Neil Collins

Safety Fast | 1959 Dutch Grand Prix | Jo Bonnier | BRM | Artwork


Original Painting of Jo Bonnier, who  was the first Swedish driver to start a Grand Prix race. His greatest achievement in Formula One was taking victory for BRM in the 1959 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, shown in this painting.

Bonnier was one of the driving forces behind the Grand Prix Drivers' Association. Despite his win for BRM, Bonnier did not drive for many works teams throughout his career, with only one-offs as a replacement driver for Lotus, Brabham and Honda.

After his debut in a works Maserati, he then drove for his own Joakim Bonnier Racing Team and for Mimmo Dei's Scuderia Centro Sud in the late 50s, before finding a spot in the BRM and Porsche teams.

In 1966, he was racing advisor to the motor racing epic Grand Prix starring James Garner. A group of top drivers (including Garner, who did all his own driving) were employed for the racing scenes. While filming the 1966 Belgian Grand Prix at the notorious Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Bonnier, along with more than half the field including Jackie Stewart, Bob Bondurant, Graham Hill and Denny Hume, crashed on the first lap of the race. Bonnier went clean through an upstairs window at a house next to the track and could not take part in the later filming on the circuit.

Overall size (cm): 50.0 x 40.0 including mount. Artwork size: 37.0 x 26.5

More About This Item
Type: Painting
Medium: Original Art - Watercolours
Style: Figurative, Illustrative, Realistic
Framed: Yes
Year of Subject: 1959
Delivery Information

United Kingdom Delivery: £4.99 | FREE on orders over £75*

Europe | USA | World delivery: From £11.99 - Calculated at checkout based on size & value.

*excludes framed prints, aluminium panels, stretched canvases, sculpture and original artwork where a delivery charge is calculated at checkout based on size & value.

More Delivery Information >

Neil Collins

Neil Collins watercolour artist works from old photographs and likes to research period colours to ensure that details are correct. Neil’s first national exhibition was at the RAC Art of Motoring in 2016 where his water colours found a ready market. Since then he has developed both his style and his client base. The clean lines of Neil’s pictures reflect a lifetime in design disciplines. The translucent and free flowing qualities of water colour give an immediacy to Neil’s work.

“I get an enormous amount of pleasure from researching and planning my paintings. Old photographs are fascinating, and I love to translate old black-and-white photographs into colour with my artwork. Every photograph has a narrative – sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden. I like to have this in my paintings". 

View All By Neil Collins


If you have any questions about ordering from us, see our FAQs below. You can also view our full FAQs, or please contact us with any other questions and we'll be pleased to answer them.

Are your products official?

All of our products are original pieces of artwork direct from studios and artists from around the World.

How do you keep my order safe in transit?

All framed prints and original artworks are professionally packaged into strong double and triple walled cardboard shipping boxes or bespoke wooden cases for larger original artworks.

Do you ship Worldwide?

We ship Internationally using UPS, DHL, FedEx or a Royal Mail tracked services. This means that your order is fully tracked until it arrives at it's destination. We will email you a tracking number on dispatch then your order will just take a few days to arrive anywhere in the World. DHL Express typically 1-2 days and Royal Mail 5-7 days under normal circumstances.

If I'm ordering from overseas, do I need to pay import duty?

We accurately describe our goods so that your order passes smoothly through customs and any unnecessary delays are minimised. Any import duties and taxes are the responsibility of the receiver.

Why buy from Historic Car Art?

Our collection is curated. This means we only offer artworks from the best, professional artists who meet our strict selection criteria developed over 20 years of working in this arena. This is not a marketplace where no standard is applied for inclusion. This means we are able to provide the highest quality art available.

Read More >

What are my framing options?

For each print edition we usually offer a bespoke framing service using the highest quality using acid-free conservation or museum grade materials.

Read More >

Recently Viewed Artworks