“Individuality, self-expression and status are more important than ever these days,” suggests Max Siedentopf, a photographer from Amsterdam. “But for some reason, things as ordinary as cars are getting personalized less and less.”
Fair enough. So, using cardboard and masking tape, Max took to the streets and gave some random cars his own version of an ‘upgrade’. Why? Well, according to the man himself, it’s a “strange but great form of self-expression. I thought I’d do people a favor by giving them a custom-made supercar.”
Well there you go. Here are 9 cars bearing Max’s ‘signature’ look.
9. The ‘Going Nowhere’
We don’t know about you, but in our opinion, this car’s ‘upgrade’ gives it a ‘thieves just stole my tires and left the car propped up on bricks’ look – a pretty familiar sight to those from either Liverpool or Manchester in England.
8. The ‘DeLorean’
“Glue? With what I’m using, we don’t need…glue.”
7. The ‘Mad Max’
Don’t ask why, but this one has a ‘Mad Max’ feel to it. (We told you not to ask why.)
6. The ‘I’m Clearly Running Out Of Ideas’
5. The ‘I Added Something Extra Right At The Back’
See previous comment.
4. The ‘It Looks Like The Front Lights Are Wearing A Mask’
Aka The ‘Zorro’.
3. The ‘I Had A Little Cardboard Leftover So Used It On The Door Handle’
For obvious reasons, Max has to practise his ‘art’ late at night and we’d like to think the whole ‘pimping the door handle’ was a heat of the moment decision, made while he was exhausted.
…IF he had it planned all along, FOR SHAME Maximus.
2. The ‘Megaphone At The Front’
Despite the fact it’s made from cardboard, it looks like you could cause some serious damage with that thing.
1. The ‘It Doesn’t Work On Minis’
Sorry Max, but this just looks wrong; while we accept that in order to do your thing it means prowling the streets like some kind of weirdo, you could have made a little more effort with the masking tape on this one! It looks like a child’s home project.
…Actually, how OLD is Max?! Has anyone seen what he looks like? Is he ten years old?? If so, this entire endeavor is both puzzling AND potentially dangerous. Poor little mite. He probably thinks he’s like Peter Parker, sending in snaps to J. Jonah Jameson in the hope of one day going onto bigger and better things…
Follow your dream’s Max, follow your dreams!