Thursday, October 18, 2012
Mighty white. Looking at the most popular car color of 2012
And you know, she was definitely on to something. PPG Industries, the folks who manufacture the paint that goes on most of the new cars out there, announced that for the second year in-a-row, white was the most popular choice. That’s not a big surprise. For a daily driver, white is a pretty good pick. It’s easy to take care of, doesn’t show many scratches, and looks pretty clean, even when it’s not. I’ve had a few white cars along the way, and they were always a pleasure to maintain.
But then I started looking through my car show pictures from this year, and I can see that some of my favorite cars are white. Heck, every Corvette built in 1953 was white. ’55 Chevy Cameo Carrier trucks were white too. And there’s a good reason for that. It made those vehicles look upscale, “dreamy,” and just plain luxurious.
There’s right around 500 pictures of white cars that I was able to come up with before my “right click-save” finger got tired. They are all pictures that I personally shot this year at various car shows, museums, and events. And I could have easily quadrupled this album if I had that much endurance. Check them out below, or click this link for an even better version of the slideshow.