Drivers have found multiple ways to pimp their rides, from adding shiny new rims to tinting their windows — and let’s not forget those state-of-the-art sound systems! — but sometimes customizing one’s car has the opposite effect when it comes to creating envy… Here are some vehicles where the paint job probably inspired the words, “shut up and drive.”
Watermelon on Wheels
Watermelons are a fruit that many associate with summer barbecues and long days by the pool, but this driver clearly wanted his watermelon all year round.
The vehicle possesses just the right ratio of bright pink flesh to emerald green rind and even has a strip of white to represent that part of the fruit that never has any taste. The best part, though, has to be the seeds scattered along the sides. We just hope that no one has attempted to take a lick…
Not All That Glitters Is Gold
The tale of King Midas goes that the ruler wished for the ability to turn everything he touched into gold. This seemed like a sweet deal during a time when wealth was revered. The problem, of course, is that he accidentally turned his daughter to gold upon hugging her, and all the food he tried to eat became golden too…
We have a feeling that the owner of this vehicle thought painting his car gold would boost its luxury status, but much like King Midas, this golden touch came off as more of a curse than a blessing.
An Out-of-Touch Touch-Up
Ever mildly damage something and think to yourself, “Oh, I’ll just fix this quickly,” only for your DIY repair job to make the scratch or dent a hundred times worse than it originally was?
If you’re one of the lucky ones who have no idea what we’re talking about, we’d like to introduce you to this guy, who thought that using foam and spray paint to fix a dent was a good idea, but was so tragically wrong.
Watch This Space
Back in the ‘80s, the world was fascinated by a cartoon that depicted robotic housekeepers and flying cars. The Jetson family would comfortably zoom off in their aero-vehicle that included a transparent bubble top, giving us all hope for what transportation may be like in the future.
As advanced as technology currently is, space-age cars still seem to be a few decades off. Though, we do admire the owner of this vehicle who is keeping the dream within orbit.
A Work of Art
One of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous paintings is "The Starry Night" which hangs in The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The wispy strokes of the oil-on-canvas picture depict the view that the Dutch Post-Impressionist artist saw from his room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
That some skilled painter has managed to recreate the iconic piece on this car is impressive enough, but our favorite part has definitely got to be the nod to the American pronunciation of Van Gogh’s name! (Get it? Van Go?)
Something Fishy Going On
In the 21st Century, dating consists largely of meeting people via online apps. Those swiping left and right will have no doubt come across dozens of pictures of car selfies and men holding up fish (which we still don’t understand) as they attempt to weed out potential suitors.
With that in mind, perhaps this car, painted like a fish, actually embodies the height of swipe-a-bility?
Childhood was a far simpler time. Life consisted of cartoons on Saturday mornings, parents making meals for you, and the worst thing was getting too much homework on a weekend.
So, we don’t blame this vehicle owner for inspiring a throwback to days gone by with their paint job. The red and yellow color-block design makes the Smart Car resemble the Cozy Coupe from the Little Tikes toy company. The "New York Times" even recognized it as the best-selling car of the ‘90s.
Back to the Drawing (Chalk)Board
Most people drive cars that are just one solitary color. How boring! Those on this list have branched out, making their vehicles something to gaze upon with eye-catching paint jobs inspired by fruit and famous paintings.
Yet, they, too, are stuck with those designs long after the fruit has passed its sell-by date. What the owner of this car has cleverly done by painting the vehicle in chalkboard paint has ensured that they can change the look of the car as often as artistic inspiration strikes! Just watch out for rain, though.
Pick Your Pixel
Thank goodness the days of dial-up internet are gone, amirite? Aside from that annoying noise that sounded like a fridge in labor (and the fact that you couldn’t call a friend and be online at the same time!),web pages would always load so… very… slowly.
The result was often staring at a pixelated image for several minutes before it eventually received enough internet juice to come into focus. Perhaps if you stare at this car long enough, the same thing will happen.
A Splash of Color
Ever seen a Jackson Pollock painting? The American artist had a unique style of drip painting which made him a significant figure in the abstract impressionist movement. Pollock’s paintings were characterized by frenetic strokes and splotches of color, leading to many asking, “…yes, but is it art?”
The owner of this automobile appears to have been a fan of the late artist going by the vehicle’s aesthetic — or maybe they were just very poor at painting murals.
Pack Your Bags, We’re Going on a Trip
In the ‘60s, many musicians would experiment with substances during their writing periods, believing the altered state of mind to encourage creativity.
We’re not sure whether whoever painted this trailer was on something at the time, but the result is an explosion of colorful imagery which leans heavily on the free-loving hippie movement of the ‘60s and feels like something out of a kid’s fever dream.
Good Things Take Time
Our first thoughts upon seeing this motor were, “What the what?!” This car — spotted at The WHAT?! Festival in Wyoming — is so intricately painted that it must have taken hours. According to one account, it actually took years!
The gorgeous detailing on this car supposedly took its owner 3,000 hours over a dozen years to complete. We’re so impressed, we’re thinking of donning some corduroy bell bottoms in their honor.
Always Know Where You’re Going
According to Urban Dictionary, Babe Town is “an area where there is a plethora of attractive females.” Does that mean that this vehicle is headed to Babe Town? (Is it on a map?!) Or is Babe Town in the car itself?
So many questions... One of our most pressing, however, has to be what possessed the owner of this motor vehicle to go with such a hideous color scheme?
Fall Between the Cracks
Fall is a wonderful time of year (that’s autumn, for you Brits). The air gets cooler, the cocoa gets warmer, and the leaves turn a gorgeous golden color before falling from the trees.
Crunching said leaves is a terribly fun pastime, which we have a feeling that this car owner is a fan of. What gave us that inkling? The wheels adorned with a collection of blustery fall foliage of course.
To Infinity and Beyond!
In 1977, NASA launched a space program designed to explore the giant planets in our solar system (hi, Jupiter and Saturn!) Named "Voyager," it involved sending out two robotic probes which would collect data that could be transmitted back to Earth.
It is highly unlikely that this little Smart Car is going to leave the stratosphere, but we do appreciate the interstellar clouds (AKA nebula) paint job.
Turning Up the Heat
Let’s be honest: a station wagon is not a sexy car. The vehicles were originally designed with enough room to transport passengers and their luggage from train stations to their homes, hence the name.
Over the years, the automobile has been regarded as a practical car, particularly for large families, moving it even further away from being thought of as slick. And so, we admire the owner’s attempt to glamourize this wagon but have to admit that it hasn’t achieved the desired outcome.
Power to the Flower
As "Alice in Wonderland" taught us, you can learn a lot from flowers. This car’s paint job is giving us spring vibes with its adorable little daisies. Regarded as one of the sweetest flowers, daisies represent hope, innocence, and new beginnings.
They are also associated with the Norse goddess of fertility, Freya, leading to their symbolism of fertility and motherhood. Plus, did we mention how pretty they are?
There is no denying that the owner of this car is supremely talented. Using a marker pen, she managed to expertly copy the likeness of a spacesuit which is no easy feat.
Fans of "The Expanse" novels and television series will be even more excited to know that the artist’s vision was based on the characters of the "Rocinante!" To quote her, “There is still SPACE on the hood… full of ideas, out of pens.”
Curves in All the Right Places
It’s not every day that you see a busty vehicle making its way towards you on the highway… This curvaceous car was spotted at Metro Toronto Convention Centre where it clearly caught attention.
We’re rather pleased that the Mini Cooper was parked as we can only imagine the number of road accidents that it has caused by drivers doing a double-take…
Where the Grass Is Always Greener
Maybe paint was out and grass was in that year? It is not uncommon to see companies advertising themselves on the side of cars. Drivers may glance while in traffic, but most of the time pay little to no attention to whatever the vehicle beside them is trying to sell.
This car, however, is one that we will definitely remember! Covered in fake greenery, the set of wheels belongs to an artificial grass company. We just hope it doesn’t start sprouting weeds.
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
Looks like we’ve got ourselves a mystery on our hands! Where did this van come from? Who painted it? We have no idea, but perhaps the gang from "Scooby-Doo" knows. This vehicle looks an awful lot like their Mystery Machine which is covered in psychedelic colors and screams flower power.
If it’s similar enough to make the Great Dane break out in shakes and shivers, let’s hope there are at least some Scooby snacks inside.
Many people grow up hearing the story of Snow White and her seven dwarfy friends. A young girl, born with great beauty, becomes the subject of her stepmother’s envy and evades several murder attempts. Wholesome kids stuff, as you can see.
While Disney watered the tale down somewhat, the true version — like many of the Grimms Brothers’ stories — is far darker. The images on this car are giving us strong Snow White vibes thanks to that witchy figure holding a (probably poisoned) apple.
Colouring Outside the Lines
If you wanted color, you got it! The person who took the photo of this car aptly named it the “Happy Freedom Rainbow Warrior Inspiration Exclamation Hippy Dippy Travel Van” and we couldn’t agree more.
So what if all the colors are running together and some strokes are streaky? There is something about this van that just brightens one’s day and we think that’s pretty groovy.
A Chip(munk) Off the Old Block
We like chipmunks about as much as the next person, but would we paint their likeness on our car? Probably not. The owner of this Opel Kadett, found in Paris, is obviously a big fan.
The little creature and the rest of the images look like something out of a video game, so let’s hope that the driver of this graffitied vehicle is winning at life!
It’s a Henry!
Have you heard of Henry? If you take a walk around Seattle, you’ll likely spot a series of murals painted on the exterior of buildings, garages, and even cars. The artist responsible, who has earned the moniker of “Seattle’s most prolific muralist” is Ryan Henry Ward.
Ward, who grew up predominantly in Washington, often signs his work under the name “Henry”. This is one of them.
For the Love of Salmon
Any car preaching about salmon love is immediately going to win our hearts, but there is something even more special about this particular set of wheels. Introducing the Wild Salmon Van!
Designed by a Canadian artist named J. Peachy, the van is described as “a creative vehicle for environmental and social arts-based education,” and travels to different communities to create awareness.
A Delicate Beetle
Many cars have made it onto this list because of their flashy colors and bizarre paint jobs, but this Beetle is definitely taking a more subtle approach…
Channeling our grandmother’s old lace curtains with its detailing on the hood, this 1970 VW Bug is opting for a classier look than its psychedelic cousins and we’re here for it.
Roaring Down the Road
Can you hear "The Circle of Life" playing in the background, or is that just us? One doesn’t need to visit the Serengeti or head out on safari with this car around.
Adorned with animal figurines, this Nissan has been transformed into one of the Big Five by an owner who clearly has a thing for wildlife. Who cares if a leopard never changes its spots when there are so many other animals on board?!
If this vehicle’s exterior is giving you underwater feels, you’re not alone. The psychedelic patterns on this 1941 Hupmobile are reminiscent of jellyfish, as well as coral, below the sea.
Unlike some other cars which appear to have been painted by hand, there is something about this design that feels as though a computer or some other type of technology was involved.
Green With Envy
One has to look quite closely to appreciate all the different strokes of color on this old Austin.
Yellows, blues, and greys are all used to make up this jade green that evokes a sense of calm — which is definitely needed behind the wheel. Some say the paint job makes the vehicle look like a frog ready to ribbit its engine.
Don’t Go Into the Water
It’s not every day (or ever?) that you spot a shark on land. We thought about singing “Baby Shark” (do do doo doo) but didn’t want to torture you with an earworm…
Sure, the owner of this vehicle could have painted it like a jaguar, but sharks are way more menacing. Be honest — you’d feel a little bit nervous if you saw this guy coming for you on the road.
Time for Tea(l)
Admittedly, it took us a couple of minutes to work out what was going on in this pic... This teal baby has been all spruced up as she was on display at a classic car show in California.
We are not sure if the little Ford coupe won any awards, but we do adore the color, especially in the sunshine.
Paging Peter Parker
Spider-Man typically gets around New York City by springing his webs from building to building (we don’t blame the guy — have you seen the traffic?) But jumping from skyscrapers all day can be hella tiring. Sometimes you just wanna take a slow drive with some good tunes, you know?
If Spidey was in the market for a vehicle, he may want to take a look at this Ford Mustang, complete with (tacky) webbing decal, but we’re not sure he could afford it on what Jonah Jameson pays him.
Out of the Blue
The Ford Mustang has been the car company’s most successful selling car since it brought out its first model in 1964. Associated with sophistication and glamour, the sporty coupe has been featured in several "James Bond" films, and who can forget the classic “Mustang Sally?”
We are not quite sure why the owner of such a gorgeous car would want to give it such a hideous paint job, but let’s hope it only happens once in a blue moon.
A Street Artist's Playground
No surface — be it a building, a bench, or a car — is safe when Ryan Henry Ward feels inspired and has his paintbrush in hand. Luckily for the folks in Seattle, the American artist is mega talented and it is regarded as an honor to have a “Henry” painted on something you own.
This mural of a dog (yes, that’s a dog) licking an ice cream cone is exactly in line with Ward’s whimsical style.
The Color-Chip Cuda
Believe it or not, there is a method to this multi-colored madness.
The paint job on this 1970 Barracuda that was spotted at a car show in Chicago is inspired by a magazine advert that proudly displayed the full spectrum of colors that the car came in on a retouched illustration of the car. Which shade are you going for?
Spray It, Don’t Say It
The owner of this car may have gotten a little bit too excited with the spray paint… With the variety of different colors and graffitied patterns, this vehicle is a lot to look at.
As for the car itself, the Holden Commodore has been a staple amongst families in Australia and New Zealand for decades but was sadly discontinued in 2020 when Holden decided to focus on their SUV and Ute range instead.
If you’re still looking for Nemo, we have an update for you. Somehow the tiny clownfish managed to make his way from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to a car show at the Gilmore Car Museum in Michigan, United States.
Granted, Nemo also looks completely different from how we know and love him, but perhaps he truly identified as a 1953 BMW Isetta 300 at heart.
We’re debating blocking this paint job out of our memory… Much like a harlequin itself, this VW Harlequin Golf is wearing as many shades as possible.
According to someone who was present at this car show, the vehicle arrived this way to show buyers all the different colors that the model comes in, but one purchaser took a fancy to the color-blocking style and took her off the lot!
Automobiles in the Outback
This vehicle looks like something straight out of "Mad Max." In the post-apocalyptic action series that is set in the Australian outback, the titular character treks around the wasteland in a roadster similar to this.
This Honda Element looks as though it has survived a few wars with its “patchy” paint job, but if you’re planning on slogging through the Aussie outback, this is the guy to do it in.
A Blessed Ride
This car feels like something straight out of Sunday School. Dubbed the “Heaven and Hell” car, it was created by American artist, Chris Hubbard, who was actually a microbiologist in his former life.
Influenced heavily by his religious upbringing, the symbols are made of wood, sheet metal, and other objects, and depict saints and angels.
In space, no one can hear you scream… or rev your engine. We’re not sure what is more terrifying here — the life-size depiction of the extraterrestrial from "Alien" painted on the trunk of this car, or the electric blue and orange color scheme.
Whoever owns this vehicle has got to be a big fan of the science-fiction series. We just hope that it’s more durable than Sigourney Weaver’s spaceship…
A Little Bit of Bling
There is no limit to the creativity seen in the art car scene. From graffiti to fine penmanship, vehicles have offered a canvas for their owners to express their artistic genius.
While painting a car’s exterior is typically time-consuming, the intricacy shown here takes decorating to a whole new level. Beads have been used to bedazzle this Cadillac, and who wouldn’t want to jive in a jeweled chariot?
Lovers of Porsches may want to look away… This baby was spotted in England, with many wondering whether it belongs to Ali G, thanks to its tacky decal.
The imagery is also reminiscent of the Ben-Day dot style famously used in comic books between the 1950s and 1970s. Considering the word “groovy” is spread across the front, we’re pretty sure Austin Powers would also be happy to give it a spin.
We Wish You a Merry Cars-mas
If you can’t find enough lights to decorate your Christmas tree this year, this could be why…
The owner of this Prius is perhaps taking the electric car thing a bit too seriously, but at least one can see this set of wheels coming at a distance with its glow-in-the-dark decor. Let’s be honest — one could probably spot this automobile from space.
Bump It Up
Who said that bumper stickers have to stick to just bumpers? (Try saying that five times fast!) With their catchy slogans and funny sayings, bumper stickers have been used to broadcast anything from political leanings to the beer one prefers.
In most cases, a car may possess one or two of these adhesive bits of insight, but it’s possible that there is more sticker here than car.
Cute and Quirky
If you happen to take a stroll along Hastings beach in the English county of Sussex, you may come across this seemingly abandoned creature.
We are not entirely sure whether this paint job is of a shark or a dinosaur (surely the two are related somewhere down the evolutionary scale?) but all we do know is that this old fishing boat is super cute.
A Great Pizza Spot
Wondering whether this car contracted chickenpox? That was our first thought, too. Although it may appear to be a case of motorcar measles, this orange and white spotted monstrosity is, in fact, an advertisement for a pizza place located in Brooklyn, New York.
It could be argued that it’s not the most appealing car-mercial (see what we did there?) but it certainly grabbed your attention, didn’t it?
It has been argued that children see the world way more clearly than adults. Sure, the sun and the moon may appear in the same drawing, and the tree coming out of the window may have blue leaves, but have you ever thought that maybe it’s better that way?!
As demonstrated by this whimsical paint job that depicts a house with a playground and a few trees, children possess an innocence that adults would be lucky to retain.
How Green Does Your Garden Car Grow?
Toronto is famous for many things — the CW Tower, the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team, and the Toronto International Film Festival. But amongst the many things to check out if you visit Canada’s most populated city is the Kensington Market.
There, you will find a unique vehicle that has been a landmark in the area since 2007. Known as the Garden Car, the automobile is a public art piece that doubles as a community garden with greenery sprouting out of its roof, hood, and trunk.
My Other Ride Is a Camel
When it comes to Africa, there are numerous people who believe that all 1.37 billion of its citizens live in mud huts and keep wildlife as pets. Anyone who has been to, or comes from, Africa knows this to be nonsense, but the ridiculous stereotypes still remain.
With Dubai situated in the Middle East, there are dozens who think that the city includes only sand dunes and camels. We have to respect the owner of this car who chose to embrace the stereotype with the paint job.
A Car Before Time
A leopard may never change its spots, but who cares when this car has multi-colored stripes! With so many animals rocking the striped look, this motor could be emulating anything from a tiger to a zebra.
However, the blue, yellow, and purple design is topped with pink stripes which makes us think that this vehicle is trying to be part of the dinosaur clan. Ptero-car-dyl, anyone?
The Cockroach Car
Who would have imagined that a song about a cockroach would be one of the most recognizable tunes in the world? Us merely mentioning “La Cucaracha” has probably started up a mini Mexican band in your brain, even though no one is entirely sure where the ancient folk song originated.
This car, spotted in the ghost town of Terlingua in Texas, is named La Cucaracha and features a scene straight out of a Western. We just hope there are no cockroaches in the car…
Spotted in the Wild
We’re putting on our best Sir David Attenborough voices for this one… Here we have a 1989 Rover Mini spotted in an unusual habitat.
Although this British vehicle has many characteristics in common with its Mini brethren, its uniquely spotted coat distinguishes it, making it stand out greatly from other cars in its herd. The aforementioned coat is believed to deter predators, as well as conceal any dirt which the Mini may encounter on its travels.
For more than a century, psychiatrists have used the Rorschach test to diagnose patients. Subjects are asked to look at a series of random inkblots and then explain what they see in the bizarre shapes.
The paint job on this Hyundai that was found at an auto exhibition in Washington has a similar feel in that we can see an eye, a popsicle, a plug, and a mustard jar.
An Honest Automobile
Everybody, look to the left — including this car. The headlights on the front of a vehicle often give the impression of being eyes, but the owner of this cute little red guy obviously thought that their baby could use an extra pair.
It is a long-claimed belief in psychology that when one looks to the right while speaking they are telling a lie, but looking to the left while doing so signifies fact collection and thus the truth.
Amongst the dilapidated streets of Oaxaca, Mexico, this Volkswagen Beetle sits with some very dramatic headlights. The electric blue paint definitely makes it seem like this bug is donning bright eyeshadow and we’re so tempted to add some long lashes to complete the look!
According to the photographer, dozens of old Beetles like this one can be found throughout small towns in the Central American country.
Emu vs. Beetle
Next time you’re down in Australia, take a trip to the tiny town of Silverton. That is where you will find this VW Beetle, parked outside an art gallery.
Although it may be outside, this car is also a piece of art, having been painted by Peter Browne whose adorable emus have become his signature. With the large, flightless birds being endemic to Australia, it doesn’t get more Aussie than that.
From A(utomobile) to Z(ebra)
Zebras on the streets of London? Have you gone entirely bonkers? Residents of the English capital are used to seeing cars at zebra crossings, but we have a feeling that a zebra crossing on a car may be new for them.
This sweet Smart Car is doing a good job of blending in with the black fence behind it thanks to its black and white stripes — we always knew that zebras were particularly skilled at camouflage!
Candy Cane Car
Candy canes are usually reserved for Christmas. Candy-car-canes? Well, you can have those any time of year! Back in the day, the colorful sweets used to be made by hand, with hours of labor required to create one of the striped confectionaries.
Thanks to technology, the process of twisting the soft candy into spiral striping and cutting them into the desired shape is all automated. Would they ever try to make a car version, we imagine it to look just like this.
Stories of Multi-Storeys
“Quaint” is a word easily associated with the charming little streets throughout Italy. Many are paved with cobblestones and the scents of pizza and freshly-brewed espresso waft through…
In one of the streets of Genova in Genoa, there sits a colorful little car painted with multi-storeyed buildings. Considering it is Italy, is there any surprise that the quaint vehicle is a Fiat 500?
The opening sequence of "The Simpsons" is iconic. Although the episodes have differed slightly with different gags incorporated by the creators, some elements are consistent including Maggie driving the family car straight into the living room.
Hopefully, this Volkswagen bus has been driven a lot more safely (and not by any babies!) although its name, apparently, is “Bully.” Aside from all "The Simpsons" imagery, what makes this van unique is that it has borrowed the roof of a VW Beetle which sits on top of its own.
Honk for Hillary
The 2016 US presidential election was pretty fierce. With Barack Obama unable to run for a third term, it meant that the hot seat would be filled by a brand new candidate.
As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton battled it out in debates, their fans proudly nailed their colors to the mast. Or, in this case, their cars.
Few people are as passionate and dedicated as band groupies. These fans not only love the music, but the band members as well, and often travel across cities (and countries) to see them perform.
The Ramones have frequently been cited as the first true punk rock group and were recognized by "Rolling Stone" magazine on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Although all four of the band’s original members had died by 2014, they live on with this van.
All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Van
As John Lennon sang, "Imagine all the people living life in peace." While that doesn’t always seem entirely possible, there is always this optimistic hippie van to remind us of the power of positivity.
Extra points for including a rainbow-haired unicorn which everyone needs at least one of in their life.
The first question that came to mind upon seeing this is, who wore it better? From a distance, this floral detailing looks as though someone covered this BMW in our grandmother’s old curtains.
Upon closer inspection, though, the flower decal is rather sweet and definitely evokes feelings of spring. We wonder if the bees agree.
Art for a Cause
The gorgeous island of St. Barth played host to some of the world’s most glamorous people when it held an event to honor UNICEF in December 2021.
While the celebrities stole much of the spotlight, art enthusiasts may have spotted this creation from American street artist, Alec Monopoly, who painted this vehicle in his signature style — complete with his trademark Mr. Monopoly.
All Eyes on You
Here’s a car that will look back at you. Sandro Chia is the artist behind this work that was commissioned by BMW. With Chia’s style heavily influenced by fellow artist, Picasso, he stated, “I decorated the surface of this car to represent these stares [of observers].
I have created both a picture and a world. Everything that is looked at closely turns into a face. A face is a focus, a focus of life and the world.”
The World’s First Wimmelporsche
If you’ve ever searched for Waldo, you’ll appreciate the art on this car. Children who grew up in Germany will be familiar with the term “wimmelbook” — for those who didn’t, you’ll like still understand the concept.
Much like "Where’s Waldo," wimmelbooks are picture books that include loads of hidden elements for readers to find. This Porsche, painted by German artist, Thomas H. Gehrke, features tons of hidden gems.
It’s Definitely JoJo Siwa!
If you’re one of those people with a habit of not recognizing your own car in a parking lot, or forgetting where you parked, raise your hand. Here is your solution.
As JoJo Siwa prepared to embark on her D.R.E.A.M. concert tour, her parents gifted her this BMW convertible that made sure other drivers on the road knew just who was coming… Justin Bieber was not a fan, however, suggesting to the "Dance Moms" star that she burn it!
The petrifying creature on this car is called Cthulhu. Originally created by author H.P. Lovecraft, the cosmic entity is described as having the head of an octopus, dragon wings, and claws.
According to lore, anyone who gazes upon it will be driven insane. We’re hoping that isn’t true of this cool car (not least of all because it’s parked on a public street…)
One Way to Become Peter Park-er
The Spider-verse has evolved to include at least four different versions of Peter Parker’s web-slinging superhero, a Spider-Gwen, a Spider-Woman, a Spider-Ham, and likely many more to come.
So we’re hardly surprised that there is a Spider-Man car roaming around. To be fair, jumping from building to building means that Spidey doesn’t get stuck in traffic while chasing bad guys, but hey if cars work for Batman…
There’s a chance you may laugh your bottom off when seeing this car. If you’ve ever wished your car had a toilet on one of those long road trips, you will greatly appreciate the paint job on this van owned by a plumbing company.
We hope the driver has a steady supply of green shirts to wear every day (but it’s highly doubtful that his legs are as hairless as painted!)
Honking that (Bull) Horn
Forget a bull in a China shop — there’s one in the parking lot. The owner of this vehicle thought it would be a good idea to use fuzzy leather to turn his truck into a bull.
We just hope that this set of wheels doesn’t charge at red vehicles. Bonus points if you spotted the zebra car at the back of what seems like an automobile zoo!
Real Cars Have Curves
Here’s a fun fact: hippopotamuses are the most dangerous land mammals in the world. If you’re thinking that’s unlikely, that is exactly why they are.
People who encounter hippos often don’t think the large creatures can move very fast and assume they’ll outrun them. If you happen to come across this hippo car, we advise you to practice the same caution.
A Little Bit of Louis
When Louis Vuitton established his French fashion house in 1854, we’re sure he did not envision a station wagon in South Kentucky one day covered in his branding.
As an icon of opulence, Louis Vuitton was the world’s most valuable luxury brand between 2006 and 2012. Although this van is not directly associated with the LV team, we’re sure they appreciate the free advertising.
Although Hello Kitty has been a symbol of Japanese culture ever since she was first introduced in the ‘70s, the character itself is supposed to be British!
According to her cute cat’s backstory, she is a third-grade student living outside of London, making her around 9-years-old. Considering all the paraphernalia with Hello Kitty’s likeness, this Smart Car is hardly unusual.
In the ‘80s, the world was introduced to "Crocodile Dundee." American audiences got a taste of Australia’s outback as they watched Paul Hogan wrangle crocodiles as the titular character.
This vehicle is unlikely to be as troublesome as a real croc, but we still recommend that it stays away from any large bodies of water.
A Whole Lot of Holes
There are many bizarre phobias that people have. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter getting stuck to the top of your mouth, Plutophobia is the fear of money, and Xanthophobia is the fear of the color yellow.
For those with Trypophobia, this car may be disturbing to look at as it refers to the fear of holes. We just hope that many things don’t get lost down there… like one’s keys.