Junkyard-Found Chevy Tribal Sticker Leads To New Meme, Blame Social Media

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
junkyard found chevy tribal sticker leads to new meme blame social media

During one of my many junkyard trips, I spotted a Crusher-bound Chevy truck with an “EAT’N FORDS/SHIT’N RAMS” window sticker. It wasn’t really worth a separate post here on TTAC, but I figured it would be good for a laugh on the Murilee Martin Facebook page. So, I posted it with the comment “This truck will be GET’N CRUSHED” pretty soon.” Next thing you know, a bunch of my miscreant car-writer friends jumped in with their own versions. Within a few weeks, this meme may well be a bigger online car meme than VTEC JUST KICKED IN YO and the debilitating skabsession, combined!

Chevy versus Ford versus Chrysler, ho hum. But creative inspiration sometimes springs from unexpected sources.

Davey G. Johnson (he happens to be the guy who launched my automotive-journalism career by recommending that Jalopnik hire me back in ’06) got all puffed up with Porsche 914 pride— he owns one of those Transporter-engined crypto-Porsches and persists in believing it’s a good car— and created this Fiat-hatin’ design.

Then, Davey made this.

But what about the rivalries of the Prohibition Era? If only cheap vinyl-cut decals had existed back then…

Naturally, I had to jump in with my own creation. Metro pride, y’all!

But what about Iran Khodro owners? They must feel superior to those lamers driving SAIPA 141s in Tehran.

And, well, things just went downhill got better from there.

Our own Sajeev Mehta feels pretty strongly about the Premier Padmini and wanted everyone to know it. What would Vishnu drive?

Sajeev wasn’t done then, though; here’s a sticker that electron-fueled types might use to diss internal-combustion fools.

Then Davey’s coworker Blake Z. Rong Brendan McAleer got into a Canadian frame of mind and made this.

Canadian cars, you say? Tom Anderson of Sub5Zero knows that Asüna rules the Great White North.

Steven Cavalieri, the artist responsible for all those 24 Hours of LeMons T-shirts and posters you see in the more disreputable garages, jabbed jumper cables into his cerebellum and created this nightmarish image— it strays quite a bit from the meme, but so what?

About that time, Texas LeMons racer Dave Mulvey joined the party, as did many others.

LeMons Assistant Perp and blissfully retired car journalist Nick Pon couldn’t contain himself after that, and I think this one may just edge out the Duesenberg EAT’N/SHIT’N decal for the best yet.

Nick remains traumatized by his experiences at various German press-launch events, and so he created this. Check the gallery for even more creations, and be sure to create your own!

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