The Fiat and Chrysler merger has produced some “interesting” vehicles. Remember the “special” Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8s that were gifted to Massa and Alonso?
Now as if the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 x Alonso & Massa edition wasn’t hideous enough, there is a “special” Jeep Wrangler. Have you seen it yet? Here are some photos (via autoblog):
Unlike autoblog, I have some different ideas about this particular Jeep Wrangler. Perhaps Fiat has decided to pay homage to a former driver? A seven time world champion ex-Ferrari driver that is… Remember, dragons are totally Schumi Style. 😉
I mean seriously, this Jeep just screams Schumi with the dragons all over it. Open the hood, and there will be a dragon staring you (or Schumi) in the face.
There are even Chinese characters for ‘dragon’ on the hubcaps and door. It might as well say SCHUMACHER. Can you just see Schumi’s smile of happiness as he climbs into the vehicle? I sure can…
What do you think about this Jeep Wrangler? Love it? Hate it? I say it’s perfect for Schumi. 😛
Those that read this blog are already aware that one of my “favorite” topics are the ugly sunglasses. Though I did not declare a winner in 2010, we do know who the repeat offenders are, don’t we? 🙂
I have also noticed an alarming number of ugly sunglasses whilst watching the Tour de France (TdF). It seems that the Ugly Sunglasses of Choice for F1 drivers and TdF cyclists is OAKLEY. I thought about it for a little while and it occurred to me that the F1 boys and TdF boys need to have a battle… for the ugliest sunglasses.
Yes that’s right. I have assembled photos for your viewing “pleasure.” Only photos from the 2011 season count. If I have missed a particularly horrendous photo, please drop me a line via twitter, email, or comment. Though I am not fond of them, I am excluding the yellow shades from “The Yellow Shades Project” because I don’t think it’s appropriate. This will be a picture heavy post… you’ve been warned. 😉
Since this is a F1 blog, let’s start with our beloved F1 boys:
Now it’s time for the Tour de France boys. Sadly, I don’t know all of the cyclists’ names since I am not really into cycling. Please enlighten me if you happen to know:
The Schlecks seem enamored with Oakleys with clear lenses…
World champion Thor Hushovd has an arsenal of ugly sunglasses:
Oh. My. Eyes. They hurt. Do yours?
So what do you think? Compared to the cyclists… the F1 boys aren’t so bad, right? No matter who wins the Tour de France… they have already beaten the very best F1 drivers in one thing: The Ugly Sunglasses Battle.
Did you know that Oakley sunglasses are customizable? The lens and frames colorways can be chosen by the customer. For example, this combination is possible: top half neon green, bottom half (left side) white, bottom half (right side) black.
That is probably one reason why there are some seriously ugly Oakley sunglasses worn in the F1 and TdF world. Remember: just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!
If you are going to customize a pair of Oakley sunglasses, please use these photos as examples of what not to do. 😉
P.S. Photo credit: TdF photos were from cyclingtipsblog.com
Is Michael Schumacher your style icon? If so, you can be like him with just a few key items! First you will need an ugly pair of Oakley sunglasses. The more obnoxious the color combination, the better! Remember, the frame color and lens color must clash! This is essential to looking like a REAL F1 driver.
Next, you’ll need a statement necklace. Stick to one or two of them, so these necklaces will become your TRADEMARK, just like Schumi. Remember, Schumi’s top pics: an elaborate cross or this tooth/claw thingy.
Although it wasn’t highlighted in the photo, it is absolutely necessary wear a tight t shirt, preferably a v-neck. On dressier days a collared shirt is acceptable but it must show some Schumi influence (think urban cowboy).
To capture the kingly essence of Schumi, you must incorporate dragons into your look. This is very important, it is a Schumi TM. He is the King of F1 and it has to be shown symbolically, hence his love of the dragon image. It can be anywhere… from a tattoo, embroideries on jeans, earrings, etc.. It doesn’t really matter what you choose, a dragon has to be there SOMEWHERE. This time Schumi has chosen a dragon buckle belt. Very East meets West I’d say.
Your Schumi look may be completed with the obligatory man bag (not shown here). Schumi has the dough to buy ones in luxurious skins, but leather will suit most people. For the vegans out there, there are nice leather substitutes which look quite realistic these days.
P.S. The lining of Schumi’s jacket looks awfully familiar. I dare say it may be the same brand as this t shirt he wore last year.
Last year, Rosberg’s beige loafers became a bit ahem… infamous. Like any guy who cares about his appearance, Roseberg does have alternatives to his beloved beige loafers. Interestingly enough, Schumacher was seen in Malaysia with a similar pair of shoes. So the question is… do you prefer Rosberg’s shoes. Or perhaps the King? 😉
Michael Schumacher seems to have an extraordinary love for dragons. I believe he had dragons on his race shoes last year as well. Anyway, our dear Schumi has been photographed in Jerez wearing this red puffer jacket. Please note the red dragon embroidery as well as the Chinese character for “power” near the dragon’s foot. By the way… I find it interesting that the dragon on Schumi’s jacket only has four claws (or talons?). For those who don’t know, historically only imperial dragons worn by the emperor can have five claws. Just saying… 😉
Oh and if you fancy a puffer jacket like this one… I’m not sure where you’d be able to snag one. The overly shiny fabric reminds me of Moncler, but I don’t think they usually do embroideries like this. I could be wrong though, because Moncler is not very common here where I live (it’s not that cold here…).
For those feeling a little nostalgic, here’s an old live performance of “Puff the Magic Dragon”
It’s a fearsomely close battle this season! There are just so many pairs of ugly sunglasses to blow everyone’s minds. Don’t worry, I have been diligently compiling photos all throughout the season. Here are the top competitors for this championship as seen in Monza:
As mentioned in my previous post, we have the notorious Michael Schumacher:
Despite loving his Lotus team sunglasses on his twitter account, Kovalainen’s sunglasses are quite loud and yucky:
@H_Kovalainen Many people saying it’s gonna be sunny; no problem i’ve got my green/yellow shades with me as well!
There are only a few more races to before we find out!
Oh dear… it seems like the King of Bad Fashion does not read this blog. Well, why would he anyway? The King doesn’t care about such inconsequential matters (such as this blog) after all.
But maybe he should! His comic art t-shirt was not well received in Hungary and it is not growing on me at all. Seeing this shirt again reminds us all that Michael Schumacher’s reign is far from over. 😉
Schumacher was also unwilling to back down from the Ugly Sunglasses World Championship (USWC). He really brought his all to the fight in Monza as these heinous shades prove~
Who will get the 2010 USWC? Kovalainen, Kubica, Schumacher, or Vettel? It’s a four way fight!