I’m a race fan. To be more specific, I’m an Indycar race fan. Growing up in Indianapolis has made me grow more and more fond of the 500 mile race every May. I love the cars, the beer, the crazy drunk people, the shirtless hillbillies, the shirtless hillbilly ladies, and the smell of puke fro the Coke lot on the morning. I’m a visual designer, so in the midst of all this, I still find time to critique and praise the look of some of the paint jobs on the cars that circle the track. There isn’t much surface area to work with unlike in Nascar, but a few teams have managed to get it right. Here is my best and worst dressed list for this years 500 field.
KV Racing just has it down. Simple Design. Not overwhelmed with colors. Good use of the space.
Starting last. Not good. Luckily for him this post isn’t about his driving. Great colors on this car.
There seems to be a theme here. Slow cars look good and so does KV Racing. The green and yellow Lotus design is awesome.
I think being stuck with a sponsor with a bad logo is throwing the car off track. Pun intended.
Might be my favorite driver, but he and daddy should have rethunk this sponsor choice.
Great Sponsor. Bad logo and paint scheme. This car looks like a bad kids toy.
On a side note, I love the changes in the Penske cars this year. The old Marlboro paint scheme was getting a little old. The subtle chnage of adding black to the cars really has helped. Kudos to Roger or whichever of his minions decided on this.
Remember kids. Your car needs design love too.