Flip Flop Flying

Special editions

with 18 comments

Why it is, I don’t know, but lately I’ve become a little bit obsessed with the stickers on the side of cars that indicate that they are some sort of special edition: This isn’t an ordinary Golf, oh no, it’s a Bon Jovi Golf. Anyway, last Sunday when I took Billy for a walk, I took a couple of photos of these stickers. The next day I took some more. Yesterday, I took my 50th photo. All of them within ten minutes walk from my front door. I present them to you now: Special Editions.

Written by Craig

March 24th, 2006 at 2:55 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

18 Responses to 'Special editions'

Subscribe to comments with RSS or TrackBack to 'Special editions'.

  1. Two of those (maybe more) could only , as some Americans say, ‘fly’ in Germany. Bon Jovi and Rolling Stones cars! You be laughed out of the car park round here….

    Lee

    24 Mar 06 at 3:31 pm

  2. love the reflection of you (and your adidas superstars) taking the picture in most of the photos. :)

    Anonymous

    24 Mar 06 at 3:37 pm

  3. Fear not, Lee, I laughed at those cars when I took the photos. There’s something so grubby about Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones doing that, isn’t there? Whatever image of reptilian rock ‘n’ roll cool Keith Richards projects, he still said yes to his band’s name being on the side of a fucking VW Golf.

    Craig

    24 Mar 06 at 4:42 pm

  4. What bothers me more, is the number of silver cars on the roads today. It’s frightening – they’re taking over the world!

    Which reminds me, all police cars in London (and the whole UK?) are now silver as they keep their value better when they come to be sold on. They used to be white, and didn’t sell so well.

    Finally, my unusual attraction is for old rubber button remote controls. Such as this: http://tinyurl.com/nctkg

    Rubbery!
    matt

    Matt Sephton

    24 Mar 06 at 5:11 pm

  5. In Berlin too. Silver and ugly green police cars. Disgusting looking things.

    That URL no worky, son.

    Craig

    24 Mar 06 at 5:14 pm

  6. My personal fav? “Teen Spot.” Hee!

    Seriously, who would willingly buy that?

    No, wait, I’ve answered my own question: the parents of a teen, thinking it to be quite hip. The teen, on the other hand, would undoubtedly say, “Daaaaaaad!!! What is that?? Ew! I will NOT drive this.” And that’s why I imagine most “Teen Spot” edition vehicles would ultimately end up being driven by middle-aged men.

    At least, that’s what would happen in the States…

    Jessica

    24 Mar 06 at 5:38 pm

  7. Do you remember your first Adidas trainees? I prefer ‘Stan Smiths’ myself – can’t beat em

    The Jolly Brewer

    24 Mar 06 at 6:31 pm

  8. My first Superstars? Yes, very clearly. I bought them in 1990 in Nottingham. I’m on my fifth pair now. When one wears out, I buy a new pair. Always white with red stripes. The trainers of kings.

    Jessica: nice observation! And the parents will chat in bed later that night, wondering what they’d done to raise such an ungrateful child, while in the next room the teen is chuntering on the phone about his/her embarrassing new car.

    Craig

    24 Mar 06 at 6:36 pm

  9. My first pair of ‘Stan Smiths’ were ‘imported’ from Germany, long before the High Street stores started selling them en masse. Anyhoo, my latest pair will be standing in the Anfield Road End tommorrow at about 12.45

    The Jolly Brewer

    24 Mar 06 at 6:42 pm

  10. I assume that’s you, Arnott? Don’t worry, son, your Stan Smiths’ll be washed by the waves of blue nose tears come final whistle.

    Craig

    24 Mar 06 at 6:45 pm

  11. The most digusting one is:
    SPACE RUNNER GLXi
    Sport2000

    Matching font-styles/heights/spacing-etc.?? Naaaa, that’d be too boring…

    .

    24 Mar 06 at 7:02 pm

  12. I love the fact that you sorted (is that the right word?) the pictures by the colour of the cars.

    Leen

    25 Mar 06 at 7:44 pm

  13. What if I buy a second-hand Bon Jovi car?
    And what if the sticker doesn’t peel off?
    What I am supposed to do?

    Kes

    25 Mar 06 at 11:02 pm

  14. Leen – Thank you.
    Kes – I guess you’re buggered.

    Craig

    26 Mar 06 at 1:35 pm

  15. Matt’s URL works with me. And it automatically turns into this: http://replacementremotes.com/store/images/8650-EO___SCI_ATLANTA.jpg

    Can you see that?

    Funny to recognise one of the car stickers from an old boyfriend’s car. Didn’t like it even then.

    Impa

    26 Mar 06 at 6:57 pm

  16. I am so sad I could probably tell you the names of all the cars. My favourite ‘special’ edition was a friend’s old Vauxhall Nova ‘Sting’

    Special editions are usually a sneaky way of getting rid of cars in the run up to a new model launch. Fit brightly coloured seatbelts and electric windows on then slap a silly name on the side.

    benno

    27 Mar 06 at 12:59 am

  17. And you don’t look a month older than the scout-age-picture we saw earlier.

    ;)

    As a non-driving person I couldn’t care less about car-stickers. Sorry. And oh, by the way, in Stockholm we still live in the firm belief there will never be anoter spring. Cold, so cold, so harsh, so goddamn snowy and gloomy.

    Elisabeth

    27 Mar 06 at 4:24 pm

  18. Hi. In google images there is not a single image of an adidas stan smith with red stripes. Just blues and whites.

    jccortazar

    30 Mar 06 at 5:53 am

Leave a Reply