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This Artist is Giving People Their Own, Customised Supercar

Max Siedentopf is armed with cardboard and masking tape, ready to customise completely unsuspecting cars.

It’s a dark night on the streets of Amsterdam and there is a guy leaning down in front of a run-down Peugeot, with cardboard under his arm and a roll of masking tape in his hand.

That guy is artist, Max Siedentopf, and that car is about to become a Slapdash Supercar. Complete with cardboard body fenders, hood scoops and spoilers

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Max Siedentopf goes out onto the streets of Amsterdam hunting for the most basic car he can find, aiming to give it some life with his low-tech cardboard upgrades, and masking tape of course. He has no clue whose car he is customising, and it doesn’t really matter, because all he knows is that these people are missing out on the perfect opportunity to breath personality into their everyday moving machine. So he takes upon himself to execute this.

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When Vice Netherlands asked Max why pimping people’s rides is so important that it keeps him in the streets at night he replied: “Individuality, self-expression, and status are more important than ever these days, but for some reason you see that things as ordinary as cars are getting personalised less and less, while it could be a strange but great form of self-expression. I thought I’d do people a favour by giving them a custom-made supercar.”

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He says he was trying to think of a way to make completely ordinary cars into supercars for a few euros when he thought of the idea. And to us, he’s hit the nail on the head, and has also given us the inspiration we needed to customise our own cars.

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