This Giant Honkin’ Boombox Art Car Can Now Be Yours
People of the San Francisco Bay Area! Are you fed up with the BART? Do you want a means of conveyance that will announce your presence long before you drive up? Do you want a highly inconvenient but memorable vehicle and give approximately zero hoots about maintenance or fuel efficiency? You’re in luck because the legendary Rockbox, a giant mobile boombox built by artist Derek Wunder for Burning Man, is now available for your very own, and at the low, low price of $13,500. Writes the artist on Craigslist (who advises “NO LOWBALLERS!”):
"24 ft long mobile boombox mutant vehicle as seen at the burning man festival 2007-8, 2011. known as the "ROCKBOX" vehicle is in a ton of videos on youtube. the vehicle has a rockstar-esque following at burning man. purpose built mobile sound platform designed primarily for use at burning man. built on a 1987 1 ton automatic dodge van with 318 v8. 30k lb load rating. carries around 50 people when fully loaded upstairs and down. 10kw onboard generator. 1750w inverter for accessory power. exterior led perimeter lighting for nighttime use. motorized retractable antennae is 37 ft high when extended. rotating led beacon at the top of the antennae for location from a distance. steel security door at rear of vehicle to keep unwanted people out when not in use. built in dj deck inside the faux "tape deck"… vehicle cost nearly $20k to build in materials and 7 months of my life. no expense was spared. would cost at least $30k to reproduce now not including time spent. exterior lighting has been upgraded to MUCH brighter led lighting. i can assist buyer in dealing with burning man dmv if necessary. this is a well respected vehicle in the burning man community."
I can hear your excitement now. This is the perfect vehicle for the person who thinks, “Man, I love my old Civic, but you know what would really be rad? To have a car that had a cult following at Burning Man!” If you want to see what this baby can do first before committing to such an investment, watch the Rockbox in action at Burning Man 2011 below.