Unlike other auto shows in the world, the SEMA auto show is one of the few that celebrates the art of car customizations and fine tuning. This year’s event has so far lived up to the hype with a number of specially-customized vehicles taking center stage.

Then again, SEMA wouldn’t be complete with some rather amusing cars that catch everyone’s attention for reasons that have nothing to do with vehicle itself. This year, a late 80’s Chevy Impala/Caprice was on display and it had a very unlikely - yet extremely amusing– paintjob: SpongeBob Squarepants and friends. The whole depiction of SpongeBob and gang was really intricately done and what’s even better is the fact that pretty the much the whole cast of characters could be found in the Caprice. Too match the SpongeBob’s yellow skin, the Caprice’s hardtop roof, as well as the front grilles, the linings on the front and rear of the bumper, and the wheels were all given the yellow treatment.

You can just imagine taking your kid in school with this car. You’ll become all
of his friends’ hero.

Photos courtesy of Frank Filipponio


Source: Autoblog

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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  (463) posted on 08.10.2011

haha. It seems that the fascination of the owner with spongebob has been into extreme since he chooses spongebob to be the wallpaper of his ride!

  (466) posted on 08.10.2011

The car look so vintage and most probably an old folks are the owner of the car..And I think he really enjoyed watching a kiddy show! No wonder just look at the car!hehe

  (692) posted on 06.14.2011

They really made an effort to paint this car. At first, I though it was a sticker, I think this is the real pimped my ride! I bet this car was head turner on this event.

  (474) posted on 06.14.2011

haha. It seems that the popularity of this kid’s show will stepped as well in the most prestigious car event- SEMA. I wonder if older folks will enjoyed this cartoon character?

  (1) posted on 01.21.2011

I would like to apologize for this monstrosity. I painted this car and did not expect it to make it to sema as a feature vehicle and yes I have taken my kids to school in this car with an awesome reaction.

  (534) posted on 02.21.2010

my friend should really see this, spongebob is his favorite cartoon character.

  (570) posted on 02.1.2010

This surely is popular to kids or something. I do like spongebob and I have a ow or so in my car that is like patrick and spongebob but this one, this is totally off the hook. Although I doubt it if the owner can pick up some ladies with it but it surely is a head turner.

  (708) posted on 01.28.2010

this is what we call PIMPED! I really love the design. It’s really cute! And we should pay tribute to their group who’ve made this.

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