Below are several of Stevens' panels showcasing the Gee Bee, along with a couple of photos of the real thing.
Dave Stevens is certainly missed in the world of graphic storytelling.
Above, this rendering of the Gee Bee looks a lot like Russ Heath's art style. Knowing they were buds, I wonder if there was collaboration. Perhaps not.
Above, the Gee Bee Sportster was a less lethal version of the Gee Bee planes, but was also less maneuverable and less popular among the speedsters. A version of this plane also showed up in The Rocketeer.