RE: PH giveaway: Lewis In Mobil Oil Painting

RE: PH giveaway: Lewis In Mobil Oil Painting

Monday 8th June 2009

PH giveaway: Lewis In Mobil Oil Painting

PH has an artist-signed limited-edition print of Lewis Hamilton to give away


In the pantheon of PistonHeads giveaways this may yet stack up as one of the oddest but, let’s face it, who else do you know with a limited-edition artist-signed print of a Lewis Hamilton portrait made from used F1 motor oil?


Yep, what you see here is a picture of Lewis commissioned by Mobil 1 from US artist David Macaluso to help publicise the start of National Oil Check Week in the UK. (You’ve never heard of National Oil Check Week before? Then Mobil’s cunning publicity stunt has claimed another victim...)

Still, we’re not ones to look a gift horse in the mouth, so when Mobil offered us one of a limited run of just 50 artist-signed prints to present to a lucky PHer – we said yes please. So if you want to win this exclusive prize, just drop an email to competitions@pistonheads.com with the word Mobil in the subject line. In time-honoured fashion we’ll pluck a random winner out of the email hat after the deadline for entries, which we’ve set for mid-day on June 15th.

In fact, if you’re feeling like a winner, you can also try your luck at winning an iPod at www.checkyouroil.co.uk or there’ll be another chance to score one of the limited-edition Lewis prints at www.mobil-1.co.uk in the run-up to the British GP.

Of the total print run of 50 Lewis pictures, more than half are being distributed internally and to VIPs by Mobil, so getting your hands on one of the remaining 20-odd could be a bit of a coup, we're told.

Macaluso is apparently a bit of an expert in the use of motor oil as a painting medium, and speaks on the subject of his latest work thus:

β€˜I’ve been recycling used motor oil into paintings since 2005, so it was exciting to do a portrait of Lewis, and it was a privilege. When people look at my portrait of Lewis Hamilton, I want them to know it contains the Mobil 1 that circulated inside his Mercedes-Benz engine.Β  History was made by Hamilton with this oil, and to experience this painting is to be eye-to-eye with that history.

β€˜Painting with the Mobil 1 used motor oil offered a wide range of tones and was obviously a very refined product from its texture. It was extremely smooth and very particle-rich, with all the engine dirt in perpetual suspension, making for a great painting medium.’

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Vixpy1

Original Poster:

42,355 posts

210 months

Monday 8th June 2009
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Lewis is so last year..







Can we have a Jenson one instead hehe

TheEnd

15,370 posts

134 months

Monday 8th June 2009
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Vixpy1 said:
Lewis is so last year..







Can we have a Jenson one instead hehe
That's just what I was thinking, there is a new UK hero!

Graham E

11,084 posts

132 months

Monday 8th June 2009
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I'd actually quite like one - it can go on my wall next to my pictures of Ben Johnson, Dwayne Chambers, and Diago Maradonna.

zippy500

1,883 posts

215 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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"Damn, wish my car was not so ste"

Is this a caption competition?

scoobydude

750 posts

125 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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Is it flammable?

GKP

15,099 posts

187 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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Lewis who?

Mini1275

11,098 posts

128 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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TheEnd said:
Vixpy1 said:
Lewis is so last year..







Can we have a Jenson one instead hehe
That's just what I was thinking, there is a new UK hero!
So your behind him when he is winning then against him when he isnt?


Tcensoredts

Button has been crap for the last 5 years.

Hamilton vs button, same car, same track, Hamilton would walk all over him hehe

richie_mck

49 posts

126 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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even in a painting, he still looks like a smug git.

drewcole81

342 posts

152 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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Mini1275 said:
TheEnd said:
Vixpy1 said:
Lewis is so last year..







Can we have a Jenson one instead hehe
That's just what I was thinking, there is a new UK hero!
So your behind him when he is winning then against him when he isnt?


Tcensoredts

Button has been crap for the last 5 years.

Hamilton vs button, same car, same track, Hamilton would walk all over him hehe
Button has been crap because he has had a crap car and team for the last 5 or so years... he has always been a good driver and a driver is only as good as the car allows, which is why Lewis is rubbish this year.

And yes Halilton may be the better driver....

But if as you say they were on the same track and the same car then Hamilton deceides to walk all over him... i think he would loose the race as he wouldn't be in his car now would he! smile

Edited by drewcole81 on Tuesday 9th June 09:30

GingerWizard

4,721 posts

144 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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Mini1275 said:
TheEnd said:
Vixpy1 said:
Lewis is so last year..







Can we have a Jenson one instead hehe
That's just what I was thinking, there is a new UK hero!
So your behind him when he is winning then against him when he isnt?


Tcensoredts

Button has been crap for the last 5 years.

Hamilton vs button, same car, same track, Hamilton would walk all over him hehe
Button may as well have been driving a fecking milk float the last five years! Statements like the one you made are impossible to prove, other then your a tit.

scoobydude

750 posts

125 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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Hamilton is only averagely talented (in the context of F1 drivers). He got lucky in being put into the class of the field car for the last 2 seasons. I have no idea what the justification for doing so was. It really annoyed a lot of people that everyone was blowing smoke up Lewis Hamiltons backside so much. I've known jenson since he was a kid. Watching him driving a kart and later on, junior formulae cars was an absolute eye opener. He's just been waiting to get his hands on a good car to show what he's always been capable of. Now he has that car he's going to get the job done.

The Wookie

11,713 posts

174 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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Vixpy1 said:
Can we have a Jenson one instead hehe
I can see their being a few issues, what with the limitations of engine oil as a painting medium when it comes to lighter hues

hehe

HeavySoul

4,677 posts

165 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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That is better.

Benten

657 posts

129 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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HeavySoul said:


That is better.
clap

crofty1984

13,353 posts

150 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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The Wookie said:
Vixpy1 said:
Can we have a Jenson one instead hehe
I can see their being a few issues, what with the limitations of engine oil as a painting medium when it comes to lighter hues

hehe
That was my thought!

dirty boy

14,343 posts

155 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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scoobydude said:
Hamilton is only averagely talented (in the context of F1 drivers). He got lucky in being put into the class of the field car for the last 2 seasons. I have no idea what the justification for doing so was. It really annoyed a lot of people that everyone was blowing smoke up Lewis Hamiltons backside so much. I've known jenson since he was a kid. Watching him driving a kart and later on, junior formulae cars was an absolute eye opener. He's just been waiting to get his hands on a good car to show what he's always been capable of. Now he has that car he's going to get the job done.
He beat his two time world champion team mate in his first season, and won the title in his second, hardly average talent you turnip rolleyes

Although I think most F1 fans would agree Button is very good too.

Mini1275

11,098 posts

128 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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dirty boy said:
scoobydude said:
Hamilton is only averagely talented (in the context of F1 drivers). He got lucky in being put into the class of the field car for the last 2 seasons. I have no idea what the justification for doing so was. It really annoyed a lot of people that everyone was blowing smoke up Lewis Hamiltons backside so much. I've known jenson since he was a kid. Watching him driving a kart and later on, junior formulae cars was an absolute eye opener. He's just been waiting to get his hands on a good car to show what he's always been capable of. Now he has that car he's going to get the job done.
He beat his two time world champion team mate in his first season, and won the title in his second, hardly average talent you turnip rolleyes

Although I think most F1 fans would agree Button is very good too.
^ i Agree, well said clap

I'm backing Button as much as Hamilton but i think Hamilton is probably the better driver

scoobydude

750 posts

125 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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dirty boy said:
scoobydude said:
Hamilton is only averagely talented (in the context of F1 drivers). He got lucky in being put into the class of the field car for the last 2 seasons. I have no idea what the justification for doing so was. It really annoyed a lot of people that everyone was blowing smoke up Lewis Hamiltons backside so much. I've known jenson since he was a kid. Watching him driving a kart and later on, junior formulae cars was an absolute eye opener. He's just been waiting to get his hands on a good car to show what he's always been capable of. Now he has that car he's going to get the job done.
He beat his two time world champion team mate in his first season, and won the title in his second, hardly average talent you turnip rolleyes

Although I think most F1 fans would agree Button is very good too.
Yes he beat Alonso in a fair fight with no special treatment and he didn't get all the primo parts on his car. You spud

Edited by scoobydude on Tuesday 9th June 10:30

dirty boy

14,343 posts

155 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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scoobydude said:
dirty boy said:
scoobydude said:
Hamilton is only averagely talented (in the context of F1 drivers). He got lucky in being put into the class of the field car for the last 2 seasons. I have no idea what the justification for doing so was. It really annoyed a lot of people that everyone was blowing smoke up Lewis Hamiltons backside so much. I've known jenson since he was a kid. Watching him driving a kart and later on, junior formulae cars was an absolute eye opener. He's just been waiting to get his hands on a good car to show what he's always been capable of. Now he has that car he's going to get the job done.
He beat his two time world champion team mate in his first season, and won the title in his second, hardly average talent you turnip rolleyes

Although I think most F1 fans would agree Button is very good too.
Yes he beat Alonso in a fair fight with no special treatment and he didn't get all the primo parts on his car. You spud
Firstly, is Alonso talented? You'd have to be a complete pillock to say no. He's VERY highly regarded by many.

Secondly, do you honestly, honestly think Hamilton was given a better car in his first season?... when McLaren had just signed a two time world champion? Dream on.

I wouldn't dispute that after Hungary the team may have started to favour Hamilton, but as of that race they were on equal wins, and Hamilton had outqualified Alonso. In his first F1 season. Against a two time world champion.

Now, tell me he's averagely talented again. Please.

Vixpy1

Original Poster:

42,355 posts

210 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
quotequote all
Mini1275 said:
TheEnd said:
Vixpy1 said:
Lewis is so last year..







Can we have a Jenson one instead hehe
That's just what I was thinking, there is a new UK hero!
So your behind him when he is winning then against him when he isnt?


Tcensoredts

Button has been crap for the last 5 years.

Hamilton vs button, same car, same track, Hamilton would walk all over him hehe
It was a joke rolleyes