No, we’re not joking (and it’s not 1st April), using a 6-tonne racing truck, single-seater, bike and sportscar as his paintbrushes, artist, Ian Cook, has created a unique 50 square metre work of art.  And here’s Ian with those ‘paintbrushes’.


The painting was commissioned by oil and car care company, Comma, to launch a £2 million motorsport giveaway at

Cook swapped his signature paint-covered radio-control cars (too easy says Tachoblog) for real vehicles for the first time in his career to generate the giant image which celebrates British motorsport.

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After more than 40 hours painting with radio controlled cars in his studio, Cook spent a further eight hours at Brands Hatch circuit, in Kent, using a go kart, a Caterham R300 sportscar, a Formula Two single-seater, a racing bike and a 6-tonne truck to create the 10m x 5m canvas.

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Comma’s £2 million motorsport promotion has been launched to celebrate the Company’s continuing technical partnership to the FIA Formula Two Championship.

Tickets for more than 100 different race events between June and November are included in the offer at MotorSport Vision circuits – Brands Hatch in Kent, Oulton Park in Cheshire, Snetterton in Norfolk and Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire – when customers buy selected packs of Comma’s Performance Motor Oil range.

“Motorsport has been in Comma’s DNA since the Company was founded over 40 years ago,” said Comma’s Mike Bewsey. “It also gives us the chance to showcase the technical excellence of our products in the harshest of engine environments.

“Ian’s work is well-known for being innovative and striking and we were delighted to offer him the opportunity he’s been seeking for some time to use real racing cars as his medium. The variety of vehicles used to paint the artwork is a perfect illustration of the vast array of racing we’re offering fans as part of our promotion.”

For details of how to claim free tickets, visit

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