Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Danville Tour d’Élégance 2013

Each year in mid-September, the Danville Tour d’Élégance is held in Danville, California, west of San Francisco Bay.

The event is part of the main Danville Concours d’Élégance, an important Parkinson’s fundraiser, which this year celebrated it’s 9th anniversary.

For the past 3 years, I’ve worked with Deb Pollack (, who is in charge of public relations, to give the Danville Tour d’Élégance it’s look and feel in the form of the original art, and the design of posters and vehicle stickers.

Each year, we’ve celebrated the accomplishments of key people in American motor sports who have been struck by Parkinson’s.

My portrait of Richard "Dickie" Green
Pen&ink and markers on green archival stock
© Paul Chenard 2013

This year, we celebrated Richard “Dickie” Green, the well known and respected British Aston Martin motor sports mechanic and engineer, who started with Aston Martin in 1952 then moved to the USA with his spouse Doreen in 1956.

I’m very honoured to be part of to be part of such an important and growing event. In the near future, I hope to be able to attend this very worthwhile and respected fundraiser.

Doreen Green and Alma Hill

Derek Hill

Special thanks to photographers Mark Davidson, Dennis Gray and Rachel Shuler for their wonderful photography.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

François Cevert - 40 Years Ago ...

Sadly, today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of French driver François Cevert. He was killed at Watkins Glen, New York State while practising for the last Grand Prix race of the season.

He was very well-liked and admired; he was a great driver, and loyal teammate.

And we remember him still ...