Jeff was interviewed by
Tucson PBS station KUAT by producer Sooyeon Lee. The program aired
on August 17, 2004. Click below to watch the interview:
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Such intangibles as movement and energy become reality at the hands of
sculptor Jeff Gamble as he portrays the mystery of man over machine.
His knowledge of automotive subjects comes from a
lifetime of interest in automobiles of all types. He spent his
boyhood days building and modifying model cars often into the night and
at the expense of homework. His first racing experience was with
the Soap Box Derby.
His tinkering continued with his first full size vehicle, a Model A
Bell Telephone truck. He accompanied his father to diverse car
shows such as sports car races and the Joey Chitwood Thrill Show.
These influenced Jeff to become a Porsche owner in 1967 and a class
champion in Porsche Club Time trials in 1975. Since then he has
continued to restore and show his cars.
Using his personal library of experiences, Gamble
takes the great stories of automotive history and transforms them into
bronze. His first sculpture was the Porsche 356 series. Next came
the popular 550 Spyder in "Rebel's Dream". He continued to
portray the early success of Porsche racing with "Victory in the Alps"
which captured the 1952 Leige-Rome-Leige rally victory. He turned
to the prewar era for his next inspiration. The first was the
ultra-streamlined AutoUnion. He portrayed the car poised for a
world record speed run with Professor Porsche leaning over the car and
instructing the driver, Bernd Rosemeyer. This sculpture was
well-named "Age of the Titans". With "Duel at Avus" he combined
the sleek AutoUnion with the equally powerful Mercedes Benz racer as
the two battled on the famous banked North Curve at the AVUS track near
For his next work, Gamble remembered the epic 24 Hour
battles at Le Mans. His "Final Victory at Le Mans" depicted the
winning Aston Martin DBR1/2. The co-drivers of this historic race
were both presented their own bronze. Roy Salvadori was presented
his at the Silverstone Historic Races. Carroll Shelby received
his bronze directly from Gamble at the 97 Greater LA Auto Show as
Shelby introduced his new Series I Shelby American. With "Touch
of Genius" Gamble returned to Porsche history as he commemorated the
Elford/Stone victory in the 1968 Monte Carlo Rally driving the
Jeff Gamble's polished
sculptures have received critical acclaim by automotive editors,
executives, designers, and collectors in the United States, Europe and
Japan. This favorable reception to his works is the result of his
exhaustive research into the people, places, and events he
portrays. His amazing attention to detail, such as oil on the
hood, mud splashes, and water spraying from the tires, has earned him a
worldwide following that enables the collector of his works to
experience historic moments in time.