View Full Version : Take a white Miata, and a case of Sharpies . . .

Jim Bow
11-18-2016, 02:05 AM

Mike V.
11-18-2016, 02:30 AM
I have a neighbor who did something similar. In my area (central California valley) the sun bleaches the marker within just a few months. I used to see her touching up her drawings frequently.

11-18-2016, 02:31 AM
A new form of customisation .

11-18-2016, 03:57 AM
Who ever thought of tattooing their car………..

11-18-2016, 04:12 AM
Sharpies you said? Several 'cases' here. No doubt mostly respectable 50 years later.

The Sharpie movement was a short-lived youth subculture that seemed to explode out of nowhere, in Melbourne, Australia, in late '72. It was a time of early glam-rock (http://nostalgiacentral.com/music/music-genres/glam-rock/), kung-fu movies, A Clockwork Orange (http://nostalgiacentral.com/movies/movies-by-decade/movies-1970s/clockwork-orange-1971/). Australia was just about to ditch its conservative government and pull out of Vietnam.
Though the whole Sharpie thing was defined by a very rigid dress code - For a mean bunch of kids they were extremely fashion conscious with their crest-knit black shirts and personally designed cardigans - the Conte, the Crestknit, the black shirt, the black pinstripe pants . . .
The Sharpies loved their music tough, loud and simple. Suzi Quatro (http://nostalgiacentral.com/music/artists-l-to-z/artists-s/suzi-quatro/), Sweet (http://nostalgiacentral.com/music/artists-l-to-z/artists-s/sweet/), Sensational Alex Harvey Band (http://nostalgiacentral.com/music/artists-l-to-z/artists-s/sensational-alex-harvey-band/), T. Rex (http://nostalgiacentral.com/music/artists-l-to-z/artists-t/t-rex/),Gary Glitter (http://nostalgiacentral.com/music/artists-a-to-k/artists-g/gary-glitter/) and Bowie (http://nostalgiacentral.com/music/artists-a-to-k/artists-d/david-bowie/) (as long as it was songs like Rebel Rebel or Jean Genie). But the most popular overseas group was Slade (http://nostalgiacentral.com/music/artists-l-to-z/artists-s/slade/). They were probably bigger in Australia than anywhere else. Slade Alive! was played at every party where there were Sharpies.

Jim Mahan
11-18-2016, 08:21 AM
Back to the car. That would look, I think, very cool painted with a slightly transparent dark red, right over the black and white. If you could get paint with UV inhibitor, you'd be good.

Back in the day, it would take me about two minutes to photoshop that colorizing. But my version of PS is on the old hard-drive, recently yanked out of it's computer.

amish rob
11-18-2016, 10:26 AM
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h62/kitchenfiddle/IMG_1160_zpsb19uubtx.jpg (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/kitchenfiddle/media/IMG_1160_zpsb19uubtx.jpg.html)
I don't understand why people ruin their stuff by drawing on it...


11-18-2016, 10:34 AM
I'd rather have this white Miata.


Bob Adams
11-18-2016, 10:39 AM

Marine version: