Bucharest-based graphic designer Ghica Popa has just reimagined five popular New Balance collaborations into illustrations of quirky vehicles. Using sneakers like the "Alpine Guide" 580, "C-Note" 998, and "Daytona" 1600, Popa takes a very literal approach to the nicknames and inspiration of each one and applies his signature design aesthetic. Check out the five New Balance pieces below and visit his site to see more sneaker-inspired work.

[via Ghica Popa]