A convoy of 100 yellow cars were driven through Bibury on Saturday 1st April for the UK’s biggest ever, ‘Bright Yellow Car Convoy’ in a show of support for Peter Maddox, the 84-year-old pensioner who had his yellow Vauxhall Corsa vandalised earlier this year. The incident happened after he was blamed for ruining the view of the picturesque village of Bibury by parking the car outside his Cotswold cottage.
The event, organised by members of the public on Facebook did a fantastic job and deserve massive amounts of praise for spreading fun and happiness throughout Gloucestershire, the event also supported Peter chosen charity, The Butterfly Garden - an educational, therapeutic and recreational scheme, based initially on gardening, for people of all ages dealing with a range of disabilities.
Also a big thank you has to go out to all the staff at our Baylis Cirencester site who helped Peter get back on the road right away by replacing his vandalised Corsa with a new 3-door, 1.4 Corsa. In addition, Vauxhall Motors have given him a service package which will ensure the vehicle stays in ‘mint’ condition plus now all Vauxhall vehicles sold in yellow are now known as 'Maddox Yellow', having a colour named after you cant be bad at all!!.
Peter also commented, saying: “I was upset when I found that my Vauxhall Corsa car had been vandalised just because of the colour. I am touched by the support I have received since. It’s great to see both Baylis, Vauxhall and the public supporting me and The Butterfly Garden, a charity close to my heart.”
For more information about the convoy and to donate to Peter’s charity please visit the just giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brightyellowconvoy-butterfly