Inspired by some North Yorkshire events. The Wensleydale 1940s Weekend Gala and The Wensleydale Show, where the classic cars parade around the ring like thoroughbred horses. They seem to have a personality of their own with their big headlight eyes and shining chrome.
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Janice’s stories behind the painting
- AA Box and Patrol man. – There is an old preserved AA box in the Dales, one of only a few left in the country. When I was very young, my dad bought his first car and joined the AA. I felt like royalty when the patrol man saluted us as we passed him by on his motorbike. As a child, I was not aware that all AA patrol men saluted the owners of cars proudly emblazoned with their member’s AA badge.
- Blue Morris Minor – a favourite family car.
- Wolseley 14 – My father-in-laws car. The same type of vehicle as used by the police in the 1950s and 60s.
- Road Signs – One of my favourite places, as a child, was a park and playground that had a child size road system with scaled down versions of all the road signs, traffic lights and zebra crossings. Great fun learning about road safety while riding my tricycle.
- Picnic by Car – Our childhood picnics were not as posh as this. Just cheese and pickle sandwiches wrapped in greaseproof paper.
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