|July 15, 2007 - A big change in the stripe design.|
I was grabbing a few parts before heading out to the shop to work on a car, and got distracted by the racer again. The shape of the stripes over the hardtop has been bothering me. They have too much of an arch shape. I've been trying to find the best way to bring them over the hardtop but to no avail. It always looked like a New Beetle.
So yesterday I decided to stick to the lower body. I tried to exaggerate the shapes of the car. I think this works much better, giving the car a longer, lower appearance and flowing better. I'm not sure how to deal with the hardtop yet. The Lancias would probably just leave it all white, but I want a bit of color on it. The current upper edge of the stripe on the bottom edge of the hardtop is awkward, and I'm thinking I should just leave it off the hardtop and A pillar completely. We'll see...