Is this the ultimate oxymoron? A unicorn Camry, and beige, no less. But here it is, as found in the parking lot behind South High School, home of the Axemen. Now that name has become rather outdated, especially given the tree-hugging tendencies of South Eugene. Would any self-respecting Axeman from the early 1960s have painted unicorns on his 1950 Ford hot rod?
Well, I don’t know that it’s a guy’s car. But ever since the time we caught a flight from Baltimore back to Eugene just as the sixth annual BronyCon (My Little Pony Convention) had wrapped up, and we shared the gate lounge and airplane with a number of adult male bronies with their get-ups and new toys, I’ve had to widen my understanding of what people do for hobbies.
Is there anything in here that suggests guy or girl driver?
Well, I don’t blame them for wanting to make the beige 2001 Camry look a wee bit less anonymous. Which they are.
White dragon on one side; black on the other. Just no My Little Ponys, fortunately.
It poops rainbows!
I never thought I would hear of Bronies in the context of CC, consider my mind blown. While I’m not sure if the concept of Bronies is disturbing to me, the next level, Cloppers, surely are…
Hair ties on the shift lever are probably a gender clue.
Was thinking this.
Guessing it’s a girls car, but just a guess. Ya know, when you look at the pool of used cars that most young kids have to choose from, the most bland and boring cars to ever grace the roads, you can understand why someone might do this. I guess I understand why lots of young kids these days don’t care to drive or own a car…if I were stuck with a Camry, accord, Corolla, etc., I’d rather walk too. Thankfully, I grew up with cars that had style. Our high school parking lot was filled with Chevelles, Novas, Impalas, Camaros, GTO and Firebirds, Torinos, Galaxies……oh yes, there was the occasional clapped out Corolla, but those were few and far between back then.
I like ‘ Art Cars ‘ but this one is vaguely creepy .
By far, the most interesting Camry I have ever laid eyes on.
I’m quite embarrassed to admit it, but I did some “free form” painting on my high school transportation. I had a 53 Plymouth 2 door sedan, it was “triple” blue (light blue over medium blue with a blue interior), and I thought it needed some personalization. I painted 3 very large flowers on the hood (hey, it was the mid 60s) using paint I had left over from my model building days. Besides, a 53 Plymouth is so ugly, there isn’t much you can do to it to make it look worse.
EXCEPT….for any animal crapping rainbows on the hood.
CHILDREN: do NOT try this at home.
This is a good story. I know a gentleman with a ’53 Plymouth. He also did some personalization, his thought being “what the hell else do you do with a ’53 Plymouth?”.
It’s a time-honored high school tradition. I resisted, but a friend of mine had a faded orange ’70 K5 Blazer that he repainted camouflage. All rattle cans, without a pattern no less.
Sometimes it can be a shame though. A friend of my mother’s had a beautiful ’58 Impala in Nautical Blue that I’ve seen in some old photos. Unfortunately, as an aspiring hippie, the friend spray-painted words and peace signs all over it. Looked kind of a mess afterward. Granted, a ’58 Impala in 1969 was just another old car, but it at least had style to start with.
“Is there anything in here that suggests guy or girl driver?”
As the world’s foremost authority (*), I can say that I have learned just barely enough to know that while I can say, I will not say.
The dog house is too small for me and the two mini dachshunds.
(*) apologies to Professor Irwin Corey (truly the world’s foremost authority).
Principal who lost a bet?
If it is a guys car I would bet he drives a ice cream truck for a living.
What a way to ruin a nice car !! There was nothing wrong with it except the dull color. I would have it painted a nice shade of blue. I like Toyotas of that era, nice, clean and conservative. Much better looking than the new ones.
It looks to me like someone was deprived of coloring books and crayons as a child, and also talent.
There goes the resale value.
Screw the Toyota, I want to see more of that blue jeep!
Hard to believe that style Camry is at least 15 years old now. I remember when they first came out I thought they were very nice looking cars. I loved the thin taillights and the simplicity of the body – especially the big greenhouse and the very flush doors. That color was extremely popular – I even have that color on my 1999 Accord and I see other Accords just like mine sometimes 2-3 times a day!
Well this vehicle sure makes the road more interesting and I prefer the dragons over the Unicorn. Bronies are not my cup of tea and they raise questions for me at least, but hey, whatever floats your boat, it is a free country.
Hmm, dark dragon sniffs the unicorn’s lucky pot of soup. A stomach turning image of anti-ingratiation.
My guess is the person gives his or her boss/teacher the illusion that he or she has control – Gina Linetti style of interplay off of Brooklyn Nine-Nine perhaps.
Managing the manager that manages you kinda thing…
No, no mind games going on here at all and definitely not passive aggressive.
Oh well, everything being relative, the 4th generation of Camry was a bit of a dull car anyway so treating it like a blank canvas is probably its most befitting fate.
The illuminati pyramid on the side is a character from Gravity Falls, another popular animated series… but I’m not entirely sure the unicorn is “My Little Pony”, it seems to realistic compared to what I just googled.
Anyway I would hazard a guess as to female for the driver, unless it’s a guy with a ponytail (hairties on the shifter).
What a waste of pixels. This is worthy of publishing? I think not.
don’t be a weinie
Whiners gotta whiiiiiiinnnnnnne…….
I don’t much like it either but who cares , it’s _NOT_MY_CAR_ .
There’s a ” DELETE ” button for a reason , too bad some Children can’t figure it out .
This picture made me laugh. My (much younger) cousin has the same generation Camry in the same color and she painted huge sunflowers on the hood and front doors. Must be a Portland thing (although she lives in the other Portland–Portland, Maine).