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The Turners – Father and Son

Encouraged by his father, a talented amateur artist, Michael Turner started submitting his motor sport sketches to Motor magazine in the late 1940’s. After school, a year at art college and 2 years Army National Service Michael was employed at a commercial art studio in London in 1954 where for 3 years he specialised in car advertising and brochures. Whilst learning the trade he developed his motorsport paintings and in 1957 went freelance.[cap…

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Rear View Prints – Car Culture and Art

With a true obsession for elegant designs, Patrick Redmond is the founder and owner of Rear View Prints. In his pursuit to understand the process and history of creativity, he’s travelled the world looking for craftsmanship in hidden places.With a collection of new prints exclusively available from Historic Car Art, Patrick talks to Rupert Whyte about his inspiration and art.RW: What is your background?PR: I have a strong Art background stu…

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Martini in Motorsport Art Exhibition

MARTINI IN MOTORSPORT – 50 YEARS. At the dawn of motor racing the colours of the racing cars were determined by either the manufacturers or their racing driver customers. As international racing became prominent in the early 1900’s the cars competing in these races were given a ‘country colour’ – green for Britain, blue for France, Red for Italy, white for Germany for example. This way of determining colours continued up until the late 196…

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Traditional Hand Painted Grand Prix Sign

Artisan and sign maker Simon Scamp is one of the few remaining traditional signwritters in England. Working from his Cotswold base Simon produces hand painted signs and artwork that can be seen on pubs, buildings, boats and historic vehicles throughout the country. His attractive painted wooden signs are available to collectors through Historic Car Art for worldwide shipping.This beautiful sign has been patinated and varnished for period look. A …

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