But, word of the incident spread and support poured in for Maddox.
The BBC reports that 100 yellow cars - it was limited to 100, but more wanted to join - showed up Saturday to parade through the village in support of Maddox. Funds raised by the event will go to a charity of his choice.
Not only was a yellow car rally organized in the village, but the manufacturer of his yellow Corsa also chimed in. As confirmed by Vauxhall spokesman Denis Chick and reported by ITV, Vauxhall has now renamed the bright yellow color as "Maddox Yellow." It's the ultimate "in your face" move from the carmaker, and one that really warms our heart.
As Chick says: "When we heard Peter's story we were inspired at the way it captured the heart of the public. We wanted to show our support for Peter, which is why we're renaming our yellow shade to 'Maddox Yellow'." Amusingly, the hue was formerly known as "Sunny Melon" or "James Blonde Yellow" – the paint code of which was 40Q, not 007.