Plasti-Protection: Caleb Christy's 2003 Honda S2000 (Photo by Scott DeMarco Photography)

If you’ve ever been on a road trip with a car you cherish, chances are you've done something to keep your paint safe from rock chips. Maybe you’re the type who wraps the front of your beloved show car in blue painters tape before making a cross-state trip to a show or maybe you've invested in a clear bra as a more permanent fix. Sometimes it's fun to try something different.

Text and Photos by Scott DeMarco Photography

Plasti-Protection: Caleb Christy's 2003 Honda S2000 (Photo by Scott DeMarco Photography)

Every year Caleb Christy and thousands of other driving enthusiasts make the journey to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to slay the Tail of the Dragon. For him and his fellow Tampa Honda S2000 owners, this annual 600+ mile drive is a chance to let loose and enjoy pure driving.

Plasti-Protection: Caleb Christy's 2003 Honda S2000 (Photo by Scott DeMarco Photography)Plasti-Protection: Caleb Christy's 2003 Honda S2000 (Photo by Scott DeMarco Photography)Plasti-Protection: Caleb Christy's 2003 Honda S2000 (Photo by Scott DeMarco Photography)

This year, however, Caleb decided to ditch the blue tape and invest in a few cans of PlastiDip. With a few hours, some careful tape work and a bunch of dedication, Caleb took inspiration from shark-faced war planes and transformed his 2003 Honda S2000 into a sight that turned heads while keeping his beloved car safe. Hat-tip to Caleb for putting a smile on not only his car, but also anybody who has seen its toothy grin.  Here are some pics from the weekend before he left on the trip.

Plasti-Protection: Caleb Christy's 2003 Honda S2000 (Photo by Scott DeMarco Photography)

ESSENTIALS // Owner: Caleb Christy, Vehicle: 2003 Honda S2000, Location: Tampa, Florida, USA, Engine: F20C, Horsepower: ~270, Built By: My Garage, S&R, Club Affiliation: S2ki, Darkside Empire

SOCIAL MEDIA // http://facebook.com/caleb.christyhttp://instagram.com/calebchristyhttp://twitter.com/CalebMChristy

ENGINE PERFORMANCE // AEM v2 intake, Berk header and test pipe

ENGINE ELECTRONICS // Apexi VAFC2

EXHAUST // Invidia q300 exhaust

SUSPENSION / CHASSIS // Megan Racing track coilovers, Eibach sway bar

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES // Enkei rpf1

INTERIOR // Buddy Club seats, ap2 center consol with custom stitching, cr radio door

Plasti-Protection: Caleb Christy's 2003 Honda S2000 (Photo by Scott DeMarco Photography)

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