Sculptor Guy Portelli,of BBC Dragons Den fame, has been asked by Peter Critchell the area organiser for Kent Ferrari to show his work alongside Kent Ferrari at Car Fest South this year.
Peter also asked Guy if he could come up with a project as a fund raiser to which Guy came up with the idea of mosaicking a Ferrari bonnet with hand prints of FI drivers and well-known people who own Ferrari's. The aim is to raise funds for BBC Children In Need.
It is an appropriate project as Ferrari are currently celebrating 70 years. It is also 50 years of the Ferrari Owners Club UK.
Today saw the three of us, Guy, Peter and David visit famed race driver, David Piper who is well respected within the F1 world.
Guy will be working on the mosaicking of the bonnet at Car Fest South and North.
David Marsh, event photographer, will get a photograph of each person placing their hand on the bonnet and we plan to create a small album with the story.
The book along with supporting material will be added to a folder to go with the artwork when it goes for auction later in the year, nearer the time of Children In Need. We would approach an art auctioneer such as Bonham’s, Phillips or Christies.
Guy recently completed a Corvette bonnet highlighting the singer Prince with his life and songs.
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