Automobilist, the automotive fine art maker, has partnered with Sir Jackie Stewart to celebrate the three-time Formula 1 champion’s 80th birthday and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Scot’s first World Championship title.
“The Flying Scot Collection” includes four design posters, including one limited edition, and one fine art print. All are produced with Automobilist’s signature minimalist yet detailed styling.
The first Design Poster is an expansion of Automobilist’s Helmet Collection, depicting Sir Jackie’s open face Buco Helmet haloed with the iconic Royal Stewart Tartan on top of a Scottish Flag background.
Honouring these roots, the second poster “The Flying Scot” pays tribute to Stewart’s legendary nickname, one he earned by ferociously navigating the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in his #20 blue Matra MS80.
“The Green Hell” is how the racing legend describes this treacherous track where he claimed three of his 27 Grand Prix victories. This poster is limited to just 500 prints, featuring a special layer of embossed red foil, paying homage to the infamous German circuit.
The fourth poster of the collection, “Monza Victory”, simply immortalizes the race where Sir Jackie secured his first World’s Champion title in 1969.
The final piece of The Flying Scot Collection, a Fine Art Print entitled “The Scot’s Italian Job” depicts what was then the closest 1-2-3-4 finish in Formula 1 history. As Sir Jackie (#20) finished in first place, he is immediately followed by Jochen Rindt (#4), Jean-Pierre Beltoise (#22), and finally Bruce McLaren (#18); all crossed the finish line less than one-fifth of a second apart. His victory secured his and the Matra team securing the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship titles respectively, with three races in the season still remaining.
A part of the proceeds from the official licensed collection will benefit Sir Jackie’s charity: Race Against Dementia. Founded by Sir Jackie Stewart after his wife Helen’s diagnosis in 2014, Race Against Dementia is a global charity on a mission to fund pioneering research into the prevention and cure of dementia.
Fans of Sir Jackie worldwide can now order the entire Flying Scot Collection at Automobilist.com and at approved retailers.
Images and supplementary text via Automobilist
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