Archive | June 2015

Transprovenance

patinal vinyl wrap

Oh, I’ve had a few things to say (as have others) regarding this:

rusty wrap

But what if we look at the positive things this sort of thing can bring (aside from my business plan to market portable storage structures that look like vintage barns, allowing you to “find” your “treasure” each day)?

Consider the prank market, which appears to be booming on YouTube. You rent a car, and return it wrapped like this. Or you wrap your house like this to scare the neighbors. T-shirts printed to look all rusty (or sunburnt, or covered in lesions or appearing to have holes and wrinkles in them… Already bought the Patent rights, potential squatters. I’m calling those ventures “Skintina” and “Gutter Find” respectively)… No longer will your Corvette or Saturn or Fiero which identify as a steel-bodied car have to live with being called “plastic”.

Imagine a world where wide whitewalls and smoothie wheels will have a home, no matter what the vintage or history of the ride are? Street cred for all… at the expense of the actual meaning of “street cred”, of course. But hey, it’s all about changing the meaning anyway. “Transprovenance” is an issue that needs to be brought to light in our industry. Far too many cars are simply transportation devices lacking a real history or importance in a world where everyone is a superstar and deserves a trophy.

Yeah, this is just about as fucking stupid. Which is which? You decide.

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