For $4500, You Can Drive Around In A Giant Milk Carton And Cereal Bowl

An Oakland-based Burning Man vet is selling this absurd "Mutant Vehicle/Art Car," on Craigslist—fashioned in the likeness of a milk carton and cereal bowl—and has chopped down the price in hopes that some ambitious soul will buy and haul it over to Burning Man this year. » 4/27/12 12:30am 4/27/12 12:30am

Fire-shooting Octopus Car almost redeems Burning Man

Not all of the vehicles present at last week's Burning Man Art Conference and Business Workshop were RV campers inhabited by radical CEOs. Some of the things-on-wheels that people drove around the desert were actually quite artistic and inspired! This fire-shooting steampunk octopus, complete with moving arms and… » 9/06/11 7:30am 9/06/11 7:30am

Model Crashes RV Into The Reno Arch Returning From Burning Man

28-year-old model/actress/singer Rosemary Vandenbroucke was arrested Monday after crashing a rented motor home into the Reno arch and fled the scene. Surprise! Police had earlier arrested her on ecstasy possession. Double surprise!! She was returning from Burning Man. » 9/09/10 3:30pm 9/09/10 3:30pm

Advances In The 24 Hours Of LeMons Correctional System: The Burning Man…

When you're eating wind-blown sand in the scorching Nevada desert, what do you want to do? Why, listen to some techno in a grimy tent billowing from your friends' digestive gases, that's what! » 5/24/09 5:00am 5/24/09 5:00am

Fireballs, Accordions, And Art Cars At Oakland's Boiler Bar

I headed over to West Oakland last night, to check out the Boiler Bar May Day Party, featuring a slew of art cars and a few of the contestants from the Escape From Berkeley race. » 5/03/09 8:45pm 5/03/09 8:45pm

Fun With Fireballs, Handmade Hooch, And Art Cars In West Oakland…

Want to check out the Golden Mean, a fire-belching Volkswagen Beetle-based giant snail that seats six and packs an 800-watt sound system inside its shell? With snake charming to boot? Head to Oakland tonight! » 5/02/09 10:00am 5/02/09 10:00am

Tunachucker Hero Eats Nevada Sand For A Week, Brings Back Mutant…

After his team's Volvo Amazon » 9/10/08 4:45pm 9/10/08 4:45pm took the Index Of Effluency trophy at the , was ready to tow a vintage trailer 2,600 miles to the Nevada desert and set up the "third most badass camp" at Burning Man 2008. I've been sort of on the fence about attending BM for, jeez, a couple of decades now (art= , naked…

Gigantic Burning Man Hummer Is A Bummer

No, this isn't a ploy by Hummer to finally break through into the hippie subconscious. Artists at this year's Burning Man festival have built a gigantic Hummer, named the Bummer, meant to get us thinking about consumerism or something. [ SFGate » 9/02/08 2:40pm 9/02/08 2:40pm, Photo: Frederic Larson/The Chronicle ]

People-Powered Quadcycle Makes Stop At Woodward On Way To Burning Man

Last Saturday we wandered down to metro Detroit's progressive little berg of Ferndale for the Green Cruise, an anti-Woodward Dream Cruise, billed as a gasoline-free alternative to the Big Event. We were hoping for electric cars and grease-burners, but it turned out to be mostly just a big bicycle parade — with one… » 8/13/08 4:30pm 8/13/08 4:30pm

12,000-lb. Giant Mechanical Spider Is A Tad Intimidating

Craftsman and metalworker extraordinaer MOLTENSTEELMAN debuted his 23-foot long and 12,000-lb. mechanical spider walker at Burning Man and I have to admit, this is the kind of machine that gives me nightmares. It is an eight footed walker that is powered by a 454 Chevy V8.

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