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Saturday, 14 December 2013
It's all grey nowadays
watching this programme on the telly all about the rise of the German
car industry and I thought to myself “aren't car colours getting
boring these days?”
the footage of British cars from the 1970s it was a cavalcade of
colour out there on the road. All the primary colours were present
and plenty of tertiary colours as well. I remember those two words
from school. It may have looked naïve compared to today's cynical
world outlook but at least you could make a choice and express
yourself a bit.
wanted a green car when I bought mine. Turned out they'd stopped
doing it because nobody wanted it. Dark metallic green is a well
smart colour for a car. I could have the usual silver (boring), dark
metallic grey ( got that one) or denim blue (pants). Most cars on the
road now are silver or grey which looks really depressing in a
traffic jam. You get black and white as well but white only looks
good if the car's clean. Other colours are a minority.
used to work at a place that made car graphics kits. Older bods like
me may remember the splashy stripes you could put down each side of
your motor. Business stopped owing to lack of demand. They were a way
to make your car truly yours without need for expensive
would probably have difficulty fitting them now as the creases in the
panels are all over the place and it's all about rounded edges in
modern car design but that doesn't stop us having a bit more colour
out there on the road.