Journal: Color Inspiration: Green

Color Inspiration: Green

By Petrolicious Productions
December 18, 2012
6 comments

Design and color have a large part to play in the history of the automotive world. Here, we’ve married the two things together for the purpose of showcasing their influences on automotive culture.

Some facts about green cars:

• According to a recent PPG Industries report, green doesn’t rank very high in car color popularity. Globally, 2% of cars are green.

• There has been a superstition among NASCAR drivers that having a green car is unlucky. Fear of green race cars is beginning to fade; however, mainly due to sponsors paying money to put whatever colors they want on the side of a race car.

Fact Sources: 1, 2

Photo Sources (clockwise from top left): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (by Jonathan Root), 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

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Jonathan Root
Jonathan Root

No 6

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

Thanks Jonathan. We’ll revise our credits and indicate each source more prominently.

Jonathan Root
Jonathan Root

Hi Becca,that my © Jonathan Root photograph of my ‘Apple Green’ Mangusta.Please link and credit http://www.jonathanroot.co.uk
kind regards Jonathan

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

The Lotus that Jim Clark was killed in was in the red and white of gold leaf cigarettes not green. Almost all british entered GP cars were entered in the fifties and sixties were ‘British Racing’ green and took multiple world titles. Drivers were killed in them too but probably statiistically no more than the red cars from Italy or the blue cars from France.

Daniel Lansell Kenny
Daniel Lansell Kenny

Hey guys, any chance you could post links to the images individually? They’re too good!

Becca Clason
Becca Clason

Hi Daniel!

At the bottom of the post, there is always a “Photo Sources” line. Are those the links you’re looking for?