Ian Cook, the artist behind Pop Bang Colour uses the unusual method of painting to create art for motoring manufacturers and fans, and his growing reputation has led to the commission from Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet Spark city car was designed to look like a life-size remote controlled car in honour of the 27-year old West Midlands artist at the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Cook designed the paint work to reflect other historical art cars as well as Chevrolet’s racing car liveries. The car, labelled the Chevrolet SpART, is Cook’s 12th artwork for the manufacturer after previously using remote control cars to draw images such as a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro.
The Chevrolet Spark, released earlier this year, is the first of a number of new cars from the US manufacturer, whose UK line-up will eventually include the Cruze, Aveo and Camaro muscle car.
Chevrolet has pushed the ‘art’ style of the Spark since its launch, with a number of Spark art cars released. These include a ‘Woody Wagon’ styled to resemble a 1950s beach car, a fully working DJ car and one-off WTCC car.
Owners of the Chevrolet Spark can purchase body graphics – described as graffiti-style ‘tags’ by Chevrolet – to customise the appearance of the city car.
The Spark is more aggressively styled than the traditional ‘cute’ look featured on many small city cars. Prices for the Spark start from £6,890 and all models come with Chevrolet’s new five year warranty which includes five years free servicing and roadside assistance.