David Johnson art prints
In a world where every high street shop from TK Maxx to John Lewis is selling racing-themed mass-produced wall art, it can be difficult to find something for your automotive abode that truly stands out. If that sounds like a familiar issue, then look no further than our limited-edition range of prints from artist David Johnson. Captured from Johnson’s sought-after originals – created using his palette knife technique – these are transferred on to high-quality art paper via a giclée printing technique. Each print uses fade-resistant Epson inks, so colours will stay vibrant for years to come.
There are a host of designs to choose from, and each comes numbered and signed by the artist himself. Whether you’re looking for a powerful image, such as Lewis Hamilton’s tribute to Black Panther-star Chadwick Boseman after his Belgian GP victory in 2020, top, or a signed rarity, like our very limited run of prints hand-signed by Mario Andretti, you can find something that really ‘pops’ from the range.
From £124.99 (£249.99 Andretti signed)
If you’re not familiar with Jabroc material, let us give you a run-down. It’s a laminated wood made from layers of beech, veneers and resins that is then compressed. But what’s it got to do with motor sport? Look underneath a single-seater or sports prototype and you’ll find it in the form of a skid plank, rear wing endplate or even sideskirt runners.
Tony Brooks-signed lithographic print
The eagle-eyed will have spotted that we featured Yves Naquin’s written history of the Monaco Grand Prix – Le Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, Histoire D’une Legende 1929-1960 – here recently. Together with that tome came a series of lithographic prints, depicting various Monaco races. This is the start of the 1960 GP with Stirling Moss (28) alongside Jack Brabham (8) and Tony Brooks (18). The print is signed by Brooks, and limited to five.
Automodello 1937 Delahaye 135MS model
Car design these days is so pointy and aggressive. Remember when subtle shapes were used, like curvatures, tear-drops and power bulges? Parisian firm Figoni et Falaschi was a distinctive pre-war coachbuilder, making use of all of the above to style some good-looking projects for the likes of Talbot-Lago and Delahaye. You can still celebrate these designs thanks to Automodello. We’d plump for this 1:24-scale 135MS.
We’re huge fans of Playforever ‘toy’ cars, which also make stylish shelf fillers and desk pepper-uppers. Having conquered grand prix machines and sports racers, it’s branched out into muscle cars. Display it, roll it around, chuck it about… whatever you do it’ll still look fabulous.
F1 car by car 1990-99
Are you a true F1 fan if you don’t own at least one volume of this series by Peter Higham? Split into decade editions, the latest version covers the machinery of the 1990s. Each season is treated individually with the cars that populated it, and there’s 550 images to pore over covering every car that even attempted to qualify for a GP during the decade.
About the Motor Sport shop
With hundreds of special and unique racing-themed products, and many new items regularly added, the Motor Sport shop is aimed at both serious and casual collectors with a number of price points to suit your budget.