The University of Oregon Ducks athletic teams have cultivated a high profile, and Oregon Duck colors (yellow and green) can be seen on all sorts of vehicles, often fully repainted to drive to the games. This Lincoln is a bit more subtle, but makes its point nevertheless. These are far from my favorite cars, so from my point of view, this can only be an improvement.
All in all, it’s not too bad of a job. Do folks in your town drive around with athletic team painted cars? Got some examples?
An updated “Animal House” Lincoln?
At first glance, I thought maybe the Green Lantern had fallen into hard times. 😉
Regarding the Lincoln – please wash your car and give it a light polishing!
Back in the 1990s in NW Ohio where I grew up there was a gentleman with a G-body Monte Carlo SS that was brown with orange pinstripes and orange SS decals.
Yes he was a Browns fan. (“Earning” the first pick in the NFL Draft once again.)
Not long ago in Florida, saw a newer blue Corvette with an orange/red interior.
Yep, Gators fan.
Our two biggest area schools have pretty normal car colors – Indiana University is red and white (ok, cream and crimson) and Purdue is black and gold. Those 4 colors are pretty well represented in factory paint jobs so stripes and stickers are usually all that a fan needs to do.
I see more heavily painted/decorated cars belonging to Colts football fans. Including this one that I wrote up several years ago.
Oh I did forget that during those years that conversion vans were popular in the Midwest it was not uncommon to see them in college team colors with a hard cover on the spare tire that was bolted to the rear door sporting a giant decal from the team of your choice.
Scarlet painted vans with grey stripes and a giant Ohio State “O” on the spare tire cover were quite popular along with blue painted with yellow stripes and the University of Michigan “M”.
One of our priests was a Wolverine fan who would fly a banner from the front porch of the rectory and every Sunday one of his flock would park a scarlet and grey van directly in front of the house (the house had a hidden driveway and the front porch was almost on the sidewalk.)
“Bless us, O Lord, except Bob, who parked that van in front of my house again. May you favor him with your bounty of many tickets and citations. Amen.”
Pretty common around here even though it’s an FCS school. Here’s my favorite:
And you see all types. This is a working truck.
…and more modest ones. A tailgate would make for a good CC piece, you’ll find a lot of interesting stuff there.
We had a 1971 Chevy P10 Butternut Bread truck that I repainted dark blue with orange bumpers and wheels (with Rust-Oleum, a roller and a brush, not professionally). It was our Chicago Bears tailgating vehicle in the early-mid 2000s.
The best looking Lincolns were the 1963 ones.
I’ve seen a Redskins-color car around us near DC. A little surprising there aren’t more, given how rabid Washington fans can be.
Theres a Navistar tipper done in Magpie colours supporting Hawkes Bay rugby side and a few others not quite so large.
Stock Plum Crazy Chargers and Challengers are quite popular with Baltimore Ravens fans for obvious reasons…
I’ve even seen a Deuce and a Half running around in Ravens livery.
There’s also this ’52 Buick that is of course appropriately wearing Ray Lewis’ number on its hood…
Nice looking Lincoln and I like what they did with it, but why does the house in the lead photo have boarded over windows? Y’all expecting a hurricane? A Town Car seems out of place in Eugene by the way. Here in the Portland area Ducks and Beavers themed vehicles are somewhat common, but more Ducks more so
I’m not a sports guy, but I live in central Ohio and am DEFINITELY a fan of all Impalas that sport six taillights!
Here’s a shot of Buck-I-Guy’s ’70 convertible. Normally I don’t go for oversized shoes on my Curbside Classics, but it’s always fun to see him and his car driving by.
Hmm… Let me try that again…
The interior is my favorite part…
That Town Car is the proverbial ghetto hauler minus the “donk” and “dub” crapola.
The IT guy at my last job drove a yellow/green Nissan Frontier with big “G” on the doors. His vanity plate read “GBTONKA.”
Here’s one for the University of Florida Gators.
We see plenty of Green Bay Packers stuff (green and yellow, with a big “G”)around here. I’ve been frantically looking for the pics I took of one of my neighbors 70’s Cadillac that started out yellow, and they had green stripes and “G” logos painted on it professionally. There’s rabid sports fans everywhere, it seems.
IN Eastern PA, It’s mostly Penn State Colors, so they just add magnets to their already blue or white cars. RV’s, on the other hand, get the vinyl wraps with the Nittany (mountain) Lion.
A former co-worker had a 50th anniversary Corvette whose dark red color was a near-perfect match for the maroon that is one of Virginia Tech’s colors. Thankfully the rest of the decoration was confined to a license plate and a tasteful window sticker.
Since my alma mater (NC State)’s colors are red and white, one doesn’t see so many custom paint jobs as red or white cars with magnets/decals/flags. That doesn’t stop some people though:
I got a 1980 Continental coupe last of the 2 doors so it be worth big bucks rare. Great ride and plenty of room for a awesome audio system ridding proud on 22s