Last Call: The Stripe Type Edition

If your initial reaction isn’t “Cool BMW M1,” but rather, “Cool paint job,” you should probably become a member of the I ♥ Sundown Stripes Facebook group, if you aren’t already.
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18 responses to “Last Call: The Stripe Type Edition”

  1. Sjalabais Avatar

    I tried to advocate for sundown stripes as a safety feature on a white Volvo 245 once – see and be seen. My household council rejected the idea and not exactly being an artist meant that all the paintwork it needed ended up being plain white, too.

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      Didn’t Volvo once use a sort-of “blue sunset” scheme on their racing 240s?

      1. outback_ute Avatar
        1. Zentropy Avatar

          Yep! That’s the one!

    2. I_Borgward Avatar

      I immediately pictured all of the cars I’ve seen with owner-added safety stripes, usually of the tape variety. It’s kind of a stereotype, really: low-spec economy car, aging driver, 5 MPH under speed limit, festooned with poorly-aligned reflective tape at strategic, yet seemingly random locations. Maybe some stick on plastic reflector disks for that finishing touch.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        You’re absolutely right and I haven’t really gone through with any aesthetic modifications ever. But, yes, I am the kind that can think “those AliExpress reflectors look neat”. The household council is sometimes good to have.

  2. nanoop Avatar

    There were a couple of trippy M1:
    Note the dot matrix on the BASF

  3. outback_ute Avatar

    A slightly different take, 1979 Ford Falcon Sundowner panel van

  4. 0A5599 Avatar

    Reminds me of an interior GM used in the 80’s. I can’t seem to recall the exact model that it showed up on, though.

    1. Monkey10is Avatar

      That interior has been on Hooniverse before; I think it was in something called a ‘Camero’.

  5. tonyola Avatar

    That BMW somehow reminds me of this. Do i need professional help?

  6. Batshitbox Avatar

    Maybe it’s ’cause they’re leading the American League Division Series right now, but that paint job just called the Houston Astros to mind.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      For our international, or younger audience, this is a classic Astros color scheme…

    2. Zentropy Avatar

      Looks like that fender emblem says “Houston Strong”. I’m assuming this is an enthusiastic local dealer hoping to to ride the wave? I wonder if you have to get team/league permission for stuff like that?

      1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

        Since it doesn’t actually copy the team’s name or logo, I think that’s derivative enough to skirt a lawsuit. There are a whole lot of things in Kansas City painted powered blue with vaguely familiar white script text.
        Similarly, a retail vendor in Lawrence, Kansas (home of the University of Kansas), successfully fought a trademark infringement suit from the university for selling t-shirts that just said KANSAS in blue and red. He argued that it was a shirt promoting the state, not a particular institution within the state, and the court agreed.

    3. JayP Avatar

      Houston is in the AL? How long have I not had TV to watch baseball?!??

      1. Batshitbox Avatar

        At least 5 years, according to wikipedia.