truer words were never spoken.rogue said:I'm 25 and consider myself young, but I'm starting to regret owning a 300c when I see crap like this. I wish more kids these days would take the time to sit down with old hotrodders and custom car builders and discuss what makes a car 'flow' and what does not. There are certain custom cars in the automotive hobby that will stand the test of automotive design for ages to come, the Hirohata Merc for instance.
These days, it seems everyone is running around customizing their cars to the extreme, but with no ultimate goal in mind, no dream, no vision, no creativity. They see something on the shelf and throw it on their car. Hip Hop stars are the same way, they walk into a shop and say I want this this this and this, with no ryhme or reason except to shock and 'floss' their bling.
Those cars were painted to emulate a 2-tone Maybach, and they turned out horrid in my opinion. The same thing goes for the bentley emblems people have been talking about. Leave your car what it is, a GREAT looking Chrysler; not a "Poor man's Bentley or Rolls." I've gotten that comment one too many times lately, and its because of this Bentley/Maybach/Rolls emulation trend with the car.
I'd rather be a guy with a badass Chrysler, than a guy with a Poor Man's Bentley.
You must have missed my point completely then. The Hirohata Merc is a stunning example of aftermarket custom design. The modifications are so subtle that 95% of the population never notices them. There are more body modifications done to that Merc than anything you would ever find nowadays. Yet it still looks 'right'. Like it came straight from the factory, wait no, BETTER than from the factory.E55 KEV said:I also don't get how a 2 toned custom 300C is "Ghetto Fabulous" and this two toned custom Oldie 'Whatchamicallit' is an acceptable work of art! Is it "Suburban Fabulous"?