Smart body kits: the smorsche, smerrari, smorvette, smaudi and smamborghini
Got yourself a Smart and the fuel bills and environmental conscience under control, but yearning for something a bit edgier and more reflective of your high-testosterone self image? Here’s just the ticket! Some of the nicest work we’ve seen in a long time are these inspired Body Kits for Mercedes’ miserly smart. That’s the smaudi AWD at top left, and clockwise, the smorsche Targa, smorvette and smerrari. There’s also a smamborghini and a smorsche 911 in the image gallery.
These pics are part of a joke email doing the rounds of recent times, and although some remarkable Photoshop work has been done and deserves credit, we’ve been unable to find the source. So if anyone can lay claim to creating these piccies, we’d be more than pleased to link to their site, eulogize their talents and perhaps even give them the occasional spot of work.
If you enjoyed these images, make sure you check out the Carnocchio Series at Worth1000 where you can see similar Photoshop magic and in many cases the original image the artist began with. Beware - this is quite a humbling experience if you figure yourself a dab hand at driving Photoshop. Thanks to reader J Bar for the tip.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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