People are too serious now. We want everyone to like us and accept us so much that we shun anything out of the ordinary and pursue status and normalcy.
That’s why I’ve grown to like 70's cars so much. Back then, you could buy cars with paint and stripe packages that were absolutely off-the-wall bonkers. Completely silly and unserious. And not only was it considered okay, it was cool. It was fun. I mean just look at this:
That’s a ‘75 Camaro Rally Sport, and they came looking like that from the factory. And it wasn’t just muscle cars.
International had seemingly gazillions of different fun stripe packages for Scouts! And the custom cars of the era were even more ludicrous:
Heck, even totally ordinary cars like Plymouth Crickets and Volares could be had with fun paint and stripe options:
Cars like this do the things we secretly wish to do but never do. I’m not saying everything about the 70's was wonderful or anything, but there was certainly a lot more joy in car paintwork back then. It’s sad that so many people today are afraid to enjoy fun and ultimately harmless things like this simply because they’re afraid of being different. Variety is the spice of life, so why would you want to be just like everybody else?