Car art is nothing new. But this creation is among the wildest (and ugliest) I’ve seen. Is it social commentary? Is it a bad dream? Is it a smartphone company salesperson’s idea of clever marketing?
My friend Dan Clarke, editor and publisher of tastecaliforniatravel.com, spotted this beast in front of Peet’s Coffee in Sacramento.
I haven’t counted the number of smartphone case and nor have I called the phone number made from yellow phone cases along the passenger side of the vehicle.
Of course, depending upon one’s perspective, this car art wonderment is either a masterpiece or complete trash.
If nothing else, it’s an attention grabber and likely a good marketing idea for the company it represents.
My take: It ruins a perfectly fine car.
And there’s always the perfect saying for occasions like this: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
Article Last Updated: April 22, 2014.
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A sports, travel and business journalist for more than 45 years, James has written the new car review column The Weekly Driver since 2004.
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