Hopefully, everybody knows how this works by now – we’ve been doing it for four years: We give you a photo, you modify it using Photoshop or whatever you’re comfortable with, we print the best results in a future issue and put every entry online here at www.eurotuner.com.
Last month, we published in eurotuner Magazine the top entries from our twelfth Photochop Challenge, where we asked you to imagine how you’d modify the new VW Beetle. There was some incredible work on display, so this month we’d like you to tackle another Volkswagen – the new up!. It’s smaller than a Mini and with its 1.0-liter engine, it ain’t going anywhere fast. Like so many small VWs (Polo, Lupo), it’s probably not coming to America, but that shouldn’t stop us from imagining what could be done to the tiny hatchback.
We’ve provided a photo of the three-door model. VW built a load of concepts for what was originally a rear-engine, rear-wheel drive platform but the production version is conventional FWD. If you go to the News pages at www.eurotuner.com you’ll see a taxi version, beach buggy, roadster, microbus, etc.
We’d like to see what you’d do with the up!. A sporty GTI version would be fun, or perhaps a WRC car, pickup or coupe? It’s entirely up to you; provided you use the supplied photo as the basis, you can do whatever you want to the car and background. You can either scan the photo from the magazine or download it here at www.eurotuner.com.
Because we like to reward effort, we’re happy that Ken Block from DC Shoes will again kindly donate another pair of his stylish Pro Spec 1.0 competition driving shoes to the best effort.
They cost around $200 in stores or online (www.dcshoes.com), but we’ll donate a pair to the photochop entry selected as the most creative and best executed.
The FIA-approved Pro Spec comes in Royal blue and was developed for use by professional drivers like Ken; co-founder of the premier skate shoe company, Ford WRC driver and star of the legendary Gymkhana videos.
You’ve got plenty of time: send your entries to us by 7/16/12. That gives you about nine weeks after this issue goes on sale.
Email your images(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org but please ensure they’re a minimum of 500Kb at 300dpi, or we won’t be able to print them in the magazine. However, they shouldn’t be more than 2Mb files either. If they exceed this limit, please copy them to a CD and mail it to us at Photochop, eurotuner magazine, 831 South Douglas St, El Segundo, CA 90245.
We require your name, city and shoe size. We also need a list of the mods you’ve carried out – this is important if you win!
When emailing, please put your name as the subject of the email (ie, Andrew Thorn up! Photochop) and do the same for the name of your jpeg image (ie, andrewthornUP1.jpg).
Remember, the Photochop Challenge is just for fun, so there are none of the usual competition rules. You can be a professional or amateur, you can use pen and paper if you prefer, and can enter more than once.
All entries will appear at www.eurotuner.com, with our favorites being printed in a future issue. However, your entry will be taken as permission to reproduce your artwork in the magazine, online and in other media. So have a go and we look forward to seeing your artwork.