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