ET's not phoning home, he's driving home
Part transportation, part artistic statement, the art cars at Burning Man never fail to amaze and amuse me. On one level, they are a symbol of the immense, far-reaching, yet totally cooperative organization behind the event: one can not drive an art car on the Playa without first registering one's car at the DMV (Department of Mutant Vehicles) in order to preserve the pedestrian-centric nature of Black Rock City. On a totally different level, art cars are a status symbol just like regular cars are in the default world. Getting a ride on one of the bigger art cars takes a combination of persistence, luck, and knowing the right person. Art cars are a way to attract chicks, especially the big rolling party buses with huge sound systems. Large as a double-decker bus or small as a dune buggy, art cars are a way to make a statement *and* travel in style.
But enough of my yammering. Without further ado, I present a selection of Burning Man art cars, part one.*
permission to fondle the vehicle, granted!
who moved my cheese?
a rolling stereotype, embraced
oktapodi's favorite art car
makes me want to talk in a Grover voice, for some reason
where's Yogi Bear?
gets trippier the more you look at it
who doesn't love a mobile party?
* There were so many fabulous pictures to choose from that I decided to split this into two parts: daytime shots and nighttime shots.
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