Art Cars And Loco Motion At Burning Man
Art cars, and their many variants, are an important part of the Burning Man experience. They wander the playa looking for fun and passengers around the clock, and especially come out to play when the night arrives and they turn the celebration into a completely unorchestrated show of visually and aurally stimulating pandemonium. At any time, you may jump on board a plush roving salon or jump out of the way of a fire belching sacrilegious anarchist’s statement. When looking across the playa, you see some of the pulsating theme camps are stationary and some are moving; the moving ones are probably art cars…
Dragon train – encompassing 4 attached cars spanning over 110 feet of serpentine length – complete with inside bar, lounge, performance areas, and…
… authentic dragon breath
The contraption in front actually worked like a sidewinder, where it’s forward movement was wholly created by side to side winding back and forth like a snake
This yo-yomobile was powered by the large wheels on each side that envelop the seat, engine, and front steering tire
The driver of this lakebed fish played each of the “scales” located above from a keyboard in the cockpit, creating percussive music and great fire displays up and down the art car
Is it a car? Is it a plane? Neither. It’s Playa Air visiting some big clowns.
Pedal-powered moon trike
That La-Z-Boy chair was motorized and on wheels, giving the laid back driver a comfy ride through an intersection within the camps
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