Recently my lovely Mum was going through her big wicker box of photo albums and she put aside some pictures of me next to classic cars just like the ones in my paintings. A class mate took them at Disney World when I was about 13 years old. It was an amazing holiday and my second trip to the US. The first trip was to the East Coast and Disney Land in 1981. At the age of 7 my parents took me to California, Las Vegas, San Francisco etcetera and ever since I’ve always loved America.
Knowing my Dad likes these style of cars I took the pictures to show him when I got back, as a gesture to say thank you for letting me go on such an incredible school trip. As a kid I was a fan of sports cars, especially Lamborghinis and I didn’t even remember these pictures at first. However seeing the photos again over twenty years later has struck a cord. Now, having matured a bit I appreciate the style and flare a lot more. Maybe it’s because they remind me of my childhood (or maybe I’m turning into my Dad!). One thing’s for sure, after repairing and painting so many classic and modern cars I feel todays designs just don’t compare to those days, but it’s nice to see the style showing a return.
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