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.
Last Call indicates the end of the Hooniverse broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged.

Tanshanomi is Japanese [単車のみ] for "motorcycle(s) only." Though primarily tasked with creating two-wheel oriented content for Hooniverse, Pete is a lover of all sorts of motorized vehicles.

18 Comments

  1. 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. 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. 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.

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

    1. 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. 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.

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