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Chevrolet Cruze Remote “Paint Work”

The British round of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) at Brands Hatch saw the presence of unconventional painting artist Ian Cook. The artist, who is a declared fan of motorsports, wanted to leave his own “Popbang Auto Art” mark at the event.

The 25-year-old Brit created a depiction of Rob Huff's WTCC Chevrolet Cruze in the main public area of the race circuit. The event gathered "large crowds of people throughout the day," as GM says. Why? The Birmingham-based artist managed to create the painting with the help of... remote control cars and old tires.

It all started when an ex-girlfriend bought me a remote control car for Christmas. She told me not to take it to my studio and not to get any paint on it, so of course I immediately did both!”, revealed the artist.

To add a special touch to the painting, Ian Cook invited WTCC driver, Rob Huff, to leave his personal trademark. To the delight of the crowd, Huff painted the lower front bumper and the valance of the car with the help of a remote control scale replica of the “Bumblebee” Chevrolet Camaro which featured in the movie Transformers 2.

After Huff signed the unique art piece, the painting was finished using the nearside front tire of Alan Menu's WTCC Cruze. Alan Menu also succeeded in wining the first race of the weekend in a 1-2 victory for Chevrolet.

I’ve created specific images for people before, but to do one using part of the actual vehicle and a real-life racing driver to drive one of my cars is entirely new!”, admitted Cook. The finished image, measuring over 2 meters in width, will be displayed in the Chevrolet team hospitality unit for the next two WTCC meetings.


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