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Old 12-17-2012, 05:36 PM   #1666
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That was at a MINI Owners Halloween rally...
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:05 PM   #1667
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although most of it is bump and paint to fix..
What they've done to that xke is unforgiveable. What will they do next, hydraulics and a flame paint job on a db-4?
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:07 PM   #1668
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I'm hoping it's a wrap... easily removed.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:07 AM   #1669
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Arguably the biggest poser-mobile, ever.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:19 AM   #1670
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The Mini Minnie is kinda wacky and cute. I'd get a kick out of seeing it drive by.

Kind of like the old Bugs that the exterminator drove.

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:32 AM   #1671
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I think he is running a wee bit rich with that fart can.

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:03 AM   #1672
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Can someone explain this to me.

I have one of these running around my town with the huge matchbox car wheels and a big SUNKIST logo on the side.

Is it a drug thing or are these guys just really into frosted flakes and sunkist?

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:22 AM   #1673
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Can someone explain this to me.

I have one of these running around my town with the huge matchbox car wheels and a big SUNKIST logo on the side.

Is it a drug thing or are these guys just really into frosted flakes and sunkist?

I sent this pic to a friend of mine whose softball nickname is Frosted Flakes (I can't even remember why now) and he said he'd seen one like it in the 'hood in North Minneapolis, so they must be relatively common.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:48 AM   #1674
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They are pretty common. It's just people celebrating that which they grew up liking/loving.

If done to a 2013 Mercedes, now in 2012, I'd question it, but I love the expression and art of it on the vehicles they choose to do them on.

I've seen some neat ones here in south Florida, but for the life of me... can't remember what they were.

Too, they very well may stand out on purpose, and be easy to memorize, as drug sales points (drug dealers), but meh, I'm not against non-family members using drugs anyway. I don't know if that's how they're all used though - but I think you've got to agree that that type of painted 'art' is much more pleasing to the eye than graffiti - which was the old style of 'art' such cultures used to use.




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Old 12-18-2012, 07:55 AM   #1675
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I think he is running a wee bit rich with that fart can.

Nice flame job....
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:44 PM   #1676
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:16 AM   #1677
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what the fucking fuck?

did they seriously spray that shit over the original paint?
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:40 AM   #1678
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Can someone explain this to me.

I have one of these running around my town with the huge matchbox car wheels and a big SUNKIST logo on the side.

Is it a drug thing or are these guys just really into frosted flakes and sunkist?
There is a late 80's Caprice donk driving around the city painted red/white/blue. It has "Hope and change" painted on the doors and a giant picture of Obama on the hood. I wish I had a pic.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:21 AM   #1679
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:29 AM   #1680
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Can someone explain this to me.

I have one of these running around my town with the huge matchbox car wheels and a big SUNKIST logo on the side.

Is it a drug thing or are these guys just really into frosted flakes and sunkist?
They're called "Donks" or "Hi-Risers" in the East and SE and "Risers" in the West. Scraper bikes are catching on as well and there's a kid in the neighborhood riding one made from a doubled-up frame.
I thought the graphics were usually a NASCAR team but now take on consumer product graphics, almost as a nickname. That one seems professionally done and they aren't just old school anymore!


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The most striking donks have “themes,” lifted from pop culture — or, surprisingly often, branding. The Hawaiian Punch Green Berry Rush donk, built by Mr. Scrape Customs in Sumter, S.C., is a good example: its owner brought along a bottle of the stuff to Mr. Scrape and announced, “I want it to look like this,” explains Robbie Casselman, the shop’s director of sales and marketing. So the car mimics the screaming green color and includes a custom interior console with Hawaiian Punch labels under plastic, as well as a big logo on the trunk. Mr. Scrape has also built cars with Lucky Charms and Spider-Man themes. In addition to donks with color schemes inspired by Garfield or Sonic the Hedgehog, other logo-themed examples online or in the pages of Donk, Box & Bubble include McDonald’s, Newport cigarettes and Aquafina. From what both Scotto and Casselman say, this began largely as a matter of aesthetics and took a quick road to conspicuousness. Borrowing an appealing color combination from striking packaging seems to have led to a way of making form match function in total outrageousness.

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