In all the talk of the zombie apocalypse, there's been little discussion of how the undead are going to provide music for their election rallies and beachfront luaus. We can't be sure since we hardly know anything about it, but the Chevrolet Spark prepared by Enemy to Fashion for SEMA could be the answer.
Completely reskineed, re-interiored and barred up and braced for collisions, the "modern tactical vehicle" at first looks all Def-Con 5. The company's press release says it has "paid as much attention to the tactical experience as it has to the design aesthetic," but look a little closer and you'll see the roof is home to a lot of less-than-tactical speakers. We're going to guess it's so the last living DJ can ply his trade without getting eaten, but we'll know more when we see it at SEMA this week.
In the meantime there's a press release below and a whole lotta high-res shots above.
Enemy To Fashion imagines what Chevy Spark would look like as an army vehicle
ONE-OF-A-KIND CHEVROLET SPARK TO BE UNVEILED AT SEMA SHOW 2012
Project car gets Enemy To Fashion brand makeover as modern tactical vehicle with vintage military styling.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 25th, 2012) -- The Chevrolet Spark is getting a one-of-a-kind Enemy To Fashion makeover that will be revealed October 30th at SEMA Show 2012 in Las Vegas. Taking inspiration from vintage Army surplus colors and materials, Enemy To Fashion (enemy2fashion.com) is literally re-skinning the exterior and the interior of the Spark with a modern take on a classic rugged look.
"It screams post-apocalyptic Cannonball Run," said Weapon Collective Creative Director Caleb Clark, who started the Enemy To Fashion brand in 2005. "It's not what you would expect to see from a Chevy Spark, but the car really wears it well."
While the look may be jaw-dropping, what really sets this project car apart is the functionality that is integrated into the design and materials. Utilizing vintage, battle-used Army surplus materials and military-grade technical fabrics to reconstruct the inside of the Spark, Enemy To Fashion has paid as much attention to the tactical experience as it has to the design aesthetic.
The end result is a Chevy Spark that will feel right at home in an urban jungle or in the open terrain.
Specialty fabrication specialist Bill Rhine and team at RHINE BUILT are handling all custom fabrication, drawing upon their vast experience in vintage race car preparation and concours quality restorations.
Project partners and suppliers include:
Rhine Built - rhinebuilt.com
Kicker Audio - kicker.com
3M - mmm.com
Falken Tires - falkentire.com
Fifteen52 Wheels - fifteen52.us
Recaro Seats - Recaro.com
Rigid Industries - rigidindustries.com
Venom High Performance - venom-performance.com
INJEN Performance - injen.com
Rhino Racks - rhinorack.com
Duplicolor – duplicolor.com
Supertrapp - supertrapp.com
The Enemy To Fashion edition Chevrolet Spark will be showcased in the 2012 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Oct. 30 – Nov. 2.
Limited Edition Shirt
We have also created a limited edition (50 Pieces) Tshirt to launch our project... We commissioned artist Nathan Cabrera to create a vintage hot rod inspired graphic that resides on the front of a classic black and white raglan shirt. Each shirt features a hand numbered patch made of vintage military fabric. Shirts are $30.00 ea. and are available at our online store.
About Enemy To Fashion
Enemy To Fashion ("E2F") is a timeless modern brand that was created in 2005 by Caleb Clark with a meager bank account, thousands of ideas and hundreds of years of fashion history. E2F roots itself in classic Americana, taking cues from our ancestors by using lasting, vintage fabrics tied together with modern accents to create an authentic style. Visit enemy2fashion.com.
About Caleb Clark
Caleb Clark has always had a career that spans fashion and motorsports, from design director of some of the hottest two-wheel magazines and trade shows to work as a creative director in NASCAR and Drifting. Noteworthy projects include partnering with Suzuki and urban apparel brand Lifted Research Group (LRG) to create a series of bikes and designing the limited-edition Ford Mustang RTR with Formula Drift World Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. Now Clark runs Weapon Collective, a boutique, experimental design agency that caters to select clientele across the automotive, racing, beverage and fashion industries. Visit weaponcollective.com.