A4 Framed Prints $75 AUD

Prints by C J Dugan. Ecurie Ecosse and the Jaguars. Graham Hill Lotus 49.


40cm X 30cm Framed Prints $100 AUD

These are selected prints of early work by  by Jim Bamber, famous motor sport cartoonist.


 

Alfa Romeo179 History      SOLD OUT!

 

Brabham Bt52b & BT45

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Brabham BT19 SOLD OUT!

 

Eagle T2G  1967

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Ferrari Tippo 156 History

 

Honda RA272

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Renault RE20

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Surtees TS7 History

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Wolf WR 1

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Tyrrell 003 

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Tyrrell P34\

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Arrows A3

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BRM P57

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Cooper T53   SOLD OUT!

 

Hesketh 308C

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Lola T500  SOLD OUT!

 

Lotus 49 1967

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Lotus 38  History

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Lotus 79 & Lotus 81 History

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March 84C

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Matra MS80

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McLaren M16 & M23

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Marlboro McLaren MP4

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Penske PC6

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March 84C (special print)

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Toleman TG183

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Williams FWO7 Alan Jones World Champion 1980  $200

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Honda Racing

The power of dreams

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Volkswagen Golf GTI Framed Print 54cm x 47cm SOLD OUT!

Jim Bamber (born 1948) is a British artist and editorial cartoonist specialising in motorsport, who is best known for his motor racing related caricatures which incorporate his distinctive driver designs, that now adorn every issue of Autosport magazines as well as his annual compilation of cartoons from the magazine called The Pits.

Bamber was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1948. After completing his studies at the Harris College of Art (now part of University of Central Lancashire) in Preston,he moved to London to pursue a career as an artist, where he worked in numerous renowned publications and would soon gradually become freelance. There he worked for Car Magazine which led to a stint at the publisher of Autocourse.

Yumping Yarns/The Pits

During his time as an illustrator, looking at a picture of Stig Blomqvist in his driver's overall and helmet, Bamber began to practice cartoon drawing of drivers in overalls and a full-face helmet, of whom Blomqvist was the first caricature drawn by Bamber. Rather than drawing faces of drivers, a common feature at the time, he shortcutted it by drawing a ball as a helmet and adding names above their visors to identify drivers. Bamber would continue to practice drawing drivers' caricatures, while working as an illustrator and as an Art Editor for Rallycourse yearbooks.

In 1983, Bamber took his first commissioned job as a cartoonist for the monthly car magazine Car & Car Conversions, titled "Yumping Yarns", to which he contributed monthly specialising in World Championship Rallying. This was followed by a stint for Autosport for a cartoon now known as "Bamber's view", specialising mostly in topics related to Formula One. Although appearing regularly in the magazine, his cartoon became a weekly feature in 1994 which continues to this day. In addition, Bamber also created a short lived comic strip called "Bumpa the Bear" that appeared weekly in Auto Express from 1991 to 1992.

By 1988, his drivers' caricatures had evolved from a lanky goggle-eyed character to a dumpier version. Bamber still uses this caricature design to this day.

In 1998, Stirling Moss became the only driver to have been given his own distinctive helmeted design, differing from Bamber's standard full face helmet style, incorporating his overalls, helmet and goggle that he had worn during his professional career, with which he has become associated. His cartoon incorporates a Damon Hill fan being asked a question by an ITV F1 correspondent, "Who's the greatest driver"; he is threatened at gunpoint from behind by a Michael Schumacher caricature, who in turn is threatened at gunpoint from behind by Moss, who says, "Moss - pass it on!". Bamber claimed the cartoon was not as funny with only Schumacher; as such, he drew in Moss, and found that it increased the humor of the cartoon.

There have been many people who have been given their own caricatures, namely top-line personnel including Bernie Ecclestone, incorporating his suit and sunglasses (which often include the dollar symbol on the lenses), and Max Mosley, and team managers including Jean Todt, Frank Williams and Ron Dennis, and drivers, sans helmet, such as Mika Häkkinen and Michael Schumacher as well as celebrities, for instance Posh and Becks in 2007. A mural illustrated by Bamber appears in the circuit cafe of Mallory Park.