Jan 23, 2012 update to the Lincoln Mark VII project car

Painting the Lincoln at the Rolex

Perego wanted the whole car to have the same base coat, so we applied black primer to the bare and mismatched areas—like our new Mustang hood.
Local artist Perego came by our shop to test how his paints contrast and stick to the shoddy bodywork on our Lincoln Mark VII project car.

Just get yourself in the door, wander to our tent in the infield, and prepare to get a little paint on ya.

We’ve been wanting a new theme for our crapcan racer, but let’s face it: We’re all better behind a wrench than a paintbrush unless it’s of the rolling variety. So we commissioned local artist Perego to put on a show for us at the Rolex 24 at Daytona this year. It’s the 50th anniversary of the race, so why not go big?

Perego does both fine art murals and paintings as well as performance art.

Outside of some general cues like, “It should have something to do with Detroit,” Perego has more or less free reign on the design. He likes to be taken seriously for his work; we get the feeling he’ll do something a bit more detailed that in part pays homage to Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry series of murals, but with plenty of his live show flair. Rumor has it he’ll get the audience involved in the process, too.

His performance will be Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the GRM tent, and you don’t need special tickets to see it. Just get yourself in the door, wander to our tent in the infield, and prepare to get a little paint on ya.

Here’s a quick video of what Perego was doing for last year’s Rolex-


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