Hmm... just gonna re-vitalize this old topic. Im all for the Crazy paint jobs and standing out, Hell if your driving a 20'+ foot rig you're gonna get some looks, and im not really talkning crazy in your face... just... Creative. This is not the route im gonna take when painting my bus tho, Conservative colours all the way.
Im not really sure how it is in other parts of the world but I get hassled all the time from various folks in the "Hood".
Vancouver is a very Snobby City, Beautiful... but snobby people. Im telling you, you gotta look around hard here for any vehicle that dates back to Pre 1992. Seems like everybody here has nice new shiny cars and Clothes and stuff, so you can imagine at how these people scoff at my lovely "White Primer" Pig when they see it in their rear-view.
Granted, I have gotten some good publicity and people that were down with my Cause... thinking that it's all cool to do a conversion... people dreaming that they had a bus, but generally it's strange looks and "why the hell would you wanna do that" Cause it's my hobby and it's a labour of love you Jack Ass!!
I get hassled by just people walking down the street... they don't even live there but believe that it is their duty to approach me and tell me I can't Park here... "well then where is the damn sign that says I can't" I am thinking... of course, there isn't one... it's just that people see me as some young hippie punk (I just look young) stepping outa my Hippie bus, but man... I do the same 9-5 and pay the same taxes as you Dude.
Sorry bout that guy's... just felt that I had to get that off my chest, I am sure that everybody has run into some sort of the same problem with their busses, but hey... stick with it and screw what other people think.
I think that my point was tho... that im just gonna go with Normal colours on my bus, I don't need any extra attention, since my main Idea with the Bus and whole "Bus thing" is to get away from the city and meet other "Like minded" people on the road, sharing experiences, seeing the sights and just having fun doing It all... isn't that what it's supposed to be all about??
Just my two bits (once again, sorry bout the rant)