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Art Car: Pakistani Decorated 1976 Bedford Truck

Art Car: Pakistani Decorated 1976 Bedford Truck

This beautifully decorated 1976 Bedford truck is part of the Smithsonian’s permanent collection. It was originally painted in 2002 during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The painting theme is the Silk Road.

Pakistanti Painted truck 1976 Bedford Washington DC
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We were fortunate enough to see it parked on the National Mall in the summer of 2006. Just awesome~

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Sights from the Road: It Wasnt a Rock, It was Rock Lobster Art Car

Sights from the Road: It Wasnt a Rock, It was Rock Lobster Art Car

This afternoon while out cruising around I just happen to stumble across what could easily be in the top 3 art cars that I’ve seen so far. I give you… the Lobstermobile.

The sign rubberbanded around his claw said that he was for sale. Just look at that face. He’s really got that pathetic “take me home, please” look down pat. Somehow I managed to gird myself against his piteous gaze and ride away. We don’t need a giant lobster, we don’t need a giant lobster, we don’t need a giant lobster…

The Lobster Pickup Truck
The lobster car as seen in Long Island - New York
The Lobster Pickup Truck

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Sights from The Road: Star Spangled Limousine for Sale

Sights from The Road: Star Spangled Limousine for Sale

On our way home from celebrating the Independence Day weekend in Maine, we were detoured off of our natural route home by a road closure. As luck would have it, our travels led us passed this curious beast that was parked with a For Sale sign on it. Naturally, at first glance I couldn’t help but be drawn in by the paint job and I giggled to myself thinking about how great it would be to show up to a prom or a wedding in this star spangled baby.

As I walked up to get a closer look at the limousine I spotted the Patriot Guard Rider sticker on the windshield. That was when the car’s wrapper suddenly made sense. If this livery does not continue on in that service it will sure make one hell of a conversation piece when it pulls up to the bowling alley for Tuesday league night, don’t you think?

Patriot Guard Star Spangled Limousine - Maine

Star Spangled Limousine - Maine

Partiot Guard Rider Sticker - Star Spangled Limousine - Maine

Whaddaya think? Would you totally rock these wheels or not?

Sights from the Road: Chinese Takeout Mobile

Sights from the Road: Chinese Takeout Mobile

The number of wacky cars that we’ve been encountering lately is really starting to become comical. Is Long Island some kind of hotbed for art car activity? Will everyone soon be driving around in giant fiberglass highheels and riding banana bikes? If so, maybe I’ll finally start to love this place!

We saw this gem on a family jaunt tonight. Kung Pow Car! Hiyaaaa!

Chinese Take Out Box Van

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