• 27-SEP-2018

Dunlop auctions BTCC original commemorative artwork to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

  • Specially commissioned Diamond Jubilee original artwork by Popbangcolour signed by 2018 BTCC drivers 
  • Second auction includes signed box canvas and set of Dunlop road tyres 
  • Third auction features limited edition signed print and a pair of 2019 BTCC season passes 
Dunlop will auction the specially commissioned BTCC Diamond Jubilee original artwork by contemporary British automotive artist Ian Cook of Popbangcolour to raise funds and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.  The artwork was created at the Diamond Jubilee race meeting at Snetterton in July and is signed by many of the current BTCC drivers including Jason Plato, Matt Neal, Tom Ingram, Andrew Jordan and Ash Sutton.
 
The auction will start on Thursday 27th September, to co-incide with Macmillan’s traditional ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ on Friday, the eve of the final round of BTCC at Brands Hatch. The original artwork will be on display at Popbangcolour’s trade stand.
  • The main auction includes original artwork sized 2 metre by 1 metre, commemorating 60 years of touring cars and depicting the 2018 diamond jubilee logo and a selection of BTCC cars through the six decades. Click for the link
  • A second auction bid will feature a limited edition 2m x 1m box canvas of the artwork and a set of Dunlop road tyres. Click for the link 
  • The third and final auction bid includes a limited edition signed A1 print and a pair of tickets to the 2019 British Touring Car Championship. Click for the link
Ian Cook, of Popbangcolour, has for the past 10 years combined his passion for cars and career as an artist, creating artwork by painting with radio-controlled cars, toy car wheels and Dunlop tyres instead of traditional paintbrushes. Ian has produced over 400 artworks including breaking a Guinness World Record whilst painting with a full-sized car. His artwork has also appeared across numerous television shows including Top Gear’s art special, Blue Peter and The One Show.
 
Macmillan is the corporate charity of Dunlop and aims to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer, and to inspire millions of others to do the same. Since Douglas Macmillan founded the charity in 1911, Macmillan has grown to be the UK’s leading source of cancer support, helping more and more people living with cancer.
 
The auction will start on Thursday 27th September and will finish at 8pm on Monday 1st October.
 
Click here to see a time-lapse video of the artwork creation by Popbangcolour.
 
Andy Marfleet, Marketing Director of Dunlop UK: “Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity very close to our hearts. It is therefore appropriate that we launch this year’s charity auction to co-incide with Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.  The artwork is a one-off, a special commemoration of 60 years of the BTCC, and is signed by the leading drivers from 2018. I hope the auction raises vital funds for this very worthwhile charity.”
 
Ian Cook, Popbangcolour: “It was an honour to partner with Dunlop to create a series of contemporary and classic BTCC themed artworks in this, the series’60th anniversary year. The Diamond Jubilee original artwork in particular is very special, being signed by some of the biggest names in the BTCC. I’m delighted to have been a part of Dunlop’s celebrations and hope the auction achieves its aim of raising lots of money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.”
 
For those not wishing to bid but would still like to donate to Macmillan, please visit https://www.macmillan.org.uk

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