I'm sort of an art car purist; after seeing Mutant Vehicles and LeMons madness, a Tercel covered with glued-on army men just doesn't cut it. All hail the Sashimi Tabernacle Choir Volvo!

The STC has been around for a while, and those of you already familiar with it should feel a warm sense of been-around-the-block hipness… which you should not express with "this soooo old, ur n00b" comments, because this most definitely is not that kind of site. Before we go any further, take a look at what this fine Swedish automobile now does:

No, you're not hallucinating. A bunch of crazy Texans bought hundreds of Big Mouth Billy Basses and Rocky The Singing Lobsters- remember those horrible things?- stuck 'em all over a 1984 Volvo 244, and then rigged up a Linux-based control system to control all the servos and lights inside the critters. To add to the fun, it turned out that the Long March Glorious Revolutionary Singing Seafood Factory #1488 saved 0.4 yuan per unit by failing to standardize the wiring colors, which meant that the builders had to manually test the circuits on each one before connecting it to the control computer. Yes, we're already pricing animated singing toys for the Black Metal V8olvo!

[Sashimi Tabernacle Choir via Geeks Are Sexy, thanks to mjrchapin for the tip]