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Ray and I met over a stained glass window. It was a stunning picture window, stumbled upon in a Victorian property he was renovating at the time, which had sparked our conversation.
Ray spoke of his many renovation projects as a builder, laughing about all the old rubbish that had come unwittingly into his possession – this, however, was something quite different. ‘So beautiful,’ I agreed, ‘especially when flooded by the sunlight’.
This made me remember a stained glass evening class I had attended some many years ago, taken on the basis of a deep-seated passion for art. Ray’s passion was classic cars: he was a Daimler enthusiast in particular, ‘there’s even a spare Daimler radiator grill in my garage’.
This gave us an idea: ‘Classic Car Art’. We would install stained glass into the apertures of classic car parts, elevating these spare classic car pieces to the deserved level of a work of art. Following this, when researching Daimler classic cars I came across the story of Lady Docker, a story about her love and involvement with Daimler cars. The inspiration for the art thus arose: Lady Docker would be our girl in the artwork.
The 1940s Daimler DE27 radiator grill soon arrived at my workshop. Whilst I set about designing and creating two stained glass panels reflecting the art deco period of the car, Ray had the grill stripped back to its brass base metal and re-chromed, bringing it back to its original, beautiful state. We then made a back plate, fitted the stained glass into the car part, and installed LED lighting. The ‘Classic Car Art’ concept was thus born.
Two Lucas P100 headlights followed; these beautiful objects sit majestically on the front of the Daimler. The Sunburst Girl is the first bespoke P100 headlight lamp on an original 1940s wooden theodolite tripod. The second headlight, Stardust Girl, was inspired by the dancer bonnet mascot on the Daimler DK400 ‘Stardust’ Limousine, one of Lady Docker's extravagant cars.
In the same way that Ray and I met over a stained glass window, we hope our beautifully hand-crafted stained glass classic car art will give rise to many more chance encounters between people.