Chevrolet Presents SpART: the Spark Art Car

During last week’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting at Silverstone, Northants, British car artist Ian Cook unveiled the biggest remote control car in his collection, the SpART. Based on a Chevrolet Spark, the SpART draws influences from other historic art cars, as well as Chevrolet’s global racing liveries.

With an extended aerial completing the tribute to the remote control car, Cook’s latest artistic tool is the last in a series of Art Sparks created by Chevrolet Europe in the past year. The first, a unique interpretation of the car by German fashion designer Smeilinener, made its debut at the final of the Young? Creative? Chevrolet Art Competition in Berlin last October.

Other Art Sparks include a one-off WTCC leading car by Portuguese art student Jose Rocha, a YCC winner, a Spark DJ Car - the world’s largest record turntable, created by Chevrolet UK in the spring - and a Spark Woody Wagon, seen running round the Silverstone Paddock on race day, which pays homage to the USA surf movement of the Fifties and Sixties.

“Chevrolet’s association with young artists continues - Cook was this year’s Visual Arts UK judge for the pan-European Young? Creative? Chevrolet! competition, which brings together art students across Europe to compete in a series of disciplines, including photography, video, fashion and visual art,”
a company statement reads.

Since creating his first Chevrolet - the Camaro Concept at the 2008 London Motor Show - Cook has created 12 artworks for Chevrolet and over 40 individual pieces using his car-inspired technique.
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