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This mixed media mobile art piece is a celebration of fire, gangster rap and bling, erected from the skeleton of a PT Cruiser.
63 backers pledged $7,841 to help bring this project to life.

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The G Ride is intended to blow your mind.  Picture gold, bling, fire and a touch of class. The front of the vehicle will be equipped with a giant BO$$ sign built in a classic marquee style, flanked on either side by flame shooting artillery. The back of the car will house the penalty box, a gold cage for on playa hockey games, dancing and all kinds of mayhem. More fun lies in the middle section, as we’ve stretched a PT Cruiser to accommodate maximum party potential. There will be two large diamond rings, a smaller one in behind the driver and a larger one in the rear. We’ll have seating in the middle with plenty of standing room along the sides, plus a removable leopard print lace shade structure. For people's auditory enjoyment there will be an oversized, classic boom box changing up the sound scape with O.G. hip hop to inspire you to get down on the light up dance floor, fully programable and brilliantly bright.

This is all possible because we were gifted a PT Cruiser as the foundation for The G Ride. We have cut and stretched the car to accommodate the largest amount of people possible (20+). The team has been hard at work welding, framing, painting, bedazzling and designing this gem, as the project is well underway. Our core crew holds the mechanical, engineering, design and artistic development skills necessary to complete this project and will be contributing financially as well. But in order to make this dream a reality we need to raise $7500 to help cover the costs of materials and transportation to the Playa. Where will all this skrilla go? We’re glad you asked. Here’s a rough projection of the costs that your donations will help us cover.*

Budget Breakdown: 

Vehicle  $FREE$ 

Steel/aluminum    $1,300

Lumber    $500

Generator   $300

Fabric/upholstery   $400

Lighting & light up dance floor   $800

Battery Bank   $800

Paint & bedazzle    $500

Pyrotechnics   $600

Sound system    $800

Truck & trailer rental to get it to Black Rock City $1,500

Total: $7,500

*The truth is this art car will definitely cost more than the above amount. But we believe in the project and are prepared to do our part to make this dream a reality. We also have not include our Kickstarter rewards or fees into our budget, as we want to offer them as gifts from us to you, to express our gratitude for your support. Needless to say any donation above and beyond is greatly appreciated!

Risks and challenges

There are obviously risks and challenges to a project of this scale. We've got limited time and limited resources. Beyond production we also have to transport this glorious ride over 1,000 miles from Colorado to Black Rock City. If we don't have enough funds to rent a truck we will attempt to tow it behind a school bus, which could present a million risks in and of itself. But we are extremely hard working and resilient, and will do whatever needs to be done on our end to ensure that The G Ride makes it to the playa! With construction well underway, all we need is a little help from you and we'll be able to make this happen!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Thanks for the support home slice, every bit counts! For your contribution you get a Sundae Driver Whisker Biscuit sticker from 2013! So what if its a few years late, it’s still a sweet sticker and if you are into supporting art you probably also believe in recycling ;)

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    Mah dawg, you’ve obviously got our back, and for that you’ll get a little somethin’ somethin’ to express our gratitude. After our campaign has concluded we will mail you a hand written thank you card and you will get a BO$$ sticker for this year’s art car- we’ll also throw in a Sundae Driver sticker, there are still quite a few!

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    You guys are some fly honies and mack daddies! As a token of our appreciation we’ll send you all of the above goodies AND a custom coozie to keep your beer or the beverage of your choosing cold. But let’s be serious, chances are it’s beer.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Thanks a million for propping us up, like a hype wo/man! The grab bag of BO$$ swag gets even better at this tier. You get everything previously mentioned and a Whisker Biscuit BO$$ Bandana, which you can wear as you see fit. Biker style, Tupac style, Bank Robber style, the sky is the limit!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    BO$$ Bitch/Main Man, if ya’ll didn’t recognize, these are glorious terms of endearment we use for you. And for tossing us a Benjamin, you will get everything above in a custom tote bag, PLUS a 2016 calendar featuring photos of the G Ride in action around all the beautiful art this year.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    For hollering at us so hard, you cats will be getting a spectacular 2nd hand clothing item, which we will transform with our custom screen print to show our gratitude for your contribution. You’ll get this gem along with everything else mentioned before, including the BO$$ calendar. And have no doubt this article of clothing will be funky fresh!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    At this point you are shining diamonds in our eyes… or rather our custom gold grillz. Thank you so much for your contribution! From here on out we’re throwing in the blooper reel from our oh so gangster BBQ video shoot. That’s right, you get all the previously mentioned perks plus the opportunity to glimpse our ghetto fabulous nature at it’s finest.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    G $, what can we say, we couldn't do this thing with out you! So we're throwing a party for the big backers from here on out. Help break in the light up dance floor, shoot some fire and roast some smores with us while you check out our art piece. Also know that you'll get all the fun little things previously mentioned, as is true with every tier up. If you don't live in Colorado we'll think of something special just for you :)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You are the original gangster and for your incredible donation we will give you the opportunity to preview the whip with a joy ridearound the neighborhood in Wondervu, CO . Plus, of course, all the gifts we've compiled thus far. Don't live in Colorado? No problem, we'll think of something, don't you worry. It WILL be worth it.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Pimp wizard, you’ve magically transformed our budget to be out of this world. For your generosity we’ll send you all the previously mentioned perks, but for your joyride around the neighborhood you get to bring your friends, up to 6 and we'll make you dinner. Food allergies? No problem, we'll cater to you. Seriously. You are INCREDIBLE!!! Don't live in Colorado? Again, we will definitely find a way to show you our eternal gratitude. Promise.

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