Making Stox History is pleased to be supporting the young up and coming F1 driver 488 Mike Kingston Jnr and congratulate him on becoming 2010 Novice of the Year.
Below is a pic of his newly painted yellow graded aerofoil signwritten by Brian Evans:
Two of the best stock car signwriters around have to be Brian Evans and Mark Ford. The originality and quality of their work is a credit to them and creates a professional image for BriSCA F1 Stock Car Racing. Trying to replicate their work on my models at a scale of 1/18th is a real challenge.
Below are pictures of my efforts at reproducing their work.
The 97 Murray Harrison car from 1997 was signwritten by Brian Evans and this is my model of that car:
The 2004 World Final Winning car of 33/1 Peter Falding was signwritten by Mark Ford and this is my model of that car:
Amusing Slogans On F1 Stock Cars
As a builder of F1 Stock Car models for many years, I have enormous respect for the skills of the various signwriters used by drivers on their cars. Trying to replicate their work on the models I build is quite a stiff challenge.
Something that I feel always adds value is the addition of a humorous slogan or two. I'm not sure whether they come from the imagination of the signwriter or the driver and his friends and family but the original thought is usually very clever and often very amusing!
I decided to look through my model collection and highlight some examples that brought a smile to my face at the time I saw them on the full size car and again when I painted it onto my model. Here they are and I hope they bring back some fond memories for you:
Pic from my model of 190 Len Wolfenden's 1979 Wainman car:
Pic from my model of 1 Stu Smith's 1980 World Final Winning car:
Pic from my model of 64 Kev Smith's 1993 car:
Pic from my model of 515 Frankie Wainman Junior's 2001 National Points Winning car:
Pic from my model of 391 Stu Smith's 1976 Dodo car. It was in response to the taunt on 229 John Hillam's car 'wildcat the copycat'.