AutoGuide News Blog
The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.
When it comes to cars, the color green isn’t just to signify eco-friendly anymore.
Everyone has seen old hippy van painted to the nines or cars with wacky paint jobs driving down the street but you’ve probably never seen cars like this.
This type of art became popular enough in the last few decades for art car shows to materialize. BMW has been involved in art cars since the mid-1970s getting Andy Warhol and Sandro Chia to paint a piece for the gallery. The first BMW art car was a 3.0-liter CSL painted by Alexander Calder in 1975. BMW canvases have included the M1, Z1, E34 and E36.
All 17 BMW art cars can be viewed here!
Check out the video after the jump!
Custom paint has always been a staple of modifying a car. Over the years trends have come and gone, many of them debuting from Tokyo such as Maziora or “color changing” paint. We ran across this pair of cars with a paint style we have yet to see.
The car above is called the Toban Shokunin by a shop called And Factory Produce and appears to have started life as some sort of Suzuki. We honestly can’t say what the other car is, or was.
Regardless, the new paint scheme is brilliantly metallic and has a serious 3D look to it. Who knows, perhaps we’ll see more cars painted this way in the future. It’s definitely extreme, but used in moderation, it could really work for some nice pinstiping action on a classic American hotrod.