Color Madness

I named this column “Unconventional Wisdom” for a specific reason. So often through the years, I have been involved in situations in which statements were made that were considered absolute by the speaker. “They never did that.” Or its inevitable twin, “They always did that.”

The topics that engender these absolutes can wildly vary, but one that comes up time and again is that of color. Since the first impression a motor vehicle makes on us is an aesthetic one — and in some cases Read More


  1. Totally agree that, except in certain unique circumstances, color changes to a contemporary shade are perfectly acceptable. One caveat, however. The repaint must be complete and correct. No one wants to see a red car with a green engine compartment and trunk. Do it right or stick with the original color.

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