Someone Is Turning Amsterdam's Worst Rides Into Cardboard Supercars


Is this vandalism or art?

Max Siedentopf is a Dutch artist and photographer who turns ordinary cars into supercars. Notice we didn't describe him as a "tuner" because he doesn't actually modify the engines or exteriors of the rides he works on. Instead, Siedentopf uses masking tape and cardboard to make ordinary econo boxes look like supercars…kind of. His project is called "Slapdash Supercars" and is kind of sketchy in that the cars involved all belong to strangers. So what motivates him to do this?

In an interview with Vice, the artist talked about how individuality and self-expression are seen as important in today's world, yet the cars we drive often lack these things. "But for some reason you see that things as ordinary as cars are getting personalized less and less, while it could be a strange but great form of self-expression. I thought I'd do people a favor by giving them a custom-made supercar." So, the real question is this: If you woke up and found your not-so-hot hatch with a cardboard wing and hood scoop would it piss you off or make you laugh? Let us know in the comments. Photo credits: Max Siedentopf.

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