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Like a Rainbow in the Dark

Posted June 29, 2019 9:00 AM by dstrohl

American car culture has a long history of custom cars to look back on. Some might say that history is fraught with works of abomination – that the automakers spent a whole lot of time and good money designing cars that should be left alone once they hit the production line. Others will say, “Yeah, but sometimes they got it wrong and I had to finish the job, myself,” while others have proven the old adage, “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”

In the end, it’s fair to say that the the post-war decades – let’s say the ’50s through the ’70s – were nothing, if not an age of experimentation. We’re not saying that everyone figured it out by the ’80s, but in very general terms, we all seemed to slow down the partying enough by then to get some pretty bad ideas out of our collective system.

So, where does this custom ’69 Camaro fall on the taste spectrum of custom cars?

It is matter of opinion that is bound to create some disagreements.

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06/29/2019 10:36 AM

It's a fine car, but the rainbow will likely become politically incorrect in this world of assumed intolerance.

That aside.. I think it looks ass bad more than badass.

...maybe if it were a double rainbow all the waaayyy.. yeeeaaaaaahh!!

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06/29/2019 1:02 PM

OK,, now I get it....

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06/30/2019 2:41 PM

Beware of red-nosed clowns...or was that comedian W.C. Fields?

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