The 5th Sale and promotion of work

Sale No 5 was the third photograph that I have sold in a relatively short period of time from my series from the “World Sports Car Masters” race at the Silverstone Classic 2010. It appeared to me that word was getting round as this was surely more than just coincidence.…

Purely by coincidence I stumbled across the answer whilst indulging my fascination for historic racing and checking out what was coming up for the Masters Series for 2011 with a websearch.

Pics Ranch has a page for Masters Racing Historic here. In the fourth row down 2nd column is a thumbnail of my photograph of the Alan Mann Racing Ford 3 litre. My initial reaction was related to copyright and intellectual property rights etc. But if you click on the thumbnail it takes you straight to the view page on Redbubble of another

I've made a sale!!

October 1st 2010 has become a significant date in the life history of Willie Jackson. Rubbing the sleep from eyes while blowing the steam off the top of the 1st of many mugs of coffee I opened my e-mail account to find a communication from those nice people at Redbubble:

“You’ve made a sale” it said.
“You’re having a laugh” I thought.

Thanks very much to whoever it was that purchased a mounted print of Shelby Mustang 350 GT and I really do hope you are pleased with it.

American cars in British Motor Racing

Whilst watching the races during the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2 day meeting on the old Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, it struck me the extaordinary number of American saloons competing in various classes, especially Ford Mustangs.
American cars never sold in any significant numbers in the UK, yet feature strongly in the history of the British Touring Car championship during the ‘60s and 70’s.
Those with a tight budget would opt for small cars such as the ubiquitous Mini or rear engined Hillman Imp. Some manufacturer support would encourage the more well healed to prepare powerful Fords in the form of the Lotus Cortina or, later, Escorts. Vauxhall had a presence with a Viva driven by the irrepressible Gerry Marshall.
The rules allowed for any “production car”, even if it was not on genera…

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