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Porsche Centre Preston reveals new bespoke artwork to mark anniversary

Posted on - 1st July, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Business, Charities, Preston Docks, Preston News
More than 350 Porsche owners and motoring enthusiasts attended the 75th anniversary event
More than 350 Porsche owners and motoring enthusiasts attended the 75th anniversary event

Porsche Centre Preston has revealed new artwork to mark the sports car firm’s 75th anniversary.

Renowned local artist Carla Raads created her tribute inspired by the global theme of Dream in Full Colour.

The artwork features a solar explosion of speed and acceleration, with specific references to the sun to represent reaching new heights when following dreams.

L-R: Carla Raads, Tom Fox and Lincoln Townley with Carla’s artwork

The artwork, which was painted in iconic Porsche colours, was unveiled at an event attended by more than 350 Porsche owners and motoring enthusiasts.

As part of the celebration, artist Lincoln Townley interviewed Lytham-based Carla, who is known for her abstract sea and landscape paintings.

Lincoln is one of the world’s leading contemporary figurative artists. Over the past ten years, his works have been exhibited internationally and bought by some of the most famous and powerful people on earth as investment-grade art.

Together, Lincoln and Carla explored the intersection of art and automotive excellence, taking a closer look at the inspiration behind Carla’s work.

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Tom Fox, managing director at Porsche Centre Preston, said: “Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make the celebration such a huge success.

“Carla Raads’ exceptional talent was the perfect fit with the Dream in Full Colour theme. We were also grateful to Lincoln Townley for sharing his insights and time as part of our celebration. 

“We were celebrating 75 years in which Porsche has fulfilled the sports car dreams of drivers worldwide. But the event was also an opportunity to thank the many people who have supported us in our four years since opening. As a relatively new member of the Porsche retail family, it was important for us to come together and make our mark on a global celebration.”

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The celebration also featured a raffle in support of Porsche Centre Preston’s new charity partner, the Community Foundation for Lancashire. The raffle prize was a limited edition signed print of Carla Raads’ 75th-anniversary artwork. All proceeds contributed to a vital cause benefiting the local community.

Carla said: “It was an absolute honour to be commissioned to create this artwork to mark Porsche’s 75th Anniversary. I wanted to showcase this iconic brand’s enduring legacy of passion and innovation throughout its illustrious history.

“Many guests offered some lovely comments, and it was a joy to talk to Lincoln about my work.”

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