Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mini Dresses Up Cars To Look Like KISS

Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY

If you're a really big fan of the glam band Kiss, this is your car. Mini is dressing up four of its iconic Countryman crossovers to look like the 1970s rockers.

The four are being sold on eBay with the proceeds going to the children's' charity UNICEF. Each car will be given the face-paint look of one band member but will be signed by the whole band. That's the Gene Simmons-inspired car in the photo, above.

You may recall that Kiss made a splashy impression in April at the New York auto show as part of a Mini presentation. Three out of four Kiss musicians showed up, and Mini USA's chief was painted as if he were a member of the band.

In addition to the auction, Mini USA is selling vehicle wraps featuring the Kiss-inspired designs, initially revealed at the New York auto show. Proceeds from the sales of the vehicle wraps will also be donated to UNICEF.