This iconic image of our beloved Jaguar F Type “Poppy Car” has been beautifully recreated by one of Mission Motorsport’s own beneficiaries.
The original photo captured the Poppy Car in front of a Typhoon Eurofighter which was taken during an event. Linda Noble, a former Cpl in the Adjutant General Corps, used her time during lockdown to create the piece, using more than 240,000 diamantes.
It took her six weeks to complete and a serious amount of patience. In her words “she wanted to do something for us because of all we had done for her”.
Do not underestimate the size of this amazing artwork, you will need a decent amount of wall space. Image size 127cm x 86cm
This auction forms part of the Mission Motorsport: Race of Rememberance Online Auction, all proceeds to charity. Mission Motorsport will contact the successful bidder to arrange delivery.
Mission Motorsport registered charity number 1146159
The Forces’ Motorsport Charity, whose motto is “Race Retrain Recover” is MoD’s competent authority for motor sport as a recovery activity and is a Royal Foundation (the charitable trust of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) and Endeavour Fund supported initiative.
The charity’s dedicated career managers have placed more than 200 Wounded, Injured and Sick service leavers into employment since the inaugural Invictus Games in September 2014. Over 2000 veterans have found work through the charity’s programs.
A Service Charity and a member of the Confederation of Service Charities, Mission Motorsport has an award-winning collaborative model of working with government and the other service charities. It is funded by The Soldiers’ Charity (the Army Benevolent Fund) the Forces’ Trust and the Greenwich Hospital as well as by industry partners and independent fundraising.
As part of the MoD’s Career Transition Partnership (Assist), the charity helps those leaving the military to find employment in the automotive industry. A City and Guilds and LANTRA training provider, Mission Motorsport’s Training Wing delivers a range of qualifications up to and including Level 3 Diploma courses and full apprenticeships enabling service leavers to bridge the gap between military service and second careers as civilians, beyond injury.