Bicycle Rack Support Vehicles
Sparshott’s Iconic Race Support Vehicles prints land in the Rouleur shop days after a discussion in the office about team vehicles and how photographs of convoys past have a power to instantly transport you to a previous era: the model, the shape, the wing-collared mechanic dutifully loading bikes onto the roof.
Sparshott admits that researching the vehicles took “absolutely ages” and involved a range of sources, including Corgi models, but he remained convinced of the concept.
“I thought that would make a really nice print edition, if I could go through lots of archival photos and find some rare or iconic vehicles that were used; the really distinctive ones.
“We haven’t really had them in the last 20 years. We went through a period where everyone had Skodas. Now everyone has Mercedes and BMWs, or Jaguars, like Team Sky. Before, it was really individual, some lovely old cars, and I really loved the retro feel to it; it just went hand-in-hand with the visuals, the sponsorship.
“I really enjoyed putting it together, but it took a lot of getting reference material together, and making sure I had the right model, and the right names and graphics on the side. It was definitely my favourite one to do.”
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