Thing is, he wants to paint it a color appropriate to its majesty before unveiling it to the world. You see, the Concours d'LeMons is no ordinary car show; organized by the same perpetrators responsible for lowering the collective property values of the automotive world with Billetproof and the 24 Hours Of LeMons, its metastasization of Malaise Era Detroit economy clankers, best-forgotten British Leyland clinkers, and Brezhnev-Approved™ Iron Curtain clunkers should make attendees of those other Monterey events abandon those boring ol' millionaires' toys in droves. The truly enlightened car freaks will hit both the Concours d'Lemons and the Buttonwillow Histrionics 24 Hours Of LeMons that weekend, because what could be better than driving 200 miles in order to watch $500 race cars throw rods in the 110-degree bovine-emissions-scented air of Merle Haggard country?
Given the historical significance of the very first Concours d'Lemons, Junkman is really under the gun to make the Eagle perfect. He'll be instructing the orange-peel maestros at Ohio's most exclusive Maaco to shoot that crypto-Toronado with a color that will guarantee him the Most Eleganté trophy. The question is: what color? Junkman feels that Jalopnik readers have the sensibility needed to make such a crucial decision, so he's decided to make a contest for our readers out of it:
As you know, I acquired the infamous Olsen Eagle several months ago. Since the car I entered in the Pebble Beach Concours last year didn't win, I have decided to make an all-out effort for best of show in this year's inaugural Concours d'Ignorance (if it happens). I believe the Eagle is the perfect vehicle to achieve this goal but, as you can see, it needs a bit of cosmetic freshening. As a result, I have sent it to the local Maaco to make it concours ready.
It's just about ready for paint and, being artistically challenged, I could use the help of the wildly talented Jalopnik commenteriat in suggesting a new color and/or paint scheme. Photoshop or written suggestions would work. In addition to my eternal gratitude, I would reward the winner with a 1/18 scale model of a PT Cruiser and a package of Sham-Wows with only one towel missing. I'll even pick up the postage!
There you have it, folks! I'm thinking a two-tone job would be nice, with Pearlescent Caterpillar Orange on top and Unnecessarily Purple on the bottom. How about you?