A private commission to remember happier times. Two of these cars were owned by the family for many years, these have now passed to their son.
Built in Hitler’s Germany as Grand Prix racing cars, between 1934 and 1939. Between 1935 and 1937 Auto Union cars car won 25 races, driven by Ernst von Delius, Bernd Rosemeyer, Hans Stuck and Achille Varzi. Still to be seen at Classic Race meetings, these cars look and sound awesome.
A pair of Porsche Spyders on the banked curve at the Avus Race Track in Berlin, sadly no longer in existence, The last real races were in 1998. This painting was a private commission based on photographs.
The P6 was the last of the ‘P’ designated Rover designs to reach production. The vehicle was marketed first as the Rover 2000. One innovative feature was the prism of glass on the top of the front side lights. This allowed the driver to see the front corner of the car in low light conditions. The P5 was sold alongside the P6 until 1972.
The driver of a P5 knocked me off my Suzuki T350 in early 1973 and the driver of a P6 did the same again in early 1974!
Ford Fiesta Mk2
The Fiesta Mk2 appeared towards the end of summer 1983 and was an immensely popular small car in the UK . It was still a very common sight 20 years later, but is now quite rare. It certainly outlived its main rival at its launch, the Austin Metro! This picture is another cherished car commissioned by its owner. Painted using watercolour, gouache and an airbrush.
Ford Escort Mk1
Painted using watercolour, gouache and an airbrush.
The Ford Escort was a small European family car manufactured from 1968 to the Mk3 in 2003. The first use of the Ford Escort name was in the 1950s for an estate car version of the Ford Anglia 100E. I learned to drive in the 1300cc Estate version of the Mk1.
Ford Escort Mk2
A friend’s favourite runabout... she calls it “Colin”. Painted using watercolour, gouache and an airbrush.