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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. OtterMeanGreen

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    I didn’t know that. “He” was was also winning Olympic Gold Medals.
     
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    Yes, winning the Olympic Decathlon put him on the cover of Wheaties cereal boxes and in their tv commercials in the late 70s and into the 80s.
     

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    Slighty before my time (born 1984).
     

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    Did I read correctly that a bunch of you guys are advocating for MORE white/black and grey/silver cars??? Jeezus. I leave the thread for a few days . . .

    I don’t mind white or grey or silver on an intrinsic level. Silver, in particular, can be a great way to highlight form. Works especially well on something like the McLaren F1, because of the strakes, deep curves, negative spaces, and sharp lines. But there is also no question that these not-a-color paint colors have also become the safe and/or lazy choice. I’d be happy if up to 20 percent of cars were some sort of grey or silver. But beyond that? Things get quite dreary.

    Also, there are certain cars (like the F1), where loud Skittles colors are uniquely suitable. I love Miami Blue on my GT3–but it would look ridiculous on a Camry or E-class. If you have a racy sports car, I almost think it is your moral obligation to pick a crazy color. Otherwise, wasted opportunity and all that.

    And black? Sorry, looks like shit 99% of the time on 99% of cars. I think people imagine black has a certain coolness and mysterious allure, but, in practice, it obscures all surface detail and always looks dirty and scratched up. Leave black to hearses and government cars, please.
     

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    Black looks great on the right car. The 2RS is the right car:

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    Nothing wrong with white either:

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    However, now that I own a 1 of 1 PTS car, I'm beginning to appreciate owning something unique and I'm not sure I'll be able to join the plebs with their standard colours like Miami when the time comes to trade in for the new model.
     
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