LeChatNoir wrote:You couldn't get rid of us if you tried.
Even throwing rocks at us wouldn't make a difference.
Captain Goddammit wrote:It's been a few years since I talked to those guys, so my details are foggy.
I believe David Best (of Temple fame) built that, and I believe he sold it a while back to another burner. If it wasn't Best it was one of his friends. I think it lives in Texas somewhere, Austin I think.
Toolmaker wrote:David Best is the primary reason why I make cars and bikes instead of weapons. When I started in machining I could only get work making missles and helicopter parts and the like. Seeing David Bests work made me realize that my talents would be better spent elsewhere. Now I make pretty vehicles and ugly ones to suit the customers taste. Hopefully someday I will be able to use recycled stuff only for an art car.
Elliot wrote:I have long been torn between my love for simple and fun vehicles like this David Best rocket car on one side, and the Boyd Coddington type of car on the other side. My work in journalism is mostly about the spectacularly detailed Coddington type of stuff, but my personal taste is have-fun-and-it-doesn't-matter-if-it-gets-scratched.
(That said, I'm all for fabulous craftsmanship! It's just not the only way to build things.)
Captain Goddammit wrote:Elliot, I'm positive you're right, but I'm really trying to REDUCE the amount of shit lying around here...
theCryptofishist wrote:I think the stuff glued on a car thing was the earlier iteration of art car, and when you get right down to it, mutant vehicle aren't street legal almost by definition.
LeChatNoir wrote:Wow!! I gotta lot of catching up to do in here. Sheeshâ€¦ Being sick over the holidays will really get you behind.
On a quick note, I saw Bestâ€™s rocket car driving down I-80 towards California after the '04 Burn. Iâ€™d not seen it at all on the playa, so it was pretty bizarre to see it zooming down the interstate.
Elliot wrote:And good to hear that the rocket car was driven to and from.
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