A copy of ‘the Motor Cycle‘ of 19th October 1961 was keenly opened for the first time today to find a collection of interesting post ISDT 1961 event notes which will appear in a future blog. But of a greater interest to me where a series of sketches made of the event by Gordon Horner. Those not familiar with the man who was a well respected artist and lived 1915 to 2008 and was the last of the major artists working for ‘Autocar‘. I was particularly pleased and surprised to find these drawings and would love to see the originals if they still exist, probably hung framed on the walls of the family of ex-staffer at the old magazine or its publishers and today quite a collectible item.
The motorcycle artists still exist with painters like Robert Kinsey actively covering the motocross scene on canvas mostly for commissioned works by the industry but in the media the use of the artist has largely vanished to be replaced by CAD and 3D design.
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