FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

2016 has been a hectic year with exciting shows in Paris, London and California.

The prototype of the Bentley  Continental sculpture was exhibited in Paris. Months were spent perfecting it. It was finally launched
at the Automobilia show during Car Week in Monterey in August.

Gordon Murray has agreed to sign a limited edition of ten prints of 'Piquet '83', the Brabham BT52.

 

 

                  

                   

New paintings available are 'LIFT OFF'- Lotus Cortina and 'SIDEBITER' - Ken Miles in the Cobra'.

The Jauguar D-Type is my latest sculptural work for 2018.
It measures 160mm in length and is the forerunner of three D-Type pieces I'm currently working on - Long Nose, Short Nose and XKSS - all 300mm long.

 

 



Robin was, once again selected to exhibit at THE ART OF MOTORING exhibition in Pall Mall, London.

This year saw the end of the Ford license agreement. It has been great working with Ford, but the Mustang edition is now complete. Perhaps we can work together on another project in the future?
 

2015
Since Summer 2014, Robin exhibited at several shows in the UK including, Silverstone Classic and Goodwood Revival. He also travelled to America again for Monterey Car Week.
At the start of 2015, he showed his work at the inaugural London Classic Car Show at Canary Wharf, London, before leaving for Retromobile in Paris. In April he went to Germany for the Techno Classica, in Essen.
At the time of writing, Robin is preparing for the Goodwood Revival. He will also be showing his work at the inaugural Classic and Sports car - The London Show, at Alexander Palace, London at the end of October.
Robin has been invited to exhibit a selection of his sculptures at the 'Art of Motoring' exhibition in the Royal Opera Arcade on Pall Mall from 26th October to 31st October 2015.

MONTEREY WEEK 2013- 2014

AUTOMOBILIA 2013 - 14 is organised down to the last detail by Tony Singer. It is a small, but highly focussed show held at a local hotel and is attended by  top international collectors. Tony knows his market well and is very fussy about who takes part and what is displayed. It is a marvellous couple of days and Robin has made many new and valuable contacts.

RETRO AUTO 2013 was held in a marquee at the show entrance.The public went through it on their way to the Pebble Beach Concourse. It was a hectic show with little time to look around, though Sunday breakfast was spent watching the Concourse traffic jam. What an incredible sight!

 

                                                                      The stand at Retro Auto,
                                                                      Pebble Beach

 

In the evenings, when the appointments and meetings have been attended to, it was time to stroll down the main street of the Old Town, kerb to kerb (and beyond) with cruising or parked up classic machinery. There, to relax at some pavement restaurant and watch the show go by with, all around, the hubbub of shows and side-shows, film shows, club events, auctions and the pulsating throb of car engines.

The following week, Robin drove down to LA to meet with the Ford licensing team and to follow up an invitation from the Carroll Shelby organisation to discuss possible licensing opportunities.

Robin Managed to get back to the UK just in time for the Goodwood Revival, utterly exhausted

FORD LICENSE

Ford Motor Co. has agreed a licensing arrangement with Robin to produce a 50th Anniversary MUSTANG sculpture that is due for release in April 2014. The company has suggested that he produce a sculpture of the 2015 car.

CARROLL SHELBY

While at Pebble Beach, Robin was invited to Los Angeles to visit the Carroll Shelby factory. Licensing of a Shelby Cobra was discussed and suggestions for other opportunities made. Robin toured the works and viewed Carroll Shelby's personal car collection. Discussions are on-going


Part of Carroll Shelby's personal collection

BOB BONDURANT

During Monterey Week, Robin met up with Bob Bondurant, the ex-Shelby Cobra driver, who signed an AC Cobra sulpture for a charity auction held at Santa Fe Concorso, New Mexico

 

 

 

NORMAN DEWIS and the 'BUBBLE' JAG

Norman, now 93, achieved the ultimate speed record on the Jabbeke Highway in  1953 driving the 'Bubble'. Norman has agreed to sign a limited edition of 120 'Bubble' sculptures. Still very active, Norman flew in for Monterey Week to appear alongside Jeff Lotman's restored 'Bubble' at Quail. He was also involved with several other events and in the evenings he appeared as guest speaker at Jaguar meetings. An incredibly energetic and very likeable man.

 

RETROMOBILE, PARIS  2014

In February 2014, Robin exhibited at Retromobile in Paris for the first time.

Retromobile surely must be the most stylish and flamboyant of classic motor shows. It is not a huge show, but every exhibit is special and presented with a panache that only the French can manage.

It was a wonderful show and great to exhibit alongside all the other artists in the 'Galerie des Artistes'

 

MUSTANG BIRTHDAY PARTY

Unfortunately, due to domestic commitments, Robin has had to cancel his trip to Las Vegas to show his Mustang sculpture at the Birthday Party.

 

SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

Robin is looking forward to exhibiting at the Silverstone Classic in July before he leaves for California and Monterey Week.

MUSTANG BIRTHDAY PARTY

Unfortunately, due to domestic commitments, Robin has had to cancel his trip to Las Vegas to show his Mustang sculpture at the Birthday Party.

 

SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

Robin is looking forward to exhibiting at the Silverstone Classic in July before he leaves for California and Monterey Week.

 

 

The Jaguar D-Type is my latest sculptural piece. It measures 160mm in length and is the forerunner of three large 300mm D-Type pieces
 - the Long Nose, Short Nose and XKSS.

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Shelby mural, top of the stairs, outside the Board Room

With Bob Bondurant, Cannery Row

Norman and Robin at a Jaguar gathering in Monterey, California 2013

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Main drag, Monterey

Robin's Streamliner at Retromobile

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SHOWS 2018

 

RETROMOBILE
Paris
8 - 12 FEB

GOODWOOD MEMBERS MEETING
MARCH

XK70 - Shelsley Walsh
9 - 10 JUNE

FLYWHEEL - Bicester
23 - 24 JUNE

GOODWOOD REVIVAL
7 - 9 SEPT

THE ART OF MOTORING,
Pall Mall
NOV 2017

 


       Inspired by the BENTLEY R type Continental

The weather has played it's part in shows recently.
The Revival 2017 was rained out and I had to keep closing the tent in an attempt to protect my prints.
My next show was Retromobile in Paris and that was snowed out! For the first three days, no-one was able to get to the show. No cars, no buses, no bicycles and almost no pedestrians! My five minute walk from hotel to show took a dangerous 30 minutes to negotiate the ice!
By Thursday, my hotel couldn't offer breakfast as they were unable to get eggs, milk, or bread!
Anyway, I was able to get around and see a lot more of Retromobile than ever before!
On Friday things returned to normal and it was great to see old friends and familiar faces and to meet a lot of new people. Still a great show! Looking forward to next year.

The Beast from the East struck again at the Goodwood Members Meeting! I had teamed up with Jerry Leach of GREYCAR and thank goodness I sharing his trailer. I was completely unprepared for the weather. I had a jersey, but no gloves or hat. I have not been so cold for so long in all my life. However,  it was great to meet the hardy souls who came to the stand to say hello.
Jerry and I are planning more shows together in the future
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In April, my wife and I went to Baku for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. It was great. We had a wonderful position in the front row of the grandstand at Turn 1, where all the action happened. I got a couple of great photos with my iPhone.
Baku is very interesting and we also took some fascinating tours into the surrounding countryside.

XK70 at Shelsley Walsh  was a weekend to remember. A fabulous show in a fabulous setting with fabulous weather and fabulous cars!

The gorgeous sunshine continued for Flywheel later in the month. It was my first visit to the event that is now being sponsored by Classic and Sports Car. I was very impressed. It was like The Revival Relaxed. Wonderful cars and motorcycles buzzing round a figure of eight circuit and one of the most incredible air displays I've seen!

I'm currently working on new projects and looking forward to September for The Revival and to
the Art of Motoring exhibition at the RAC in November

BAKU                              MEMBERS MEETING
FLYWHEEL                            XK70