Give Us Your Cars That Need To Be Signed By Celebrities

Special editions have long been a sign of laziness, a way to make people think a car is new when all it has is a chrome badge and two-tone paint. Unless it's a Signature Series, like Jason suggested. Then it's something that'll be hilarious 20 years from now, if not today.

Many of you thought up other Signature Series vehicles that, well, should be built to really draw people into showrooms. Sure, they may not leave with an Oliver Platt Veloster, but it's a market Hyundai may never have reached before.

So, for this different COTD, I've pulled out some of the best suggestions:


Here is a Special Edition that I would be interested in.

Sorry, not for hunks.


The Kevin Spacey Edition Chevrolet Suburban.
Not just a special signature series edition, but also can be a marketing tie-in.

Scot Zediker:

I'm not skilled in the arts of Photoshop, so I'll simply suggest the Lamborghini Gallardo Justin Bieber Edition and see if anyone picks up the ball...


"Not quite enough star power" + "Nissan Cube" = there is only one obvious outcome. Enjoy some half-starved Photoshoppery.


2013 Rob Ford Fiesta

"The party never stops"


The only car to get a "William H. Macy Signature Series" is the Oldsmobile Cutlass Cierra:

Maybe GM can bring back Olds just to do a special edition Ciera one last time. But keep throwing them out there. We could do the Jalopnik Signature Series Citroen C4 Cactus.

Top photo: Chrysler

Also, special honorary COTD shoutout to Andy Sheehan.

If Automakers Still Made Celebrity Endorsed 'Signature Series' Cars

Who remembers the Jack Nicklaus Signature Series Lincoln Town Car? Or maybe the Oleg Cassini AMC Matador? They're both members of the elite club of Signature Series cars — cars tailor-made to the exacting ideals of certain exceptional individuals. And I have some ideas.

I should clarify: I have some terrible ideas. There's something about this strangely personal class of car that makes me want to see some really perverse match-ups. I mean, Jack Nicklaus I guess made sense for the golf-watching geriatric Town Car buying crowd, but Oleg Cassini always struck me as odd. Which got me thinking. I wonder what the most wrong Signature Series vehicles might be?


I came up with five proposed new Signature Series vehicles, and I'm trying for that special mix of not-quite-enough star power, just the right vehicle to be the right level of wrong. It's tricky, but I think I have some that could work.

Anyway, to automakers and celebrities — feel free to start negotiations immediately.

Oliver Platt Signature Series Veloster: Non-Turbo engine (but grille from Turbo), special corduroy upholstery, signature decals on dash and tailgate.

Dianne Weist Signature Series Wrangler: Full off-road prepped with skid plates, reinforced suspension parts, and aggressive tires. "Go Weist" decals on hood and embroidered in neoprene seat covers. Also includes Diane Weist-autographed hunting knife in special dash holder.

Malcom Gladwell Signature Series Cube: Signature decals on dash and rear bumper; also includes every Malcom Gladwell audiobook on special USB flash drive hard-wired into the audio system.

William H. Macy Signature Series Raptor: Includes William H Macy custom door graphics, improved intake manifold to bring 6.2L V8 to 625 HP, and denim seat inserts. Full DVD Bill Macy Filmography included in specially-designed steel toolbox in truck bed.

Marina_Abramović Signature Series ForTwo: Interior upholstery includes fragments of dresses worn during The Artist Is Present performances, speedometer graphic includes image of Abromovic staring at driver.