Guy Allen artwork. Motoring legends in print

Guy Allen – Octane’s Felix Patrol – releases a limited edition run of high quality limited edition prints.

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A little over 18 months ago (where has the time gone, right?), took a closer look at Felix Patrol, Octane’s resident satirical cartoonist, shotdeadinthehead figurehead, and the alter-ego of Guy Allen, a British graphic designer with more than 15 years experience behind him. Impressive enough in itself, clients for Mr Octane in the past have also included Toyota, Lotus Cars, and the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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There was however one medium of work we neglected to mention, namely the limited edition high quality prints now available in A3 (420x297mm) and A2 (594x420mm) format. Amongst the most sought after examples from Allen’s collection is his in-depth look at some of the automotive industry’s most legendary models. As well as Lamborghini’s first ever supercar after giving its tractor days the heave-ho (the Miura) and the cruiserweight champion amidst a sea of heavy hitting sportscars (the Lotus Elise), one of the most popular Porsches in history – the Carrera RS – joins the artistic line-up for a surprisingly reasonable $75.

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The world of motorsport is also duly represented by Allen, chief examples of which include vignettes to some of the most respected drivers and riders of not only their own era but the sport, full stop. Keep your eyes peeled for two-time Formula 1 champion Jim Clark, pre-war star Tazio Nuvolari (described by Ferdinand Porsche as ‘the greatest driver of the past, the present, and the future’), and 14-time Isle of Man TT winner Mike Hailwood.

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Not that Guy Allen has forgotten some of motorsport’s most iconic machines though. As well as the Ford GT40 – which took the closest victory ever at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1969 with Jackie Ickx and Jackie Oliver – the Audi R18 etron Quattro, the latest in a long line of Ingolstadt Le Mans winners, and the 1968 Targa Florio winning Porsche 907.

If you’re looking for an addition to those Felix Patrol mugs and t-shirts, start taking a look at the empty space on your living room wall.

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