Check out those white-wall tires. Behold the painted-on wood paneling. Behold it. This, dear reader, is what you would call “art”. Well, you would, if it were – in fact – art. You would also think this would be some individual’s little after-market project. Believe it or not, it isn’t. This variant was spawned from Chevrolet UK itself and, according to the presser, the reason for this piece of work is to “celebrate the brand’s American heritage and connection to youth culture.” We can’t point our finger at the inspiration, but it could be that the marketing department watched National Lampoon’s Family Vacation one too many times.
The Spark Woody Wagon is just the latest installment in the line of special edition Spark models that have slowly been emerging since German fashion designer Smeilinener unveiled his interpretation of a good paint job last October, along with the turbocharged WTCC version that was unveiled in June.
This car does not pay much homage to old-school American wood-paneled cars, but instead seems to pay more respect to those who enjoy the occasional game of “Beaver Whack.” For those missing out on this amazing road game, we’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s just like “Yellow Car” or “Slug Bug”, except with wood-paneled vehicles. All we ask is that the Brits keep their cheeky art styles away from the likes of the Chevy Corvette or Camaro. Hopefully, the British Touring Car edition of the Spark will be more respectable upon its unveiling later this month. This one, however, will be designed by Ian Cook – a 27-year-old British artist.