Show Me The Monet

 

It may not be by the artist – or a reproduction of an original even – but those swirls really are reminiscent of Monet at his best.  This car is registered as historic and is one of the cooler examples of this genre as it was done with a great deal of care and – self evidently – by someone who knew what they were doing.  Perhaps the (original) owner was the artist or perhaps they paid someone to do it – you can’t really tell from this picture.  You can always, always tell when it is the over keen owner trying to stamp their personality on their vehicle, however.

Flower Empower

There is absolutely no doubt that the paint job on this car was done by the owner – and that they probably didn’t go to art school either.  The fact that it does not take a latter day Sherlock Holmes to jump to that conclusion is rather tempered by the slogan on the side of the car.  While the paint work is amateur the thought is soulful.  It reads ‘We can’t cure the world of sorrows but we can choose to live in joy’.  It almost makes up for the rest of the car.  But not quite.

The Fan Boy

 

Some people are so enamoured with their cars that they have to personalise them to the extent which leaves the rest of us perplexed, somewhat bewildered but every now and again impressed.  The owner of this car has really done themselves proud with the Aliens motif – and has gone that further mile to get a license plate that relates to the art.  The art is excellent but you might be forgiven for being startled if you were fifty meters behind this beauty.

Why Hilary Lost

 

Most of the world shrugged and moved on when Hillary Clinton lost that darned nomination but if you have been having sleepless nights wondering why the former First Lady never made the throne of a republic then here you finally have your answer.  There will be in the future no need for those sleeping tablets and you can return to your bed knowing that you will finally get some rest.  It is obvious, however, that much love has been squandered, sorry lavished in the production of this paean to politics and so we will linger here for a second or two.

 

There is no doubt that this car should have featured in the TV series Ugly Betty as it shares the aesthetics of the TV show’s eponymous lead character.   Plus, in true fashion mode (get it) even the art itself is accessorised with plenty of coins and, erm, other things which are some way left of definition.

 

Instead of doing another sequel to Night At The Museum they should make a movie entitled Night on the Roof of this Car.  The myriad of toys, statuettes and other wot nots heaped across its roof would surely fill a ninety minute celluloid blockbuster – if they were to come alive that is.  One suspects that all the glue used to put this baby together might, however, have already put paid to that.

The Spongebobmobile

 

Well, well, well and what do we have here?  Not the most professional paint job ever, it has to be admitted.  Yet as a homage to one of the best animated toons ever created then this has to get at least eight out of ten.  Even the seats inside are yellow, which is a great touch.  Really. But…

Less is Sometimes More

Sometimes people can be overambitious and the old artistic rule of ‘less is more’ works just as well when it comes to giving your car a makeover as it does for anything else.  Just a little work towards the rear and you have what some might call a motor with personality – but not too much.  After all, they may say that the car is the star but if it is only the car that gets the looks and the attention then perhaps you haven’t done the job quite right after all.

I Made This!

 

No, you didn’t kid.  Now stop jay walking or we will tell your Mom.

The Peace Car

 

In this day and age where we are constantly bombarded by images of violence and war on the TV, who can blame people if they harken back to the days of peace, love and John Lennon?  It may be something of a throwback but the sentiments are just fine in our books.  So, it isn’t a professional job – we don’t you just love all of that CND symbolism?  What with the flowers, the rainbow and good old Planet Earth (realistically orbited by the moon) it makes you come over all Simon and Garfunkel.

Scooby Doo, Where Are You?

 

Let us stay a few decades or so in the past to take a look at this marvellous Volkswagen Camper.  Inside it there are several animated humans talking about their latest adventure and a toon pooch tucking in to his snacks.  As has been said before in this piece, if the owner has some aesthetic sensibilities (even if it is trapped in a decade that taste forgot) then the result can be quite satisfying.  Don’t you just know what the police would find in there if they chose to stop the vehicle?  Answers on a postcard.

There isn’t much point in sending that postcard.  There are no prizes and besides, if you have a bumper which reads ‘flashbacks happen’ then what one earth (with the moon orbiting nicely) do you expect?

Euro Trash

The streets of France are adorned with tastefully built buildings and even more tastefully dressed people.  It is enough to make the visiting American cry with the agony of shame – as once Adam did in Eden.  So, why not spoil it all with something completely and utterly devoid of any taste whatsoever.  Sounds like a plan.

The Jackson Pollock

Is your head hurting yet?

The Dual Personality

 

This motor has something of a split personality. Half of it exhorts the local population to love one and all and then the other part of it suggests that we all fight back.  Kick ass and Kiss, well, whatever you like perhaps.

The Politico

 

Although this may not classify as a paint job – it really does say something that perhaps to which perhaps we should all listen.

The Italian Job

 

Trust the Italians to do something in a classy almost impeccably irreproachably subtle way.  That’s just like them, isn’t it?  This car was spotted in the Jewish Ghetto in Rome and is probably the classiest of all the vehicles we have seen  before – if not the most interesting.