i suggest: turning it into a pedal powered thing."Electric Bicycles are permitted in Black Rock City as long as they meet the specifications established
in the Nevada State Vehicle code:
"Electric bicycle" means a device upon which a person may ride, having two or three wheels, or every
such device generally recognized as a bicycle that has fully operable pedals and is propelled by a
small electric engine which produces not more than 1 gross brake horsepower and which produces
not more than 750 watts final output, and:
• Is designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground but is not a
• Powered solely by such a small electric engine, is capable of a maximum speed of not more
than 20 miles per hour on a flat surface while carrying an operator who weighs 170 pounds."
not appearing to meet that requirement for an electric bike (it has 4 wheels) youd need to have this thing approved by the DMV..
if it was pedal powered you would not have to do that..
check here for MV criteria: http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/ ... teria.html
and here for general info:http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/ ... s/dmv.html
just a casual glance at the criteria and the picture provided i would think you may have an issue with this:In addition to these criteria, you must also:
1. Describe the motivation for creating your Mutant Vehicle.
If the convenience of personal transportation is your primary goal, please rethink your intent. A primary factor driving your urge to drive should be the sharing of your creation with the rest of the community.
youd have to tell the DMV the intent (i.e. its creative/artistic reason for being ) in your application..
the intent could be something that determines if it gets invited or not.. even fully custom things not only need to show some clear intent but also a basic awesomeness.. i.e. (even tho its custom) "level of mutation" might come in to play..
with that in mind: id suggest
along with the whole adding an engine and steering and brakes (dont forget if you want to use it at night youll need 'radical' illumination) ..youll probably want to spiff it up a bit!!
(i dont speak for the DMV in any official capacity but i have worked in application processing sessions before)