The artistry of Jean Graton will be showcased thanks to Japanese car maker Honda, who have partnered with the Jean Graton Foundation to give the Honda Civic World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) car an all-new look at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Honda Civic WTCC will be one of four WTCC machines carrying a one-off artist livery and will feature within the FIA World Touring Car Championships ‘Art Car Contest’ debuting at the annual motoring event.
The car’s livery was designed by Dominique Graton, Art Director at the Jean Graton Foundation, and Philippe Ghielmetti and was inspired by Jean Graton’s most famous creation, Michel Vaillant. Graton created motor racing comic book hero Michel Vaillant in 1957 and has gained a cult following.
The Honda Art Car Jean Graton, as it will be known, will feature a design inspired by the Michel Vaillant Art Strip ‘A Fond!’ in which Michel Vaillant is depicted chasing a Ferrari through the Monaco tunnel during the 1974 Grand Prix.
The Honda Civic WTCC will be on display inside the F1 Paddock at the Goodwood estate near Chichester, England.