Do you remember the tale of the little yellow Corsa that was photobombing people’s holiday snaps in the picturesque village of Bilbury in the Cotswolds?
Sadly, the eye-piercing supermini – owned by 84-year old pensioner Peter Maddox – met a tragic end when it was targeted by vandals recently.
However, in an incredible act of solidarity, Vauxhall is to rename the shade ‘Maddox Yellow’.
Additionally, a convoy of 100 yellow cars will drive through Bilbury on Saturday April 1st for what is expected to be the UK’s biggest ever bright yellow car convoy.
A spokesman for Vauxhall Motors said: “When we heard Peter’s story, we were inspired at the way it captured the heart of the public. We wanted to show our support for Peter, which is why we are intending to rename our yellow shade to ‘Maddox Yellow’.
“We will also be in the car convoy to show our support. It is for a great cause and no doubt a fun day for lovers of all yellow cars.”
Mr Maddox explained: “I was upset when I found that my Vauxhall Corsa car had been vandalised just because of the colour. I am touched by the support I have received since.”
Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, adds: “What a heartwarming story. There were plenty of chuckles around the Petrol News office when the story of Mr Maddox’s Corsa broke a couple of years ago.
“Despite the cruel twist in the tale, it’s so nice that Vauxhall stepped in and sorted Peter out with a new car.”