" Stumbled across this lovely two-part 'tube of Joey Dunlop preparing for the 1977 Cookstown 200. Obviously, Yer Maun ragged it around public roads clobbered only in jeans and T-shirt to get the feel of the Ulster asphalt. You could do that in "
Dunlop: The Art of Motorsport.
An Exhibition is opening in London Wednesday that will showcase Dunlop’s 90 year association with the 24-hours of Le Mans.
Illustrators Telegramme, Timba Smits and Raid 71 were commissioned by Dunlop to create a collection of bespoke artwork that focus on different aspects and eras of the Le Mans aesthetic – and the exhibtion will be hosted by 71A Gallery in Shoreditch.
Telegramme’s 1920s- flavoured artwork portrays a couple picnicking by the roadside at dusk as the cars race past, while Timba Smits’ focusses on the classic running start. Raid 71’s contemporary take captures a series of light streams that evoke the unique atmosphere of night-time racing at La Circuit de la Sarthe.
There’s a screening of a behind-the-scenes film about the works’ creation – and there’s a chance to win limited edition, signed prints of the artwork.
See you there!
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