Project Posca #1

Earlier this year I was browsing the work of the amazing and talented Jake Von Slatt1. Now, while I can only dream of owning and tinkering on a car like his Mercedes “Gazelle” Kit Car, it did get me to thinking.  I was rather interested in the idea of having my very own ‘project’ car to work on. After much thought and searching and deliberation, I decided to begin searching for a classic VW Beetle.

Many hours searching online, a trip to Sydney with a mate, a week or three of waiting and further looking, and a trip to Tamworth with the same mate later, and I became the proud owner of a 1970 VW Beetle.

And before you say anything, yes I know it is bright orange.  Very bright in fact.  It is a pearlescent orange so it is very distinct.  What can I say, I like to make a statement.

Anyway, as many of you probably know, Bugs just simply must have a name.  To me this one looked decidedly masculine, so I wanted a male name.  I wanted something different though, and perhaps something that related to the colour.  To that end, I bounced some ideas around with some friends for a week or so and eventually a good friend of mine (who also happens to be a Beetle owner and lover) suggested “Posca”.  I asked her why that name and she said it was a type of marker pen and she was sure that they made a colour just like my Bug.

Some Googling then commenced and sure enough Uni have a line of marker pens called Posca2.  Not only that, but their fluorescent orange marker is indeed a very similar colour to my Bug.

Having found that out, I was intrigued.  The more I thought about it the more I realised that the name was growing on me.  Posca seemed to me to be rather a good and fitting name for my Bug.  So “Posca” it is.

Ladies and gentlemen, Project Posca is born…..

  1. Jake is the mastermind behind The Steampunk Workshop. []
  2. You can see more of their pen products here. []

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