Car for True Collectors

Collectible Car Hood

Collectible Car Hood © 2008 Bo Mackison

I saw this beaded car in a parking lot hemmed in on all sides, but I took lots of photos anyway. Have you ever seen quite such a vehicle? Do you think the car’s name is Claire?

Collectible Car's Door

Collectible Car’s Door © 2008 Bo Mackison

Here’s the driver’s door. Wonder what kinds of comments and donations the owner gets?

On the Roof of the Car

On the Roof of the Car © 2008 Bo Mackison

In case you can’t tell, this is the roof.

Collectible Car III

Collectible Car III © 2008 Bo Mackison

And here’s a take on the rear. Check out the Viking ship along the bottom of the window. If I were following this car down the road, I’d have a hard time keeping my eyes on the road, that is for sure.

Just one more reason to keep a camera available at all times. You really never know what you are going to see next. And how would you ever describe this car without photo proof? Who would ever believe you!

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Good grief! What a sight! The roof of that car… How did this person get that stuff to stay there? That must be some super, super glue. Obviously, the person has a creative bent and is colorful. I wonder what their house looks like? You’re right, the only way to describe this car is with photo proof. LOL

  2. There’s an art car that I see occasionally in my neck of the woods. I love how the creative muse manifests in most unlikely ways. I tip my hat to the free spirits that are brave enough to put their stuff out on the public stage. Me? I’d like to ride in an art car, camera in hand, windows down, taking pictures of the faces looking at the car…

  3. Bet that would be a bear to wash 🙂 🙂

  4. Gandalf says:

    This one tops the weinermobile. This is definitely supports your motto of “Have Camera, will take pictures.” This one made me smile – a big wide OMG type smile. 🙂

  5. what happens when you press the emergency button?

  6. jeanabaena says:

    those are sure some psychadelic pictures!

  7. montucky says:

    Wow! You’re sure right about photo proof!

  8. Anna told me about your car. Had to check it out. Wow – what a shot. I love pictures such as these.

  9. Great shots, you captured the car very well. The colors, textures and composition are amazing.

  10. How crazy is that? Very cool. The funny thing? We’ll all be doing this to our older cars now that the gas prices are what they are! Or maybe… just cutting off the tops, filling them with good soil and turning them into strawberry beds! 😉

  11. LOL that was AWESOME! I’ve been to alot of ‘classic’ car shows and but have NEVER seen anything even remotely like this!

  12. Anna – funny thought about the owner’s house. I wonder…
    Pat – it would be fun to take for a spin.
    Bernie – no washing allowed.
    Gandalf – I agree – better even than the weinermobile.
    jpt – maybe a Lego ambulance appears?
    jeanne – psychedelic indeed!
    montucky – yep!
    Preston – Thanks. I’m glad I had my camera along.
    Stevo – Thanks. Taking the photos – it was a tight fit in the parking stalls.
    Lori – You think the car’s aerodynamics are mesed up?
    Grace – awesome – yes. classic – definitely not!

  13. How long would that take to do? Forever. I bet it’s not done yet.

  14. lady.percy says:

    I love this car. It has so much character, especially for a car. It looks like something you’d see in an art exhibit, not in a parking lot.

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