Says our man the Jalopy:
"Race cars have a special exemption from color theory and practice. Race cars can pull off color combinations at otherwise are the acceptable only in the world of Fisher Price. There is something about the density, saturation and depth of race car livery that looks you could dip an ice cream scoop in the fender for dessert."
He also goes on to pledge fealty to the black/gold motifs of such heroic vehicles as Bo Darville's TA and the mighty Hemi Under Glass, as well as noting that red/white/blue is the ultimate funny-car color combo. Hello Snake Prudhomme! This Mister Jalopy knows what he's talking about.
The Edible Color of Race Cars [Hooptyrides]
Because There Aren't Enough Wheelstanders These Days: The Hurst Hemi Under Glass [Internal]