Paint Scheme Grades-May 15, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Bos Klein/RCA Throwback Chevy Camaro-I liked the RCA Ford back in the day, and this is a very faithful replica. A

Austin Dilon #3 Bass Pro Shops Throwback Chevy Camaro-This is a really good and faithful throwback, and I really like the throwback logos. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Throwback Ford Mustang-I liked the white version of the Goodwrench scheme, and this is pretty faithful. I will say the black and silver one was better though. A

Ryan Newman #6 Kohler Generators Throwback Ford Mustang-This is kinda odd looking, especially since I wasn’t able to find an image of the car itself. Still, it isn’t bad, so I’ll give it a B.

Corey LaJoie #7 Zerex Chevy Camaro-This might be the most faithful throwback I have ever seen! I loved the old Zerex scheme, and this is a great look. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Quartz Hill Records Throwback Chevy Camaro-Pink and yellow isn’t the best combination,but this is a pretty decent throwback, so I give this an A.

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Throwback Ford Mustang-I’m going to knock this one down because I hated the original. I loved the classic black Winn-Dixie scheme, but the flames one is awful. Still, it’s a faithful throwback, so I’ll give it a B.

Ryan Blaney #12 Advance Auto Parts Throwback Ford Mustang-This was a mediocre scheme to begin with, but the dimensions here just look odd. But it is faithful, so I’ll give it a B.

Chase Briscoe #14 Highpoint Throwback Ford Mustang-A.J. had some great schemes in NASCAR, and this is one of them. This is a great look, and it gets an A.

James Davison #15 HOPEGIVERS Throwback Chevy Camaro-This was an awesome scheme back in the day. Silver and red work well when done right. This is also a faithful throwback, so this gets an A.

Bubba Wallace #23 Root Insurance Throwback Toyota Camry-You can’t go wrong with a Wendell Scott throwback, and this is another example. I also like the throwback Dr. Pepper and McDonald’s logos. A

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Throwback Ford Mustang-Often imitated, the Bill Elliott Coors scheme is a great one, and this might be the best and most faithful one yet. A

Anthony Alfredo #38 We Care/Fr8 Auctions Throwback Ford Mustang-I never got to see the Hardee’s scheme on track, but it was original. This is an awesome and faithful throwback, and it gets an A.

Ross Chastain #42 McDonald’s Throwback Chevy Camaro-The fact that the white square is missing takes away from the scheme as a whole. It isn’t as faithful, and, as such, will get an A-.

Erik Jones #43 STP Throwback Chevy Camaro-This is another contender for the most faithful throwback I’ve ever seen. Everything is perfect here, even that stupid yellow stripe. A

Cody Ware #51 Nurtec ODT Throwback Chevy Camaro-It’s a good attempt, but the incorrect and rather gaudy colors take away from what could have been an amazing throwback. This gets a B.

BJ McLeod #78 Parts Ford Mustang-It’s a solid scheme, is very faithful, and looks really good. A

Daniel Suarez #99 Camping World Throwback Toyota Camry-This is one that, while it looks good, I don’t get. It’s clearly inspired by 1969-1970’s designs, but if it is there to commemorate Camping World’s 55th anniversary, it should look like it is from 1966. It’s not bad, I just don’t get it, so I’ll give it a B.


Author: dgf2099

I'm just a normal guy who collects race-worn driver suits, helmets, sheet metal, and other race-worn items. I will use this blog to help collectors, and race fans alike understand the various aspects of driver suits and helmets, and commentate on paint schemes.

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