GREAT SIX PAGE ARTICLE ON MY WORK IN CLASSY AMERICAN CAR MAGAZINE @automobilemag BY RICHARD WEBBER. MANY THANKS. QUALITY ADVERTISING TOO... In the opening scene of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” Roger stars opposite a sweet, monosyllabic Baby Herman in the animated short, “Something’s Cooking.” Roger flubs his part, the scene is cut, and Herman becomes a garrulous curmudgeon, screaming blue murder at the rabbit before storming off the cartoon set and into the grimy studio lot, possibly in search of a Montecristo No. 2. That moment when Herman and his chubby, watercolor backside waddle into the real world was an absolute mind-bender for children like me at the time.
Today, looking at photographs of English artist Benedict Radcliffe’s automotive wireframe sculptures, the same fuse has blown. An ethereal, gleaming white Toyota Corolla being lifted and carried into a truck by six men, one of whom seems to be at once inside and outside the car. A black London taxi driving past a fluorescent orange outline of the same that seems superimposed but somehow casts a shadow. A hot-pink Range Rover Evoque that looks more hologram than solid matter, and a dayglo Lamborghini Countach that pierces the humdrum of an everyday street scene as an oblivious pigeon pads by. It’s abstract meets everyday, and it’s absolutely stunning.
A week today (25th) we're back at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow (G3 8RS) between 9:00-12:00 for this month's meet, like previous meets there's a choice of parking; either on the concourse or in main carpark, if you like to park on the concourse you'll need to arrive early as it's first come first served, you'll also need to stay until 12:00 as cars need to be marshalled on and off. If you're in the main carpark please remember to pay the £1 charge as it is run by Glasgow Council and we don't want anyone to get fined. Here's @levencarcompany's 997 GT3 from last month, see you all next week.