A very yel­low pa­rade

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - Nick Larkin

Clas­sics stole the show in a 100-strong con­voy of bright yel­low cars that passed through a Cotswold vil­lage in sup­port of an 84-year-old res­i­dent whose cus­tard coloured car was van­dalised.

The show of sol­i­dar­ity and goodwill hap­pened on 1 April af­ter it emerged that Peter Mad­dox’s Vaux­hall Corsa was at­tacked fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions that it was spoil­ing the view of 17th cen­tury Ar­ling­ton Row in Bibury, Glouces­ter­shire.

The Bright Yel­low Car Con­voy in­cluded var­i­ous clas­sics, in­clud­ing a Messer­schmitt, Lam­borgh­i­nis, a Volvo 66, a T2 VW Camper, BL Mi­nis and MGBs.

Peter says: ‘I was shocked by what hap­pened to my car but over­whelmed by ev­ery­thing peo­ple have done for me.’

Van­dals caused dam­age cost­ing £6000, even scratch­ing the word ‘move’ into the paint. They have not been caught.

The con­voy started and fin­ished at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, where Peter, chose his top three cars: a Lam­borgh­ini Gal­lardo (third), a new Vaux­hall Corsa (sec­ond) and a 1960 Messer­schmitt.

The event was or­gan­ised by Cow­ley Con­voy co-or­di­na­tor Tanya Field and car valeter Matty Bee. He says: ‘What a cel­e­bra­tion of all things yel­low – many want the event to be held again next year!’

Pic­ture credit: Alix Haigh, Aram­ina Im­ages.

A Ford Fi­esta MkII leads a con­voy of yel­low cars past the row of his­toric cot­tages where Peter Mad­dox’s car was van­dalised.

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