March 13, 2007
(… sitting with the dog in a $27 room at the Needles Inn, on the CA/AZ border, waiting for the mechanic down the street to change the thermostat, which started malfunctioning last night. Not even out of CA and already with the. Meh, it comes with the territory.)
The 1987 Plymouth Reliant K-Car we are traveling in was painted a crappy white when we got it from Bill the Junkman, our car father who art the junklord at Ace Auto Dismantlers.
The car was cheap and charming, with dents and rust and half-torn-off stickers everywhere from being a San Francisco City vehicle in the late ’80s and then salvaged from a junkyard.
So for HELL ON WHEELS, Cyclecide‘s 2006 Halloween ‘Pedal Monster’ event last year at the SF Bike Kitchen / Cellspace parking lot, we commissioned Buter and Jase to each paint one side of it and collaborate on the roof, trunk, and hood.
Buter and Jase have both been featured in Juxtapoz and designed shoes for Reebok. They no joke.
That’s when a regular junkyard car became our pride and joy.