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February 19, 2006 8:34 AM   Subscribe

"Q: Is that another car on top?
 A: Yes, it's a VW bug."
-- Carthedral. A few more (clearer, daylight) photos here.
posted by Gator (27 comments total)

 
Mentioned in passing here and here.
posted by Gator at 8:35 AM on February 19, 2006


I love the carthedral, it's my favorite art car ever.
posted by jonson at 8:44 AM on February 19, 2006


Nice, I like people who live steampunk.
posted by of strange foe at 8:57 AM on February 19, 2006


Really, really neat car, but...

Carthedral was designed and built by,
- Rebecca Caldwell (the one and only:)


She's creative with punctuation, too!

Anyways, I want one. Thanks for the link.
posted by brundlefly at 8:58 AM on February 19, 2006


Looks awfully gaudy... I mean, Gaudi.
posted by hangashore at 9:17 AM on February 19, 2006


"May I see your license and registration, Sir?"
posted by cenoxo at 9:21 AM on February 19, 2006


That's vantastic! Must email this to my gothy friends, who will just die...
posted by turtlegirl at 9:35 AM on February 19, 2006


You mean, Gotti.
posted by youarenothere at 9:50 AM on February 19, 2006


Oh fetch me a white cake, a gold ring, a preacher, and a Greyhound Bus ticket for I am in Love....
posted by squalor at 10:01 AM on February 19, 2006


I'm so goth, I'm DEAD.
posted by stenseng at 10:06 AM on February 19, 2006


And, a waste of a perfectly cool old caddy hearse.
posted by stenseng at 10:08 AM on February 19, 2006


You mean Gothy it is a cathedral (gothic architecture). Barbarians.
posted by stbalbach at 10:24 AM on February 19, 2006


I saw this a few years ago at an art car rally in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. It's quite amazing.
posted by mwhybark at 10:27 AM on February 19, 2006


Next project: Cartheter.
posted by brain_drain at 10:43 AM on February 19, 2006


Wonder how she gets the thing serviced. It won't fit in the bay door.
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:50 AM on February 19, 2006


I'm so goth, I NEVER EXISTED.
posted by Smart Dalek at 11:03 AM on February 19, 2006


That is one creepy car.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:25 AM on February 19, 2006


She's so Goth, she married someone named David Hellborn.
posted by jozxyqk at 11:35 AM on February 19, 2006


Won't Goth ever die?

I'll bet she consumes more gas than any SUV-driving soccer mom.
posted by soiled cowboy at 12:01 PM on February 19, 2006


There's this place I camp that is home to a lot of buses, vans, RVs, campers etc, a lot of which have basically become permanent fixtures. Someone there has an old school bus which has a VW hippy bus welded/attached on top. All of it painted purple. I expected it also to be permanently where it was, and I always saw it in the same spot, but one time driving up there I saw the damn thing on the highway.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 12:15 PM on February 19, 2006


I'll bet she consumes more gas than any SUV-driving soccer mom.

Yes, but there's ONLY ONE OF THEM. And somehow I doubt it's her daily means of transportation.

Someone doing a kick-ass project that involves a lot of gasoline is a little different than millions of people buying SUVs.
posted by flaterik at 1:28 PM on February 19, 2006


And somehow I doubt it's her daily means of transportation.

It's not, according to her FAQ. She drives a '62 Dodge Lancer.
posted by Gator at 2:18 PM on February 19, 2006


Someone doing a kick-ass project that involves a lot of gasoline is a little different than millions of people buying SUVs.

What if I consider my un-modified SUV to be a "kick-ass project"? Will I be excused from the typical MeFi scorn for SUVs?
posted by soiled cowboy at 5:08 PM on February 19, 2006


well this should cheer you up for sure: see, I got your old ID and you're all dressed up like the Cure
posted by josephtate at 7:27 PM on February 19, 2006


What if I consider my un-modified SUV to be a "kick-ass project"? Will I be excused from the typical MeFi scorn for SUVs?

In exactly what sense is it a project? I mean, the least you could do is airbrush a naked Valkyrie on the side or something.

Tell you what, though, you're totally onto something with this whole "judge all artistic expression by its ecological footprint" concept. At long last, incontrovertible proof that my tuneless harmonica-playing kicks Orson Welles's ass! Citizen Kane? More like Citizen Can't-Justify-All-That-C02!
posted by arto at 8:50 PM on February 19, 2006


posted by soiled cowboy What if I consider my un-modified SUV to be a "kick-ass project"? Will I be excused from the typical MeFi scorn for SUVs?

No, because your Kickass SUV will become part of an anonymous performance piece called SUV with Key Marks and Eggs.
posted by fandango_matt at 12:54 PM on February 20, 2006


But wait, then it will no longer be an un-modified SUV. Jeepers, my head is spinning!
posted by Gator at 12:58 PM on February 20, 2006


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