Vauxhall has shown a sign of solidarity with an 84-year-old retiree who has been accused of spoiling Cotswold Village’s views for years. Simply referred to as Mr. Maddox, the man has long parked his Vauxhall Corsa, in a shade of banana yellow, outside his home in the picturesque village.
It just so happens this village is home to the oldest inhabited properties in the United Kingdom, dating back to the 14th century. Tourists have long held a grudge against Mr. Maddox for ruining the view with his bright yellow Vauxhall, claiming it “photobombs” the iconic site. In turn, the Corsa was vandalized. No, we can’t make this stuff up.
Maddox ended up replacing the yellow Corsa with a gray hue to appease tourists after insurance totaled out his previous car; estimates of the damage by vandals amounted to £6,000, or $7,503 USD.
So, to support Maddox’s persistence, Vauxhall has gone and renamed the yellow hue “Maddox Yellow” after his Corsa was attacked and vandalized with words keyed into the paintwork and the front and rear windshield smashed, according to This Is Money.
“When we heard Peter’s story we were inspired at the way it captured the heart of the public,” Denis Chick, director of communications at Vauxhall Motors, said. “We wanted to show our support for Peter, which is why we’re renaming our yellow shade to ‘Maddox Yellow’.”
Not only that, but Vauxhall will sponsor a convoy of 100 “Maddox Yellow” Corsas to travel to the village on April 1, 2017, with a planned event to support a charity of Maddox’s choice.
Maddox was absolutely flattered of the news and named his charity to support.
“I am touched by the support I have received since. It’s great to see both Vauxhall Motors and the public supporting me and The Butterfly Garden, a charity close to my heart.”