If you want your Camaro to stand out in a crowd, nothing does it better than some sort of graphics. Now, it could be anything as wild (and tasteless) as a big ass dragon on the hood or as subtle as a simple pinstripe. The possibilities are literally endless.
Recently, we gave our 2001 Camaro Z28 an attitude adjustment with the addition of an SS hood from Classic Industries and a few bits from RK sport. While those parts did a ton to liven up the aesthetics of our Camaro, it now looked pretty much like every black SS on the road. What our car needed was a little personality, namely in the form of stripes.
Once we decided to do a little custom paint on Black Betty, the next question was the design. We wanted it to be something that wouldn’t go out of style (remember back when tribal stripes were considered cool?), so we hit up artist Tavis Highlander (www.tavishighlander.com) for ideas. He does some amazing car renderings and he came up with a design that would look as good in ten years as it does today. Paint isn’t cheap, so using an artist like Highlander is a great idea if you want to get it right the first time. Another catalyst to getting this done was that the crew at Aggressive Designs in Santa Fe Springs, California, were toally into the project. They had just helped us install and paint our Z28’s new body panels and thought the Camaro still needed a bit more love, and who were we to argue?