Thanks decoherence, that put me on the right trail for the paint.
The show I was thinking was like a Harley build-off between two shops, and they'd bring their bikes to a big show, and peoples votes would decide the winner. Oh, and they had to build in a week(maybe two) and had to drive it(usually 100+Miles) to the show. Heh heh.
Here's a couple of pics for those wondering what I'm talking about with this trick: