAESSENS

FOUNDER & ART DIRECTOR
After his studies as a graphic designer, Jean-Denis immediately created his own advertising company in the early 90’s.
Inspired by his love of speed and motion, he named it “Boomerang”.
Later, Jean-Denis widened his range of activities to DVD-edition, and then to movie production and direction.

Since he was 19, passionate about automotive history and high on the thrill of competition, he has competed behind the wheel of both an Escort RS 2000 and a BMW M3 e30 and has become a regular in rallies and racetracks.
He is often to be seen on the circuits of Francorchamps and Nürburgring driving various Porsches 911.

His artistic fiber has kept driving him to Art Cars. “Mes pop cars” by Hervé Poulain, is his favorite book.
It is through this culture that the “After the Race” concept has come to his mind; turning into pieces of art the hoods and doors of those mythical race cars.


*« Mister le Mans » has become the nickname of Belgian pilot Jacky Ickx due to his six victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He owns the greatest motor sports record among Belgian pilots and is known as much for his gentleman attitude as for his many trophies.
*The circuit of Spa-Francorchamps is internationally acknowledged as the most beautiful circuit in the world.

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EDMOND “POGO” THONNARD

COMPTEMPORARY ARTIST
Just like Keith Harring, Banksy, Jef Aérosol or Speedy Graffito, he is part of the pioneers of European street art nourished by the underground culture of the 80’s. He triggered the vocation of several graffiti artists from the hip-hop movement who acknowledge him as a precursor of Belgian spraycan art.

A free electron defining himself as a polyvalent, variable-geometry artist, Pogo has also been a video decorator, an exhibition scenographer (Jean-Claude Mézières, Enki Bilal in 2001…) and designer, a comedian and a rock singer. The House of Science in Liege, the Euro Space Center and the biggest global WWI exhibition have also used his services.

Driven by hyperrealism, backed by years of graphic and pictorial experience, this autodidact multifaceted artist keen on two and four-wheel speedsters did not hesitate to become a part of the After The Race concept, investing his talent in fixing power, speed and everything that makes the soul of the race on metal.



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