09:40AM, Thursday 09 June 2016
A giant portrait of the Queen constructed from more than 800 different car and truck parts arrived in Windsor yesterday (Wednesday).
Kwik Fit technicians created the elaborate ‘Queen of Parts’ sculpture to honour the monarch’s contribution to the Second World War, where she trained and served as an army mechanic in the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service.
The sculpture includes a crown created from spark plugs, indicator lenses, brake lights and chrome trim.
Headlights, mirrors and radiator grills also make up the Queen’s necklace.
It has been on a nationwide tour but stopped off at Windsor Castle and the Kwik Fit store in Alma Road on Wednesday to give people a glimpse.
Toby Sharp, Kwik Fit’s Windsor operations manager, said: “When we found out the Queen of Parts was visiting Windsor our technicians were thrilled to have the chance to see the portrait in person and to be part of the Queen’s birthday celebrations.”
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