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Jeff Gordon's new primary paint scheme for 2009

Posted on: October 2, 2008 11:09 am
Edited on: October 2, 2008 11:10 am
 

For just the third time in his career, Jeff Gordon will be sporting a new primary paint scheme. He started his career with the "Rainbow Warrior" scheme before transitioning to the current "Fire and Flames" scheme.

The 2009 design has been dubbed "Firestorm". What do you think of the new design? I like his current scheme better. It seems every car is heavy on black in their scheme nowadays. Pretty soon there will be just a bunch of black cars running around out there.

Anyway, here are some pictures of the new car courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports. I also threw in a picture of his current scheme courtesy Getty Images for good measure.

Jeff Gordon's 2009 paint scheme (Hendrick Motorsports).

Jeff Gordon's 2008 paint scheme (Getty Images)

Jeff Gordon's 2009 paint scheme (Hendrick Motorsports)

Jeff Gordon's 2009 paint scheme (Hendrick Motorsports)

Category: Auto Racing
Comments

Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2009 12:27 pm
 

Jeff Gordon's new primary paint scheme for 2009

i dont know i kinna like he new paint scheme but it does lack color in the front it just wont look the same at all the rainbow warrior was an awsome car it even had yhe color it needs




Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2008 1:23 am
 

Jeff Gordon's new primary paint scheme for 2009

you're a dork



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2008 2:12 am
 

Jeff Gordon's new primary paint scheme for 2009

I know it's trendy in every sport to add more black. Even teams who don't officially add black sell black versions of their gear. But the blue they took out was signature Jeff Gordon.

Plus, I now have to buy my son new Jeff Gordon gear. I'm not sure he'll like this though. He's not a fan of black.



Since: Sep 3, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2008 6:33 pm
 

Jeff Gordon's new primary paint scheme for 2009

 I like this scheme better. I do miss the flames on the hood, but it's cool how on the splitter it's yellow but then it fades to orange on the hood. The black is a nice touch too.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2008 12:08 pm
 

Jeff Gordon's new primary paint scheme for 2009

I guess I like it. The blue was better with the flames on it. The hood is kind of boring but over all it's cool. Now lets see if he can go out there and win some races.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2008 10:28 pm
 

Jeff Gordon's new primary paint scheme for 2009

The "Rainbow Warrior" car was awesome.  Seeing that car race against Dale, Sr. and his black Goodwrench car and winning are great memories of mine.  I hated the "Flame" car from day one, and still do.  The only positive is less flames, but losing the blue in the paint scheme is a negative.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2008 10:20 pm
 

Jeff Gordon's new primary paint scheme for 2009

I also will miss the blue.  The new scheme is nice, but not as nice as the current scheme.



Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2008 7:29 pm
 

Jeff Gordon's new primary paint scheme for 2009

I am gonna miss the blue! This paint scheme is very dark and dull for a paint sponsored car! It needs more color!



Since: Sep 2, 2007
Posted on: October 3, 2008 3:26 pm
 

Jeff Gordon's new primary paint scheme for 2009

It is Du Pont they should have the most colors and the least black of everybody



Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: October 3, 2008 11:48 am
 

Jeff Gordon's new primary paint scheme for 2009

The two biggest differences here that really sets the tone are the switch from blue to black and the fade from yellow to orange to red(ish).  Personally the fade on the front of the nose is beautiful.  I do have to agree though, if they would just swap out the black back to the blue I would be a little more impressed, and maybe an addition of some color to the flame tips (some light greens and blues).  Fire in actuality is not only yellow red or orange, and I think Dupont, being a paint company, could draw on that.


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