Hawthorne & Heaney at the Brighton Speed Trials 2017

Here at H&H we thought you may appreciate a little reminder of the summer to ease the transition.
A few of us at Hawthorne & Heaney are quite keen on or cars which may have been alluded to recently by the appearance of the Heaney Motors Ford Galaxie 500.

H&H were given the opportunity to sponsor this beautiful American muscle car which took part in its first race at the Brighton Speed Trials 2017.
The vintage and muscle car scene is an excellent opportunity for customisation and modification and not with just the cars !

Our driver, with an existing addiction to vintage motor patches, jumped at the chance to have bespoke overalls made. With a vintage American style font to match the car made in a patch for the back (patches are important here so that the integrity of the fire retardant suit is not compromised).

H&H also strayed a little from embroidery and worked together with Kituoutkustoms to create a vintage decal for the car. We sourced some vintage look machine turned light gold vinyl which was cut with a black to create a shadow. The effect worked with the nature of the car and was such a pleasure to work on with the car wrap specialists in Hoddeston.

The race day was the last real day of Summer and was such an enjoyable event. With an eclectic mix of cars both vintage and modern and the Heaney Motors Galaxie certainly stood out in the crowd !

Hawthorne & Heaney Investigates Luxury Car Interiors

Embroidered car interiors are a luxury that can give any car personality and individuality. Hawthorne & Heaney have recently been doing at lot of work for interiors on leather so we thought we would explore some of the other possible outcomes.

Embroidering car interiors has a wide variety of possibilities, from a small, simple logos to grand designs that cover the entire interior!

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Spirit of Ecstasy Embroidered Car Interior

Here’s an example of a simple yet beautiful embroidery inside a Rolls-Royce. It was commissioned by Eurokars to celebrate 10 years representing Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Tiger Embroidery

Embroidered Head Rest

A simple yet effective idea, this tiger design is slightly bolder, though it does not stop there! Some have gone to the lengths of decorating the entire car interior with beautiful designs

The Phoenix

Floral Embroidered Phantom Series II

This car’s interior is lined with 10 metres of hand spun Chinese Silk, which has been hand painted and then embroidered for extra impact! The painted and embroidered duck egg blue silk was applied to the roof, rear seats and parts of the doors in a Rolls-Royce Phanton Series II.


Phantom Series II Interior Design

The interior was customise by the in house design team at Rolls-Royce with the assistance of two design graduates; Cherica Haye and Michelle Lubsy.

“The Phantom is synonymous with tranquillity,” says Haye, a graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. “It is an ambient, calm and peaceful cocoon in a frenetic world.”

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