Seen on a Mini Cooper in New York City, the diamond monogram was sleek. Pretty cute, pretty snazzy. Probably only in NYC? I've not ever seen a monogrammed car. Yet the trend for personalization rather than mass consumerism is real and seems a bit more sophisticated than the art cars.
The shell art car, at right, was spotted in NYC, too, on Fifth Avenue. I'd not ever paid attention to art cars until we lived in Houston and the Houston Art Car Parade was a very creative event. This year's Art Car Parade will be May 8, in Houston.
In Santa Fe bumper stickers are the epitome of personalization. This place must have more bumper stickers per capita than any other city. In New Mexico old trucks and cars are parked as yard ornaments after they can no longer be driven, and there are more old cars and trucks on the roads. Lowriders are the gussied up cars.