As an occasional reader of The Classic MotorCycle (for which I apologise) and Douglas enthusiast, I am usually attracted by the cover picture, this time the classic Thunderbird on the August 2020 issue doing the trick.
Having read the articles, I then thumbed through the pages and arrived at the ‘Day at the Races’ (page 81) piece and was immediately attracted to the illustration on the cover of the Snetterton programme because it was by my favourite illustrator, the great Gordon Horner.
I believe he was a ‘staffer’ at Iliffe Press and his illustrations appeared in all their publications but mainly, The Autocar, appearing in that magazine from about 1947.
For me, there was nobody who could better his rendition of ‘action and movement’.
Look him up, everybody.
Neil F. Murray,
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The artist responsible for this fabulous artwork was Gordon Horner.