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RYGAR Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
"The Unethical"

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Hey Spec Miata racers,
I'm posting these pictures for "Mighty" Mike Niemann. This is his "Spec Sharpie" Car. He said it he worked on it for about 22 days and approx. $100 in Sharpies.

Mike, it's looks AWESOME. [thumbsup]

(edited to say he worked on it for 22 days, not hours-- sorry)
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[ 02-10-2010, 12:50 PM: Message edited by: RYGAR ]

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Ryan G. #29
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Sean Allen Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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spray a clear coat on it ASAP!

Mitch Reading Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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That is wild!

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Careful the clear coat doesn't dissolve the Sharpie ink.

BTW, that is way cool.

Ralliboy Verified Driver
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I'd send pictures to Sharpie and get a sponsorship.

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Damn, you could have hits on all corners and nobody could tell. Beat it out with a BFH and Sharpie it, and you are good to go. Even tire swirls would work.

Brian Linn Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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That is one of the coolest cars that I've seen and I'm amazed that it only took 22 hours of doodling.

Now if you get tatoo's to match, that would be really cool.

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Mike Colangelo Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Nice!

I nominate it as the "Spec Miata Art Car of 2010"

Muda Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Great!!! I want one.

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Mighty Mike Made Donation to Website
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Thank You for all the kind remarks.


Michael Niemann
Team MiataKa Racing

Todd Lamb Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
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That is SHARP! They make purple markers you know....just sayin.

T&S is going to have a field day with the class letters.

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Randy Cox
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Absoluty aswesome!! Great to see something other than the one color. Great job.

Danny Steyn Verified Driver
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Mike
absolutely a work of art - too nice to be raced - should be in a musuem! Respect!

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Dennis Bize Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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that looks AWESOME.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2030/1981235124_427bdc778a_o.jpg

just some inspiration^

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Dennis Bize Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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that looks AWESOME.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2030/1981235124_427bdc778a_o.jpg

just some inspiration^
saw this thing driving around Miami a couple of months ago

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Sean Allen Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Hey Mike,

Whose car is that? You switch to 92?

Mighty Mike Made Donation to Website
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I bought it right here off the forum about 2 months ago from a local racer. I still have the #42. The garage is full now.


Michael Niemann
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Johnny D Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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quote:
Originally posted by Sean Allen:
Hey Mike,

Whose car is that? You switch to 92?

Barry Hartzel Has the # in group 7 SFR, But Mikes for group 5

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Mike

Nice job. I love it !!!! that is COOL !

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Gatoratty Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Reminds me of the BMW art cars of years gone by! Would look great in the entrance to Mazda HQ!

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Paul McLester

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quote:
Originally posted by Gatoratty:
Reminds me of the BMW art cars of years gone by! Would look great in the entrance to Mazda HQ!

http://www.motortrend.com/auto_news/112_news060911_bmw_art_car_tour/photo_02.html

Gatoratty Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Some other examples:
http://artcar.blogspot.com/2009/08/bmw-sharpie-art-car-2001-bmw-330ci-work.html

http://www.automotto.org/entry/another-bmw-330ci-sharpie-art-car-shows-up/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vodcars/1980507385/

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Paul McLester

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Wow, Mike. Truly artistic.

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hi mike,you are a true artist, this car you did looks so kool!i cant ever thank you enough for the panitings you did of my car!you are a good friend,kim

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Viet-Tam Luu
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That is freaking awesome, Mike. Nice job!

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Kim Ouye Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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I dunno Mike...I look at it and all I see is a big "HIT ME" sign...

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Zack Steinkamp Verified Driver
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I think it's gorgeous. And it will likely serve to momentarily confuse predators ala zebra stripes.

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do you have a helmet and suit to match?

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RYGAR Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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I agree with Ralliboy Mike, you should definitely send these to the folks at Sharpie-- they'd love it!! Maybe they'll post them on their website. My co-workers all love the car too. so cool!

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Awesome job, what did you have to do with prep to the car before using the Sharpies.

Pat Slattery

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Pat I used wax and grease remover and kinda just went for it. The ink went on better in some areas than others. I needed to go over some areas two and three times.

I just want to say Thanks again to everyone for all the really kind remarks. They mean alot to me.


Michael Niemann
Team MiataKa Racing

cpdenis
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Mike, really nice

Brian Benthin Verified Driver
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Speaking as an art director...AMAZING job!

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Brian

Shawn Slattery
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Did you by chance eat some funny looking mushrooms or little pieces of paper before doing this? haha
Thats great Mike, nice work.

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WOW [thumbsup] [thumbsup] [thumbsup] [thumbsup]

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Michael53
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Finally! Something on this website even my wife thought was cool and worth coming to see! Hats off to you Mike! Have a great 2010 season!


ps - can I send you my white helmet?

Dave Bingle
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Neimann the artist .. awesome .. see ya soon!

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Steven E.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ralliboy:
I'd send pictures to Sharpie and get a sponsorship.

Or maybe you could get in on some this car's photo shoots [Smile]
http://www.lamborghinimiami.com/sharpie_car.htm

Good luck, it looks cool.

Gatoratty Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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I sent the link to Sharpie for Mike. So far no answer....

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Paul McLester

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Very cool!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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Mike,
That is just AWESOME, now lets talk about the twisted mind who can cover a miata with doodles without any repeats......

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Tony Senese
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Clean RaceGirl
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Awesome! Me thinks you need to race it...just not at THill. Wouldn't look good with barrel on the side! [Wink]

The 42 looked fantastic this weekend, nice driving in horrible conditions!!

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Dave McAnaney Verified Driver
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Nice job Mike!

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Dave McAnaney
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