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Editor’s Blog: Artist creates our front cover!

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THE next issue of Car Dealer Magazine has a very special cover – created exclusively for us by a famous car artist.

Ian Cook – more commonly known as Popbang Colour – creates amazing pictures of cars using remote control cars, toy car wheels and tyres.

He applies the paint, mixes and spreads it across the canvas with a selection of miniature cars and the results are incredible.


For Issue 46, Cook agreed to paint the Car Dealer logo as well as a Corvette and Chevrolet Volt for our special on the American brand.

Over a period of three days he produced the three artworks which have merged together to create the stunning ‘Picarso’ cover you see revealed here before publication next week.

Car Dealer was on hand to capture our logo being created on film and you can see how Cook produces the amazing work below.

Or, if you’ve got a ticket to the Car Dealer Profit Clinic being held at the Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon tomorrow (Wednesday) you can see Cook create an artwork live.

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‘Creating a cover is something I’ve always wanted to do,’ said Cook. ‘That and a billboard were two of the things I wanted to tick off my list.’

Car Dealer Issue 46 will be with subscribers on or around December 19, Christmas post allowing. To get your copy you can subscribe by clicking here and joining Car Dealer Club.

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James is the founder and editor-in-chief of Car Dealer Magazine, and CEO of parent company Baize Group. James has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years writing about cars and the car industry.

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