Vauxhall to honour bright yellow Corsa driver 0

Vauxhall-to-honour-bright-yellow-Corsa-driverYou may have read in one of our earlier blogs about the Cotswold village resident who had been accused of blighting his picturesque village with his offensively bright yellow Corsa. A convoy of 100 similarly bright vehicles were recently driven through Arlington Row, in the pretty hamlet of Bibury, in a show of solidarity for Peter Maddox, 84, after the pensioner’s car was targeted by vandals who scratched ‘move’ into the bonnet, as well as denting panels and smashing windows. Read about that here.

Vauxhall themselves have now lent their support to Peter by naming a shade of their yellow paint after him. It’s now possible to buy the latest edition of the Corsa decked out in “Maddox Yellow”.

“I was upset when I found that my Vauxhall Corsa had been vandalised just because of the colour,” Maddox said in response to Vauxhall’s classy gesture.

“I am touched by the support I have received since.

“It’s great to see both Vauxhall Motors and the public supporting me.”

Formerly known as “Flaming Yellow”, the car maker said their decision to change the name of the paint colour was heavily influenced by the widespread anger towards the yet to be apprehended vandals.

“When we heard Peter’s story we were inspired at the way it captured the heart of the public,” Vauxhall’s director of communications, Denis Chick said.

“We wanted to show our support for Peter, which is why we’re renaming our yellow shade to ‘Maddox Yellow’.”

Unfortunately, the retired dentist no longer has his yellow Corsa, as the damage inflicted saw it written off.

Using his insurance money, the pensioner was forced to purchase a replacement vehicle.

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