With a tight budget in mind we could use all paintwithpearl.com stuff.
Candy Orange for the lettering. (Motorgen.com on both sides, in huge letters.)
Blue Pearl over a white base.
We could also do a violet or a red pearl, or even a gold pearl over the white. For a very subtle look, you can do white pearl over white, but I imagine the theme of this car will not be subtle.
I was thinking that we could get a large dark blue vinyl cut out of a logo, maybe something like this. And lay it on the hood, over the white base before we clear it. By the way if you guys want to save time and money, we could also do that with the large motorgen logos on the side. Have some large neon orange vinyls made, put them on the white base after it dries for a few hours, then clear over vinyl. That's a great clean way to get a custom look.
If you guys like this idea, we should have Steve photoshop a nice one.
This guy cleared over an autobots logo on this motorcyle. You can't even tell that it was vinyl.