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Hundreds Of Yellow Cars Descend On Village To Support Pensioner

James Dawson

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Hundreds Of Yellow Cars Descend On Village To Support Pensioner

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Hundreds of yellow cars flooded a Cotswold village today to support an pension whose canary motor was vandalised by locals, who claimed it was an 'eye-sore'.

Peter Maddox, 84, had to scrap his bright yellow car after vandals scrawled 'move' on the bonnet and smashed in his windows causing £6,000 worth of damage in February.

The widower had already been slammed by locals, who said his vehicle was an 'eyesore' on the rural idyll of Bilbury, Gloucestershire.

Watch a video of it here..

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After hearing about his plight hundreds of sympathisers in yellow cars descended on the village for a rally in support of Mr Maddox.

A yellow VW camper van, a vintage Mini and several Ferraris paraded through the village with drivers raising salutes to waving crowds in the 17th Century village.

Car valeter Matty Bee, 28, organised the rally and said it was "a celebration of anything yellow".

He added: "The response has been amazing and overwhelming. People from all over the country and all over the world have applied to join the group.

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"We've had everything here from a three-wheeler and a Mini to a Lamborghini super car. I've never seen so many yellow coloured cars in one place."

Mr Maddox, who was presented with a miniature version of his old car, said he was "overwhelmed" by the display of support, which he watched from his cottage.

The row began two years ago in the village, described by poet William Morris as "the most beautiful village in England", when a photograph was posted online captioned: "Picture postcard street photobombed by ugly little yellow car".

In February, vandals scratched the word "move" into the car's bonnet, and smashed windows causing so much damage that the pensioner was forced to replace it.

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Defiant widower Mr Maddox threatened to buy a lime green replacement to park outside his 17th Century cottage, but eventually opted for a grey car instead.

Parts of the picturesque village are owned by the National Trust and has appeared inside the cover of the UK passport.

Mr Maddox, who moved to Bibury 15 years ago after his wife passed away, said at the time: "I never intended to cause a problem with the yellow one."

James Dawson
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