Burning Man Art Car Appears On Ebay


More Burning Man related news today. The art car that has been very prevalent on the playa for the last five years, a giant scorpion inspired mutant vehicle has made its way onto Ebay. The starting the bid for the piece, which was created by former special project aerospace engineer Kirk Jellum is $50,000. As the original cost took about $225,000 to complete, the beginning asking bid is pretty reasonable, especially with hands on training at Burning Man itself being included in the deal.

“Built on a 1991, 28 foot long International boom truck, the Scorpion is a 55 feet long, 22-45 feet wide, 39-45 feet tall exact replica of a female emperor scorpion named Fluffy. The Scorpion boasts a computer controlled 7 gun flame thrower off the tail, 21 hydraulic points which make the arms, legs, and claws all move in a sinister spider manner including hydraulics which make the entire truck lift off the ground to produce the most eerie of effects. The project is “skinned”- as in made to look like an exact replica of a female emperor Scorpion with artistically placed and sculpted metal sheathing. The final touches are a steam punk look with rivets, textured fabrics and a patterned, oozy and highly mesmerizing multi- color light show.”

Raising Fluffy (trailer) from Mike Call on Vimeo.

Source: EDMSauce