Psychedelic Bugs, Mutant Cars and Corporate Art Cars

Do it yourself auto paint

What was once the realm of hippie themed VW Bugs, painted school buses and thumping low riders, with their do it yourself auto paint, auto decoration is now embraced by both the high speed scions of the automobile market and counter culture visionaries in the desert.

The art car grew up again as the Gulf Aston Martin headed to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Racing culture has always inspired the art and design of the car, but the days of do it yourself auto paint and outsider art have gone a little corporate with some racers. At the most recent 24 Hours of Le Mans, Jonathan Wesley saw his artistic design adorn the number 97 Aston Vantage GTE.

Back in the day, they may have been better suited for cruising in the slow lane, but pop culture has given us many memorable creations like John Lennon and his pais