Cars from outside Berkeley can and do come to Berkeley, and Berkeley cars and trucks are sometimes not here – two challenges for a car/truck-based investigation of quirky Berkeley. Knowing my limitations, here are the vehicular postings:
We didn’t invent the art car, but we have a bunch and they are great. Pure quirk. Step right up -the quirky art cars of Berkeley.
Hippies buses came and hippie buses went, but in Berkeley some didn’t go. See them here – the Feel the Love Bus, the Cool Bus, the Ecstatic Dance bus, etc. Feel the love!
Cars that Neal Cassady Drove (or could have driven)
Kar Kulture is not big in Berkeley, but we have some beauties from the 1940s and 1950s. And we have my lifelong fascination with Neal Cassady, which I blend into these collection of photos of Berkeley classic beauties.
Same words as car art, but different order. Here we have artistic depictions of cars as well as artistic use of cars and trucks as sculpture. Very fun stuff.
Model trains in store windows, train apparatus in yards, trains in Berkeley history, trains in Tilden, and a caboose in a back yard on 5th Street.
Airplanes, rocket ships, and space ships as art. Very quirky if not very many. Enough.
Take a peek inside Precision People’s Auto Repair on San Pablo at Camelia. Suspended from the ceiling, and scattered throughout, dozens of large remote control airplanes. Suspended and quirky do da max.
A third post about Tyler Hoare, telling the story of missing Snoopy submarine, a missing Red Baron triplane, and a missing UFO.
My friend took a look at this table of contents page. He liked it, but was disappointed that I didn’t use any car art by Stanley Mouse within the table of contents.
Okay, he wins, I relent.
So there it is. Stanley Mouse’s Rat Fink. I took care of his problem, now wanted his appraisal of the page.
Rat Fink is the creation of hot rod legend Big Daddy Ed Roth- definitely a quirky guy you should know about!
Love the site. You’re not kidding about the Berkeley Vortex- I’ve met or known most of the people you write about. Probably you as well!