POSH VILLAGE LOCALS COMPLAINED ABOUT NEIGHBOUR’S YELLOW CAR…SO SUPPORTERS FLOODED THE VILLAGE WITH 100s OF YELLOW VEHICLES

Hundreds of bright yellow cars flooded a Cotswold village today in support of a pensioner whose vehicle was branded an ‘eyesore’.

Peter Maddox, 84, scrapped the bright yellow car he parked outside his home in Bilbury, Gloucestershire after vandals scrawled ‘move’ on the bonnet and smashed in his windows causing £6,000 worth of damage.

He was criticised by posh locals and tourists who claimed his car was a blot on the rural idyll of the village.

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Hundreds of bright yellow cars flooded a Cotswold village today in support of a pensioner whose motor was branded an ‘eyesore’

Pensioner Peter Maddox was criticised by posh locals and tourists who claimed his vehicle was a blot on the rural idyll of the village

After hearing about his plight hundreds of sympathisers in yellow vehicles descended on the village for a rally

Pensioner Peter Maddox was criticised by posh locals and tourists who claimed his vehicle was a blot on the rural idyll of the village. After hearing about his plight hundreds of sympathisers in yellow vehicles descended on the village for a rally organised by Matty Bee (pictured right with Mr Maddox)

Mr Maddox, 84, scrapped the bright yellow car he parked outside his home in Bilbury, Gloucestershire (pictured) after vandals scrawled 'move' on the bonnet

After hearing about his plight hundreds of sympathisers in yellow vehicles descended on the 17th Century village for a rally in support of Mr Maddox.

A yellow VW camper van, a vintage Mini and several Ferraris paraded through, with drivers raising salutes to waving crowds.

Organiser Matty Bee, 28, said it was ‘a celebration of anything yellow’.

When photos of his car went viral, Mr Maddox, who moved to Bibury 15 years ago after his wife passed away, said: 'I never intended to cause a problem with the yellow one' Neighbours branded Mr Maddox’s yellow Vauxhall Corsa an “eyesore” and vandalised it

When photos of his car went viral, Mr Maddox, who moved to Bibury 15 years ago after his wife passed away, said: ‘I never intended to cause a problem with the yellow one’

Tempers were calmed last month when the retired dentist who owned the bright yellow Vauxhall replaced it with a grey version

Tempers were calmed last month when the retired dentist who owned the bright 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.

‘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 said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the display of support, which he watched from his picturesque cottage.

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

Maddox's yellow Vauxhall Corsa was vandalised after angry comments were made about it spoiling the view. He has now replaced it with a more neutral grey vehicle 

Maddox’s yellow Vauxhall Corsa was vandalised after angry comments were made about it spoiling the view. He has now replaced it with a more neutral grey vehicle

The row began two years ago in the village, described by 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'

The row began two years ago in the village, described by 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’

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

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

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

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

Parts of the village are owned by the National Trust and have 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.’

Mr Maddox said he was 'overwhelmed' by the display of support on Sturday morning, which he watched from his picturesque cottage

Mr Maddox said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the display of support on Sturday morning, which he watched from his picturesque cottage

Car valeter Matty Bee, 28, who organised the rally in Bilbury, said it was 'a celebration of anything yellow' as hundreds of cars drove through the village

Car valeter Matty Bee, 28, who organised the rally in Bilbury, said it was ‘a celebration of anything yellow’ as hundreds of cars drove through the village

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

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

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