Harley Race by Rob Schamberger © 2012 Rob. All rights reserved.

Harley Race

Harley Race painting by Rob Schamberger

Acrylic and spray paint on 24″ x 24″ wood

In Kansas City, Harley Race is possibly the most respected and revered wrestler in the city’s history. He was a co-owner of the Central States territory with Bob Geigel and Pat O’Connor and an eight-time world heavyweight champion, battling a who’s who of wrestling luminaries. Today, he owns and runs the country’s pre-eminent wrestling school, training wrestlers who have gone on to main event for WWE, TNA, Ring of Honor and in Japan.

It seems just about everyone I talk to has a personal story about Harley Race. He tried to recruit my father-in-law to be a wrestler. One of my neighbors was friends with Harley’s son and Harley would throw them into the lake. A lady I used to work with would start fanning herself and shout, “Oh, Harley! Oooh, he was so handsome!” Another coworker got thrown out of Memorial Hall when he got worked up during a match and tried to help out Harley.

Hopefully soon I can share with y’all some news about a little project Harley and I are cooking up!

And here’s a video showing how I put the finisher on Handsome Harley:

One Comment

  1. Marcia Clark

    Awesome ^_^

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