Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Movember the 14th

My Moustache is blocking the great view of Gavin MacLeod's "Italian Passion"!
£95 raised so far and the tasche isn't looking too shabby.


Juan Manuel Fangio - Painting

Yesterday the BBC published an article online as part of it's "Formula 1's Greatest Drivers" series... - this week featured Juan Manuel Fangio.

The five-time world champion was described by Murray Walker as,

"the superstar of superstars"

and Ayrton Senna said this of the Argentine,

"What he did in his time is something that was an example of professionalism, of courage, of style and as a man, a human being.

Thankfully here at The Gavin MacLeod Collection we managed to salvage one of Gavin's outstanding depictions of the maestro.

Juan Manuel Fangio exiting Luffield at the 1956 Silverstone Grand Prix

The paintings we have in the archive exist as transparencies, a format which is rapidly becoming outdated and few studios support the format for scanning at ultra-high resolution, suitable for a superb quality print. Thankfully we have such a studio and are able to produce outstanding prints mounted on our unique "fotoblox".

Go to for information on how to buy a Gavin MacLeod Formula One painting.

Post by Alastair MacLeod

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Movember begins

"If you're taking part in Movember and not shaving your horrible mustache.... then I'm not shaving my legs" - the GF, October 31st 2012.

With this statement in mind, I think taking part in Movember (nurturing a slug on top lip for the month of November) will prove far harder and I think you will agree, way way WAY more donation-worthy than those other brave sods giving up their looks for a month in aid of Prostate Cancer and other men's health issues.

On February 22nd 2003 I lost my Dad to prostate cancer and now run The Gavin MacLeod Collection in his memory. With each sale of a Gavin MacLeod painting, we provide a donation to Prostate Action charity.

Having been personally affected by prostate cancer, taking part in Movember is long overdue. Please visit my Movember webpage if you would like to donate to the cause... here is the link...

Day one...