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Which was your favorite mutant vehicle?

Post by Megaflow » Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:34 am

There were quite a few really good mutant vehicles this year. Which was your favorite?

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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:06 am

without a doubt my favorite was the 8-legged spider like walking thing powered by a gas engine.
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Post by yojessimac » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:45 am

I really enjoyed the giant gold dragon. It was just so HUGE and the plush velvety couches were the best seat in the city. Good tunes too! the train with the Choo choo was neat too...really added to the effect of living in a full service city outside reality with that thing tooting by!

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Post by skygod » Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:55 am

If a Steam-Powerwed Mobile Victorian Mansion doesn't make you happy, then there is no happiness for you!
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Post by Ron » Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:03 am

I thought the 'World's Most Fuel Efficient Car" was the best art car I'd ever seen on playa.

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Post by Tiara » Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:13 am

I'm a fan of Bad Attitude Bunny, this year's new companion to last year's Cheshire Cat.

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Post by Jerry Rig » Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:10 pm

[quote="dragonfly Jafe"]without a doubt my favorite was the 8-legged spider like walking thing powered by a gas engine.[/quote]

do you have a pic of this one? i missed it.
i'll work on this later

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Post by diane o'thirst » Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:18 pm

Unquestionably and without reservation...the Steam-Powered Victorian House. True whimsy and surrealism to see a house on big wheels uprooting itself from the Esplanade and travelling across the Playa.

There was just something so wonderfully Gilliamesque/Burtonian about a house on walkabout.
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Post by Tristan » Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:14 pm

dragonfly Jafe wrote:without a doubt my favorite was the 8-legged spider like walking thing powered by a gas engine.
definitely!

it is called 'mondo spider':

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Post by Tristan » Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:15 pm

diane o'thirst wrote:Unquestionably and without reservation...the Steam-Powered Victorian House. True whimsy and surrealism to see a house on big wheels uprooting itself from the Esplanade and travelling across the Playa.

There was just something so wonderfully Gilliamesque/Burtonian about a house on walkabout.
i heard about that one, but i missed it!!!

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Post by pbmaniac2000 » Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:15 pm

[quote="diane o'thirst"]Unquestionably and without reservation...the Steam-Powered Victorian House. True whimsy and surrealism to see a house on big wheels uprooting itself from the Esplanade and travelling across the Playa.

There was just something so wonderfully Gilliamesque/Burtonian about a house on walkabout.[/quote]

I thought that was a wonderful project. I just wish it were out more. I think the farthest i saw it from its camp was 100 yards. Would have been incredible to see it out in deep playa by itself. It was so whimsical i just wanted to see it out by itself. Very cool though, seemed like they were always trying to fix something on it.

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Post by primate » Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:42 pm

The Red Fishbus from Portland was my favorite.

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Post by Rusted Iron » Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:40 pm

The wonderful victorian house did make it out into the deep. We spotted it inside the Waffle. (I took a photo of it that came out about as good as a typical UFO shot.)

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Post by diane o'thirst » Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:52 pm

The Victorian was at the Temple Burn on Sunday night. The people riding it were dressed in high Victorian fashion, too. Loved it, loved it, loved it Image
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Post by Tapestry » Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:13 pm

The Yellow Submarine! Somebody built a model of the Beatle's Yellow Submarine, but the only time I ever saw it was at the burn.

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Post by Davoid » Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:18 am

You know, I'm not sure that I saw any of those cars. For fuck's sake!

I won't say it was the best, but I have to give some due to the very simple but rather guffaw-inspiring bus decorated as the capitol building being hit by a GOP-logo'd plane. It was just a great big fuck you, and it used some hot button imagery to get the point across. Fucking love shit like that.

Am I the only one who had fun reading into that one?

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Post by diane o'thirst » Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:06 am

I saw a part of it on the road back to Oregon, so it's a PNW piece.

I didn't see the GOP logo on the plane, it rather unnerved me to look closely at it. At the same time I got a morbid giggle out of it...frisson and crazy glee, any wonder why I got the shivers? Probably *exactly* what the artist(s) was going for...
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Post by BAS » Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:18 am

Ron wrote:I thought the 'World's Most Fuel Efficient Car" was the best art car I'd ever seen on playa.

Ron
I really liked that one, too! I got to talk to the driver a bit. Apparently, he's a writer for Car and Driver, and it may make an appearance in that magazine within the next year.


Darn. I missed about half the art cars mentioned on here! I'd have liked to see the gold dragon and the capital building. Oh well, maybe next time.



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