There are plenty of images of Sharpied cars on the internet, including a Lamborghini Gallardo, but none of them have a back story that’s quite as awesome as this one. Rather than hiring a professional artist to do some art work in Sharpie, the owner of this Vanagon decided to let the community do it instead, tipped off only by a plywood sign in a driveway.
People who came in were given a Sharpie, possibly a beer or two or three, and the freedom to draw anything they wanted on some guy’s van without having a nice police man trying to arrest them. Fortunately, the van doesn’t resemble a bus stop bench or a high school student’s desk after all the work was done. Thanks to the work of total strangers, the van looks fantastic and we’re fortunate enough to have been given an album to admire the results of this awesome idea.
Click past the jump for more shots of the Sharpiewagen.
The owner started out with a beige-ish 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon and added a new coat of white paint to create the perfect canvas. They provided the Sharpies while the community provided the art over the course of a three-day weekend.
The Jägermeister logo is a nice touch
Our hats go off to both the owner for coming up with this neat idea and the talent that showed up to this stranger’s garage, because this is spectacular. What better way to discover hidden talents of a community by giving people the chance to doodle freely on a Vanagon (legally)?