HiQ Employee Brings Cartoon Hero to Life
HiQ reports that one of its employees has become animated about Cars. Stuart Harris, who works at the fast fitter’s West End centre in Bodmin, is said to have become the talk of the town after transforming his treasured car into an iconic children's cartoon hero. Harris has brought hotshot rookie racing car Lightning McQueen from the Disney/Pixar film to life, following an imaginative redesign of his prized Subaru Impreza.
The 20 year-old has spent the last three months mimicking the red toy car design and has even emblazoned the lightning bolt on the side of the car and the Rust-eze sponsorship logo on the bonnet. HiQ says that local residents and passers-by are already stopping the proud owner in the streets, and Harris believes there is no vehicle like this in the whole of the UK – apart from those existing in toy and dvd form, at any rate.
“I never thought that my car would generate so much public interest. I am constantly getting stopped for people to take photos and driving around has certainly got me noticed,” said Harris. “Originally I just wanted to create something different that would stand out against other Subaru graphic print designs. I never imagined that I would get a response like this; even kids stop me to have photos taken with their iconic toy car character. It’s been great.”
Justin Roberton, centre owner of HiQ Bodmin, added: “It has been a great project for Stuart to work on. As he completes most of the work on the car here at the garage, it has attracted attention from our customers and passers by. It is definitely something worth talking about.”