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The Phoenix is a 2-level, 40-person beauty of an art car who -- with your help -- will rise from the ashes for Burning Man 2013.
62 backers pledged $3,502 to help bring this project to life.

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The converted 34-foot Winnebago that debuted at the Burning Man 2012 Fertility 2.0 is being reworked and reinvented to rise from the post-apocalyptic ashes to join the Cargo Cult Society in 2013 -- but we need your help to get this bird ready for flight.

  • The seal on her transmission is cracked and leaking heavily which is bad for her and the environment – repairing this will be expensive (and not too sexy) but absolutely necessary to get us to the Playa - $1,200

  • She’s hot – we mean SUPER HOT – we need to install some radiator fans to keep her engine cool and some cab fans to keep our kind-hearted drivers cool too - $400

  • They say the windows are the eyes to the soul, for the Phoenix, the windows are desperately in need of replacement - $750

  • There are the expenses just to bring her to the burn including: Fuel $950, Insurance $600, and general maintenance $1000 

  • Rope lighting will keep all her passengers safe and visible at night – we need to buy several hundred feet of rope lighting, or would accept a donation of the lights themselves if available. -$?

  • Every girl wants to look her best for the burn, and our girl is no exception! New artistry paint, new black lights, and a locator beacon (visible for a mile) - $1,600


What does the Phoenix already have? 

  • A second story parade deck which provides an overall ~40 person capacity with dance poles

  • A powerful 6000-watt generator powered sound system staffed with a professional DJ 

  • Amazingly beautiful hammered sheet metal feathers and wings to glide across the playa 


If we get the $5000 we can do a lot, but if we only get $2500, we’ll have to do some cost cutting on lights and sound.
  We want to bring it back and we need your help!!!

The Phoenix with a little help from our friends
The Phoenix with a little help from our friends

Risks and challenges

The Phoenix isn't just an old machine but a soul brought to you by a long time family of Burners. Northwest Mist is the home of craftsmen, electricians, mechanics, DJs, artists, and lots of labor of love. In addition to our famous misting tent, Northwest Mist brought you The Ghost of The Lady Washington, an intimate mutant vehicle jewel that has sailed the playa for the past five years.

We have the skills but we still need to buy hard parts and fuel to make the soul of the Phoenix come to life. We have the people power to make it happen but we need your help to bring it all together. She's not out of the ashes yet. With your help we will make it.

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    An amazing Northwest Mist Camp Sticker – in addition to, of course, our undying love and appreciation! (shipping included)

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    A beautiful Northwest Mist Medallion. This awesome medallion is an amazing accessory for any occasion and goes especially well with all playa-wear! (shipping included)

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    2-hour Art Tour - The Northwest Mist art worshippers will whisk you away on a magical and informative journey through our favorite art installations on the playa this year. Our camp experts will devise clever and (mostly fictional but enthusiastically described) accounts of the art’s history and journey to the cargo cult.

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    Dessert aboard the Phoenix – The campers of the Northwest Mist are an amazing assortment of culinary masters. Let us delight your tastebuds and tempt your ears with dessert on the playa. Enjoy music, dance, art, conversation, and deliciousness!

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    Dinner at Wade Scribner’s House in Portland - For those of you who can’t make it to BRC (or just want more fun afterwards), we want to show our appreciation for you too! Please join us in Vancouver, Washington for a BBQ on the deck and a soak in the hot tub!

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    Dinner Cruise for Two (up to 16 couples per trip) – Dessert isn’t all we do well! Come aboard and let us feed you too! Eat your fill while we entertain you on a cruise around the playa.

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    $1000 – Obviously you are amazing! We will inscribe your name upon the body of the Phoenix! Afterward enjoy your own VIP party with up to 30 attendees that includes full staff from Northwest Mist Camp including a driver, DJ, and spotter. All of this in addition to our unending love, appreciation, and friendship!

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