Stefan Marjoram is a talented artist, film-maker and photographer from the United Kingdom. Stefan’s talent shines in his use of watercolors and pencils. Some of his best example are from his Auto Art Advent series where he’s sketching a different vintage car every day in the run up to Christmas. “I’m interested in events with a rich history such as Goodwood or the Le Mans Classic. With my images I hope to recapture some of the flavour of the glorious past.”
Stefan’s choice of events are those that offer unusual conditions such as endurance races which run into the night that may also be struck by dramatic weather. “The glamour, speed, noise, smell, dedicated teams and breathtaking engineering, all of these things I find hugely exciting and are what I try to capture with my photographs and drawings it’s all about the atmosphere.”
Stefan’s Hotrod Hayride collection features traditional hotrods, engines and trucks. He spent most of the time sketching while loads of people came up to chat. “I left feeling that I’d really taken part in the event. So often when you’re a photographer you never really get to interact with anybody and you come away from an event having viewed the whole thing through a viewfinder.”
Stefan recently joined the Bloodhound SSC Land Speed Record team. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’ll be sharing some of the work I do for them.” You can follow Stefan’s artwork including his Auto Art Advent series on his website www.stefanssketchblog.blogspot.com or his photography on stefanmarjoram.com.
~ Sunday Slacker Magazine
^ Twentyfourth in the Auto Art Advent series.
^ Fourteenth in the Auto Art Advent series. Original pencil and watercolour.
^ Thirtheenth in the Auto Art Advent series. Original pencil and watercolour.
^ Eighth in the Auto Art Advent series. Original pencil and watercolour.
^ First in the Auto Art Advent series.
^ Hotrod Hayride – These two are dirt track midget racers imported from the US. The top one originally had a V8 but when Niall bought it it came with a Fiat twin-cam. It looks just right and it made it a much more user friendly car – so much so that Niall was happy to drive the 230 miles from Yorkshire in it! The lower car is powered by a high revving 750cc Crossley.
^ Stutz Black Hawk Here’s another land speed record car. It’s one of the most beautiful cars but unfortunately has a tragic story attached to it. Frank Lockhart built it using two supercharged 1.5 litre straight eights. This made for quite a compact, lightweight car – quite an unusual approach at the time – he was competing against Seagrave’s 1000hp Sunbeam.
The first attempt at Ormond Beach in Florida ended with him surviving a crash at over 200mph – landing in the sea itself. He returned to try again a few months later but this time wasn’t so lucky – a burst rear tyre sent the car into a barrel roll – again at over 200mph.
^ Prescott – La Vie en Bleu
Just got back from a terrific weekend at the Prescott Hill Climb Circuit. I camped over for a few nights which meant I could get in two full days drawing – and a bit of photography too. The weather wasn’t great during the day – a bit blustery and grey – but the rain held off most of the time. They’d really gone to a lot of effort with the French theme – Can Can dancers, mime artists, a wonderful accordionist, an angry onion seller – they’d even found French versions of all the signage that a racing circuit requires.
^ Prescott Autumn Classic.
^ Prescott Autumn Classic.
^ VSCC Cotswold Trial