Even if you have a lot of people to haul, doesn't mean that you can't drive a mean looking vehicle. Carlex Design is making this easier with its new Jeral Tidwell Limited Edition version of the Volkswagen T6.
Tidwell has done concert posters for bands like Kid Rock, Dick Dale, Widespread Panic, Foo Fighters, Sheryl Crow, and Alkaline Trio. His work has appeared in galleries and in magazines like Traditional Rod & Kulture, Ol'Skool Rodz, and Car Kulture Deluxe. His work often includes skull motifs, and his style incorporates pinstriping and airbrushing.
On the outside, a massive rendering of one of Tidwell's skulls adorns the area from the rear side panel to the roof. Carlex also adds a more aggressive body kit. The parts give the van a revised front fascia with larger intakes. There are also extended side sills and carbon fibre mirror caps. At the rear, a roof spoiler and revised bumper are further examples of the meaner appearance. Quad exhausts with dual outlets are now back there, too. To tweak the performance, Carlex installs Eibach lowering springs to drop the ride by 20 millimetres and fits a set of Pirelli P Zero tyres.
Carlex specialises at interior conversions, and the team there overhauls the Transporter's cabin. Tidwell's art appears on the seats' embroidery in yellow and in charcoal grey. The rest of the upholstery is now a mix of Nappa leather and Alcantara. The firm also fits a flat-bottomed steering wheel with a yellow accent strip on the bottom. Jeral Tidwell branding appears on the floor mats, too.
Unfortunately, Tidwell resides in the United States, and the VW Transporter isn't sold there, so he can't own the special edition van that wears his artwork. His personal garage includes an old Mitsubishi Montero that he's currently restoring.