When not catching waves off Barra beach or strumming his guitar, Carlos “Carlão” Carneiro can be found strapped into a cockpit in either Brazil, England, or the United States risking his neck as a race car driver.

A bona fide Carioca -- born and raised in Rio -- his artistic talent was first recognized by his high school principal who, obviously not amused by Carlos’ creativity, suspended him for drawing on the school’s books, wall, and furniture. To this day Carlos still can’t figure out how he got finagled into leaving his helmet on the shelf long enough to illustrate this book. But as he concedes, “I’d even draw pictures on Sugar Loaf Mountain if it would help finance the next racing season.”


Currently Carlão is manager of the Indoor Kart World Championship series. He lives in Arizona with his wife and son.



Book photo by Ricardo Elkind - Shopping Rio Sul campaign - Agência Salles
© 2008 Livros TwoCan Ltda. All rights reserved. Illustrations © Carlos "Carlão" Carneiro Design agency S/2M2 Design