Art Car in ’08???

OkiesEric and I have been talking about our desire for motorized transport on the playa. Arguments against this idea can be made, for one our Evolve Revolve was a major PIA POS and consumed much time on and off the playa. We both feel that a simpler quieter vehicle could be very beneficial to the camp. Certainly ice runs and the Sunset serenade would be difficult with bikes alone. I’ve been shopping for a golf cart lately and feel that we can get one at a reasonable cost(~$400) that we may even be able to partially recoup after the burn.

Eric has come up with a most ingenious and creative art concept that fully embraces the American Dream theme. He would like to see a recreation of a Model T piled with Okies and all of their worldly belongings. I think that would rock. I’ve even considered a covered wagon with fake horses(covered bikes) ahead of it.

While searching for images of the real deal, I came across pics of the Hancock MD “Barge Bash”, I will NOT miss it this year. Check out the Beverly Hillbillies barge!!!

http://www.hancockmd.com/BargeBash2006Photos.htm

Comments (3)

  1. Ryan (Post author)

    PS-We’ve also tossed around the idea of making it look like a subway car, that would fit in nicely with the subway station evaporator.

  2. Ryan (Post author)

    I’m envisioning a golf cart stripped of it’s body with a wooden tall sided stake bed, lanterns and old tools etc on the sides, a Model T like front end and spoke wheels. This would be a fairly light weight vehicle, we could carry cargo or passengers in the bed for added effect. Golf carts are designed for 4 passengers or two and clubs and a cooler. I don’t think we’ll be overloading it.

  3. Alison

    Re: the barge bash. I now have a song stuck in my head from elementary school.

    I’ve got a mule, her name is Sal,
    15 miles on the Erie Canal
    She’s a good old worker and a good old pal,
    15 miles on the Erie Canal

    We’ve hauled some barges in our day
    filled with lumber, coal and hay
    And we know every inch of the way from
    Albany to Buffalo.

    Chorus:
    Low bridge, everybody down
    Low bridge for we’re coming to a town
    And you’ll always know your neighbor, you’ll always know your pal
    If you’ve ever navigated on the Erie Canal.

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