April 1 (UPI) — Yellow car drivers gathered in England to rally in support of an “ugly” car that was vandalized for obstructing a picturesque view.
A total of 100 cars in varying shades of yellow drove down the streets of Bibury as a measure of solidarity with 84-year-old Peter Maddox and his yellow Vauxhall Corsa.
A vandal scratched the word “MOVE” into the side of Maddox’s car, which was regularly parked outside of his Cotswolds cottage in 14th-century Arlington Row.
Tourists visiting the area often complained that Maddox’s bright yellow car ruined the scenery by “photobombing” their pictures.
Organizer Matty Bee, from Coventry, decided to gather the fleet of yellow cars including vans, high-end sports cars and classic roadsters together on Saturday for “a celebration of anything yellow” to show Maddox his car is appreciated.
“The response has been amazing and overwhelming; people from all over the country and all over the world have applied to join the group,” he said. “We’ve had everything here from a three-wheeler and a Mini to a Lamborghini super car…I’ve never seen so many yellow colored cars in one place.”
Maddox, who was prepared to buy a lime green car in an act of defiance if the scratches on his yellow car were too expensive to remove, said he was “overwhelmed” by the display of support.