18 May 2012

The Historic Grand Prix - The Decorated Gordini


This decorated car is a Gordini T11/15 built in 1947.  Seems a sacrilege to me that a beautiful old racing car should be painted like this but perhaps other people don't agree.  It certainly stopped me in my tracks!

(Thanks so much to Jean-Michel who informed me the art is by Patrick Moya, a well-known local artist.)

9 comments:

domino said...

And now we have to find a client! I love it, must be easy to sell.....depends also on what people like to pay for it and what they are asking....

boyfrombeach said...

This actually looks great, and proves that there is at least one owner who has the .. courage .. to put contempory art on an old car. Most are soooo concerned to leave everything as is - and make the thing run with rose kitchen towels- ROFL!!

Ed said...

Is it real paint? Nowadays people just print graphics onto special thin vinyl wrap that adheres to the car but can be pulled off easily. For ex., none of the logos on F1 cars are hand-painted any more.

Gailsman said...

Not sure if I like it or not, but can see the appeal of making a unique car. Although I don't suppose there are that many around anyway.

Judith said...

Oh. I agree with you. If a thing is beautiful in and of itself, why tinker?

Jilly said...

Ed, you make a good point although I am pretty sure this is a real paint job. If you click on the photo it should enlarge for you to see more detail. As a known artist did the work I can't imagine he'd paint onto thin vinyl - but really I haven't a clue. Next time I'll look more carefully.

Jameson said...

I've seen recent pics of Patrick Moya doing the work himself for this automobile. I had the privilege of meeting with him last September and got a tour of his work in Cannes at the time. Great guy, fantastic sense of humor, he has the best outlook on life!

Jilly said...

Jameson, well that settles the discussion then on paint v stuck on - and a lovely tribute from you to the artist.

tennisjazz said...

thanks for another great series, Jilly ... now looking forward to your 2012 F1 series.

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