In 2011 we teamed up with artist John Hancox and Guy Martin to raise funds at “Roads Closed II.”
John created one of his popular motorcycle cartoons (see image below) depicting man of the moment Guy at Ginger Hall, putting in a bit of “unofficial” practice on the world famous mountain course.
Guy was keen to provide his support for the cause, having experienced first hand the fantastic service provided by the helicopter medics after “jumping ship” at Ballegarey during last year’s Senior race. “We ‘ave to put summat back don’t we…” said Guy, “them lads do a great job, yeah, I’m up for helping out.”
A limited edition of 50 prints of the cartoon were signed by Guy and John and went on sale at £30.00 at “Roads Closed II.”
All profits from the sale of the limited edition prints went to the Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Helicopter Fund.
“Prints are already selling fast but in the unlikely event of any of the prints remaining after the exhibition, they’ll be available here in the store after the exhibition.” No chance of that, they sold out in the first morning!
The “Roads Closed” exhibition is organised annually by website roadsclosed.org in aid of the Rob Vine Fund, Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Helicopter Fund and the Southern 100 Helicopter Fund; it features original images by photographers with a love of road racing: there is something there for all road race fans and it should be on every TT fan’s “must see” list.