Car Creativity Unleashed

Rather difficult to explain
parked on the edge of extreme…
car creativity unleashed!
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In the summer of 2013, I saw this unique vehicle parked in a rest area on I-95 (south of Fredericksburg and north of Richmond, Virginia). I don’t know that much about cars, but this one definitely captured my attention.
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As I stood there staring in disbelief, I wondered why would anyone put so much miscellaneous, extraneous ‘stuff’ on a car? Is there a reason for all of this or no reason at all?
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Each time I look at these photos, I see something else. For example: Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW car emblems are located in different places on the roof, along with a few popular hood ornaments.  There is one metal high-heel shoe on the running board beneath the driver’s door (I can’t help but wonder where the other one is). I also see what appears to be a child’s ‘action figure/superhero’ standing behind the middle wheel well.

I know there are many other interesting items on this car that I have not noticed (or figured out) yet!

There is a strong possibility that the true reason for this creative car is in the words that stand proudly above the windshield, underneath the metallic bird face.
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Because, whoever built this car was absolutely correct—“Thank you Lord for humor!”  Everyone who stopped by to take a closer look began to smile, laugh, and talk to others.  Complete strangers suddenly became friends. All things considered, creativity and humor are obviously great gifts to those traveling through this troubled world.  Creative-Car_4a

 

 

About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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35 Responses to Car Creativity Unleashed

  1. Nice post , it reminds me of that old Johnny Cash song ” One Piece at a Time”

    • I had never heard that Johnny Cash song before….so I just went to YouTube and listened. Hahaha! You are absolutely right. He had a great plan for building a car for free, but in the end nothing matched. End result produced laughter instead of prestige. It was the only one of its kind though. 🙂

  2. It is not the car it is the piece of abstract automotive Art!
    Merry Christmas, Mary!

  3. sarasinart says:

    That has to be the most unique car ever. Humor is good! Happy Holidays to you, whichever they are.

    • I only saw this car once. I still wonder where it came from and where it was going. I searched the internet a few times, hoping to find a photo. I don’t know. Maybe this strange car was placed on earth for a day by aliens who were studying human reactions to the sight of “too much stuff.” 😉

  4. There’s so much creativity here, it would take hours, perhaps days, to figure out where the baubles (decorum) came from.

    • I agree! It’s mind boggling. I wonder if the person who built this started out with some sort of plan, or if various things were just added on a whim over time. I am wondering where the ‘kitchen sink’ is!

  5. Leya says:

    Very…special indeed!

  6. Clanmother says:

    The joy of creative ideas!!! All the very best of the special season! Looking forward to 2016!!

  7. chatou11 says:

    For sure it is very special but I love this car… Thank you for visiting me. I wish you a very happy Christmas.

  8. wow, I feel speechless 😉 Is it real? 😉

  9. Absolutely insane and awesome!

  10. Anonymous says:

    The owner of this car has a wife, and she told him to clean out the garage of all the misc stuff he had gathered over the years. Not wanting to part with any of it, he simply built it into the automobile he was restoring. Thus, he could keep it all in one place.

  11. Sartenada says:

    I am speechless. Thank You showing it.

    • That car is one of the strangest things I have ever seen.
      I wondered why the owner of the car did this.
      One guy looked at my photo and said, “I know why. His wife probably told him to clean all of his junk out of the garage and shed. AND because he really didn’t want to get rid of any of it, he stuck everything on his car. That would be pure genius….”
      Maybe. Who knows!

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