Monday, November 15th, 2010...11:01 am

Art Cars, they’re functional too.

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Since it looks like we’re going to be talking about art cars today I wanted to share my friend’s car and story.

My friend, Jared Whitham, is an amazing performance artist and painter. As part of an ongoing project where he documents yard sales he built this amazing rocket ship out of a Mirage.

In 2006 he went to Art Basel in Miami with the rocket ship. Here’s part of his project but most importantly at 0:55 you can see the inside of the rocket which was my favorite part.

On his way home from Miami a drunk driver crossed over the highway median and hit the rocket head on. All four people in the car that hit him died instantly. Jared survived with a broken rib and pelvis. His awesome rocket car saved his life. Here’s a picture after the crash.

It was pretty amazing that he survived. So art cars, they save lives.

-Ginger



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