Rust Ain’t A Crime
Gradually I have learned to appreciate all types of cars and styles. I’m sure many of you can relate to what I’m talking about. I’ll be honest, before it was all about one make and model or a strict form of thinking towards a preference fixated in my head. Don’t get me wrong, the appreciation for everything else was there, but nothing like to the extent it is today. This scene has really evolved me into enjoying all aspects of being an enthusiast. The perfect example is that of Nicolaus Pro and his 1983 Volvo 242. Many people may not know Nick, but they have seen his vintage Volvo at some point. We chose the title “Rust Ain’t A Crime” because many times rust carries a stigma of old worthless junk. However, that’s not the case here, Nick turned his oxidized 242 into something fresh and revealingly unique.
Just look at it, you have to love the square beams and the Volvo crested grill on this model. It has its own voice talking back as it stares at you in sentiment of admiration. Now, when you add a set of Volvo 850 widened steelies (16×8.5 and 16×10) everything just comes together like a work of art. Nick knows exactly that, he has turned this rusted Volvo into an inspiration for everyone in this scene and there are certainly a few lessons to be learned here. First off, appreciate all makes and models regardless of your preconceived thoughts. Second, don’t underestimate the opportunities of a potential project regardless of its condition. If you enjoy what you drive and put the dedication to it, there will always be someone who would appreciate your work and style.
Photography by Nick Pro