By Mead Schaeffer (b. 1898 - d. 1980), 20th century illustrator.
Drawing by illustrator Dean Cornwell
Time lapse illustration by John Potter
The Dover International Speedway features the world’s fastest one mile oval known as The Monster Mile and has been hosting NASCAR events since it first opened in July 1969. The complex is 750 acres and includes The Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. The speedway is a complete vacation destination for race fans.
The staff at The Dover International Speedway had seen my previous work and wanted a map for multiple applications ranging from handouts to “you are here signs” to billboards. It was a great project for me and both challenging and exciting.
As usual I did all of the work in Adobe Illustrator. As a result the vector based art can be scaled without losing resolution. I made a time lapse video of the creation of the map as I worked. I hope you enjoy it.
To learn more about The Dover International Speedway and The Monster Mile visit DoverSpeedway.com
Connecticut Ave, Lake Helen, FL around 1948 (according to the writing on the back of the photo)