Amsterdam Photographer Pimps Random Rides with Cardboard
One good-hearted vandal is taking Xzibit’s “Pimp My Ride” antics to a whole new level—and this level is made entirely of cardboard.
Max Siedentopf, a photographer by trade, has taken up a new pastime, and it involves using cardboard and masking tape to upgrade cars throughout Amsterdam. Siedentopf takes to the streets at night, turning ordinary cars into extraordinary masterpieces—kind of. He cuts his cardboard pieces to give everyday cars the type of aftermarket parts you have to pay out the wazoo for, including wings, vents, spoilers, side skirts, grilles, and new headlight surrounds.
Siedentopf’s reasons for pimping out ordinary vehicles with cardboard were simple: he had already pimped out his own banana skateboard and zebra bicycle, so he figured he would pay it forward. “I tried to think of a way to make the most ordinary cars for just a few euros into their own supercar,” he said.
He would prepare the cardboard cutouts for each target the night before he would attach them, leaving his house at 4:30 am to guerrilla attack unsuspecting cars. Each masterpiece took under 10 minutes, which allowed him to attach the cardboard pieces, snap a picture of them, and escape before irate car owners could catch him. It’s for this slapdash approach that the project was named “Slapdash Supercars.”
The photographer has captured nine cars in total.
News Source: Wired
Photos via Max Siedentopf
- Caitlin MoranEditor
A born-and-raised Jersey girl, Caitlin Moran has somehow found herself settled in Edinburgh, Scotland. When she’s not spending her days trying to remember which side of the road to drive on, Caitlin enjoys getting down and nerdy with English. She continues to combine her love of writing with her love of cars for The News Wheel, while also learning more about the European car market—including the fact that the Seat brand is pronounced “se-at” not “seat” as you might think. See more articles by Caitlin.