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Cars or Art

Artistry is not only limited to music, paintings and sculptures. Vehicle owners have ventured into the art business. They do this by modify their cars to express who they are. They are those who have done great modifications and then there are those who have done crazy modifications.

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  1. Mustang Pool Table

Giving alternate meaning to the phrase “don’t lean on the car,” this replica of a 1965 Mustang was designed specifically to be a pool table. Although the front and rear are reproduced to scale, the middle is shorter, to accommodate the regulation length of a pool table.  With working headlights, chrome accents, and official Ford licensing, this table is the perfect collector’s piece for anyone with $15,000 lying around.

  1. Xbox Kit

For serious gamers on the go, this modification kit turns the inside of any car into the inside of any basement. Complete with controllers, green LEDs, and an in-dash replica Xbox 360, this modification kit is a tribute to all things Xbox. While this car is completely safe to drive, motorists should still hope to avoid the “red ring of death.”

Sourced from: http://www.ebay.com/motors/blog/crazy-cars/

Car owners do modifications to get a unique look. As much as they own the cars, they do not own the roads and therefore there are certain modifications guidelines and standards that they should comply with.

Safety first

Staying safe and legal is extremely important when modifying your car. It is essential to remember that too many modifications can affect the road handling of your car. It could also put you on the wrong side of the law and perhaps your insurance company.

In-car entertainment

Over the last few years there has been a huge increase in the amount of in-car entertainment devices that have become available for the motorist.

However, it’s important to remember that as technology improves, the driver of the car still has the most important job to do – and that means they must not get distracted by in-car entertainment, such as watching a TV screen in the rear-view mirror, or rummaging around with an MP3 player. Moving images within view of the driver are illegal whilst driving.

Sourced from: http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/modified-cars-what-you-need-to-know

It can be easily assumed that ‘Pimping rides’ is an American thing but actually there are millions of car modification enthusiasts and they own the culture. It is note a strange thing to see modified vehicles in Malaysia.

I mentioned last year how Malaysian enthusiasts are hampered by some of the most ludicrous taxes on the planet when it comes to buying cars. By making those models that we all love and lust over typically double – or in some cases even triple the price of what us ‘lucky’ folks in Japan or the US may pay, the government tries to keep most of the business for the domestic makes. It’s an interesting way of doing things, which has resulted in creating a rather homogenous carscape peppered by the oddball import that only the wealthy could ever consider owning.

And if they can’t, they’ll create it, customize it, and modify it until it’s exactly what they initially envisioned in their heads.

Sourced from: http://www.speedhunters.com/2015/06/art-of-speed-2015/