Now that we’ve all survived Toyota Week, it’s time to unleash all that big American iron shot in the past week or two. Yes, flat black is way too common. I can be a real idiot when it comes to popular fads and such, but I assume it’s evoking the time when guys couldn’t afford to get their older cars painted, and just sprayed them with several cans worth of dark gray/black primer. Yes; that was rather common back in the day. First things first: the ’56 Chevy got a cam and four-barrel, or even a later 283, and some dual pipes, and some longer rear spring shackles. And a coat of flat primer, while endlessly imagining it in candy apple red metal flake. Of course, nobody’s imagining that anymore; the only thing that comes after flat black paint is…the crusher. Or am I missing something?
– August 26, 2013