Sunday, May 13, 2012

Well, it's happened. Milktropolis has been adopted by new parents, who plan to take very good care of her. So keep your eyes out for the return engagement on the Playa in 2012.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's never too soon to start planning your next Burn: Our Mutant Vehicle is now for Sale! (Update-SOLD)


We had a blast making it. And just as much fun using it on the Playa in 2010. But sadly we've got to move on. Our loss is your win. So start planning for 2012!

The mutant vehicle consists of:
- An 8x8 foot, 25 foot tall milk carton tower that hold 4+ people
- A ten foot diameter fiberglass cereal bowl couch that seats 10+
- 80 custom made cereal shaped pillows for chilling out in the bowl with friends, old and new.
- A milk splash umbrella to keep riders in the shade while relaxing in the bowl.
- A lighted spoon ladder to get into the cereal bowl from the ground.
- An irresistible fiberglass slide to get from the carton back down to the Playa.
- A lighting extravaganza (bowl is rope-light lined inside and out, carton contains a bazilliion (4000) individual sequenceable LED lights so you can be seen at night).

The vehicle is driven from the upper carton area with it's own steering wheel, gas/brake control, and emergency kill switch, but the original vehicle driving position is still an option, if preferred ( with a spotter).

You can't tell from anywhere on the outside, but the art car is based on a '92 Ford Explorer. It starts and runs just like a daily driver. The suspension has been modified with aftermarket off road parts to increase it's capacity. It rides on 31in off road tires and comes with full sized spare.

The vehicle is not street legal.

milktropolis@gmail.com if you have questions.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Milking it at Burning Man

http://artcar.blogspot.com/2010/09/milking-it-at-burning-man-on.html

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

On the Playa

http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualpoeticaldistractions/5009998647/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/withinreason/4994702453/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/skyjuice/4976380382/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/madein1953/4991688376/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/skyjuice/4976285604/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/willworkforcheese/4970669876/


http://www.loupiote.com/burningman/photos/5092865828.shtml http://www.flickr.com/photos/innovatordoll/4982423945/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/inadvertentgardener/4976038600/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanais/5001953004/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanais/5001954640/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/61689423@N00/4966220861/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/madein1953/4991081269/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/54024484@N04/4997810196


http://www.flickr.com/photos/extramatic/4990771894/

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

a look under the...floor

lights from the inside of the carton

steering wheel in carton has a gear on it...looooong bike chain to a small gear and some wood blocks for tension. small gear turns a rod that has anonther gear and another bike chain connected to the actual truck steering wheel. we used the rims of an old school Red Flyer wagon, flattened them to mount, and welded a gear to the original wagon axel.

outside the driver's door, showing the gear closest to the steering wheel

explorer steering column showing added gear and bike chain

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Getting Loaded

to get it on the semi, jon had to back the art car up a ramp with loose steering while bob pressed the brake and gas with his hands, unable to see anything

after some spinning out and dumping gas, we made it. thanks to an amazing crew of rammits

now we just had to go straight as these ramps became a bridge to another semi

straight didn't go so smoothly

but finally we were packed up and ready to roll

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