Yellow car owners rally in support of notorious ‘ugly’ car 0

Yellow-car-owners-rally-in-support-of-notoriousOwners of yellow cars the country over have rallied in support of a fellow vehicle blamed for ruining tourists’ photos in a picturesque Cotswold village.

A procession numbering 100 bright yellow vehicles drove through the village of Bibury, in support of Vauxhall Corsa owner, Peter Maddox, 84.

Mr Maddox has long been the bane of his community, with his bright yellow motor lingering in the background of snaps outside his cottage on Arlington Row.

Tourists have complained saying it “ruins” the view; earlier this year the car was vandalised.

Yellow car owners throughout the country applied to join the drive-through, which limited numbers at 100 for safety reasons.

Organiser Matty Bee, from Coventry, said it was “a celebration of anything yellow”.

He went on to say: “The response has been amazing and overwhelming; people from all over the country and all over the world have applied to join the group.

“We’ve had everything here from a three-wheeler and a Mini to a Lamborghini super car…I’ve never seen so many yellow coloured cars in one place.”

Mr Maddox, who watched as the convoy passed his cottage, said he was “overwhelmed” by the display of support for his yellow car.

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Bibury, near Cirencester, was once described by William Morris as “the most beautiful village in England”.

The row of 17th century cottages that make Arlington Row are owned by the National Trust and feature on the inside of the UK passport. They are among the most photographed dwellings in England.

Mr Maddox’s car first started attracting complaints in 2015, after Lee McCallum posted a picture of the street with the caption: “Picture postcard street photo bombed by ugly little yellow car.”

This opens the floodgates to a string of complaints on Twitter saying the car “ruins” the view and is a “shot spoiler”.

The car was the target of vandals in February, who scratched the words ‘move’ into the car’s bonnet, dented panels and smashed windows. The damage was estimated at £6,000.

After the attack, a defiant Mr Maddox said that if the damage was too expensive to repair, he would buy a replacement – in lime green.

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