Ian Bilbey is a graduate of the Royal College of Art. Passionate about cars from an early age, Bilbey has owned a multitude of classic cars, from Porsches to Jaguars, vintage racing cars to traditional British sports cars. He is a competing member of the Vintage Sports Car Club.
Bilbey's illustrative graphic artwork is all hand drawn - including all the lettering and sponsors logo's, after extensive research into each cars race history and the graphics it carried. His collection also includes a series of hand-pulled screen prints.
Bilbey's clients include: The British Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Vogue, Honda, Jaguar, Volkswagen, Penguin Books, London Transport, The Daily Telegraph,Vodafone, The BBC, Royal Mail, British Airways, Terence Conran, Paul Smith, Issey Miyake, David Bailey and Eric Clapton.
Historic Car Art has been operating from it's rural Derbyshire base since 2004. A business built over time from a passion for cars, their history and the racing exploits of drivers and manufacturers combined with a great interest in how this has all been depicted over the years in both artwork and promotional advertising.
The founder of the company believes very strongly in bringing high quality products and a first class personal service to its clients. This approach means that Historic Car Art is now a leader in the acquisition and supply of original automotive art and vintage posters, building collections for discerning private and corporate clients worldwide.
Alongside this Historic Car Art publishes the highest quality fine art prints by leading automotive artists. Using only the best materials each print is produced in small limited edition runs and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Bicester Heritage will be the venue for the first ever Petrolicious Drivers Meeting on May 12th. If you've been to a Sunday Scramble expect similar with significantly greater curation and larger scope. A sort of Scramble-Concours hybrid. The hand-picked group of 200 cars that will be respectfully positioned around the Bicester Heritage site will celebrate tastefulness and diversity. With talks from racing drivers, screening ...