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The Scoop

The Pyrobar is a magical, artful craft, known to be a staple of roving bliss, fire and spectacle at Burningman and beyond. Sitting under the caption of "art car", this beast provides its festive charm to events and festivals all across Southern California, making the challenging annual pilgrimage to the Burn in Nevada.  Our community calling in this forum is to fund the latest dream to bring the next generation of the Pyrobar to fruition. Pyrobar 3.0.2!  Learn about it's exotic past, and charmed life below, to see how to get involved and help us keep this amazing example of moving art and entertainment not only alive, but thriving in its new form, so it can keep on providing smiles, titillation, and lighting up the nights in the warm glow of its fire.

+ Mid-way UPDATE! the bones of this campaign +

We are excited to show you in a bit more detail what this campaign really gets into as far the nuts and bolts.  Thanks again to all of the backers that are hopping on board and becoming part of this amazing crafts rise to new splendor! Much love and oily, dusty hugs...

Uhg... just the bones here:  Standard engine rebuilding kits. $209.52 -or- Much better higher performance rebuild kits:  $535.95 Headers:  $115.95 off of summit-  may not fit  Intake manifold:  $139.95 Fuel pump: $54.88 K&N air filter:  $55 New Oil: $60 New timing gears and chain: $25.95 Cam shaft and lifter kit:  $99.99 summit $1093 Tools: Piston Ring compresser:  $26.95 Valve Spring compressor Tool:  $49.95 at summit.  Cheaper at harbor freight Cam degree kit:  $84.95 Harmonic Balancer puller:  $40  or $17 if we can get a 3 jawed puller to work Slide Hammer Puller: $33 harbor freight for bearings Connecting rod balancing tool:   make or get machine shop to do it $236 Machining Block is sonic tested then cleaned and magnafluxed then its line honed with a new ARP main bolts, its decked, bored and plate honed and the lifter bores are lightly honed.  Install cam bearings and brass core plugs. may need to get the cam bore $500-$700 Chassis and Suspension New rear hd leaf springs $580 New air bags and related hardware $400-600 New rear shocks $110 Remove bar and crane Reinforce chassis and extend (steel, welding rod, hardware) $600-700 New lug studs $120 Brakes front and rear $145 At least 2 deep cell batteries $300  Wiring love  $340 

 Aesthetics and decorative list coming soon...

Pyro-History

The Pyrobar started its charmed life in 2004 with a collective of artists called Clan Destino.  This raucous Santa Barbara based performance group had built a few art cars for the famed Burning Man festival, with this one being built under the namesake to be the grandest and last under their tutelage.  In this vision, they took a 1975 chevy RV and ripped it up and warped into a roving box of splendid adult entertainment.  After a few strong years of providing to the Playa and beyond, this trusty steed was left in a lonely, Reno storage lot, waiting for its next life.  That day came in 2010 when its current owners, Mark and Corinna, heard the calling from afar, and acted on on it immediately.  Pyrobar's next phase took it to a new aesthetic height and direction, reflecting the mystic and wacky stylings of an Afghani jingle truck with a constantly growing degree of detail and offerings.

2011 Burning man
2011 Burning man

The Pyro-Goal   

As mentioned earlier, the Pyrobar, all be it robust and determined, is suffering in recent years from substantial mechanical problems and fatigue that have caused us extreme stresses and taken us into situations of near harm.  We have steered away from these plights time and time again, but last year's incident of loosing 2 rear wheels awoke us to act on smarter principals, and to finally take this car into a safer, stronger state.  That is the core motivation of this campaign here.  Additionally, we have dozens if not a hundred ideas from our greater community and our team as to aesthetic, lighting, rigging, sound system, beverage chillers, instrument panels and safety gear needed to be at our most amazing. 

Essentially, we are going to use the lions share of funds... after taxes, for a full rebuild of the engine, transmission, suspension, and chassis fortification.  We hope to exceed our Kickstarter base amount so as to add interactive and amazing effects to what is already there.  Largely, that relates to adding projection, better lights, and exciting details that participants will experience when riding with us.

The Launch Party in Santa Barbara!

What a party.. this was the invite to our Kick-off that rocked and lit up the town
What a party.. this was the invite to our Kick-off that rocked and lit up the town

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Challenges!? Death and/or rapture... that would be the only thing preventing success of the monumental but exciting work ahead. It's not just our team, but our whole community that backs this beast and wants to see her rise to new heights and participate in the next iteration.. Pyrobar 3.0.2!

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    If you have every had a drink or a ride on the the Pyrobar, then this is a way for you to give back. If you haven’t had the pleasure, give anyhow, and we’ll pretend you were there!

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    "Pyro-challice" As seen on the Pyrobar, we will engrave our signature graphic on a classic copper mug and send it to you with 2 "Blaster-coins".

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    "Cooley glasses" Get an original, limited edition set of sunglasses from artist David Cooley. As a member of our team, he has made these special specs to emulate the line arrays of our sacred crane. www.davidcooleyart.com

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    "The Lucid Pack" I ticket to join us at Lucidity in Santa Barbara's Live Oak Park, April 12-14th, where Pyrobar will be adding it's flaming glory to the mayhem in our own local music and arts festival. This Pack includes our "Pyro-strong" bracelet and sticker. www.lucidityfestival.com

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    Limited Edition Pyrobar 2013 concept art (50) Receive a signed and numbered quality print of the Pyrobar's future direction by designer/artist Mark Goerner. www.GRNR.com

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    "The Unholy Grail" This mystical goblet of the finest make, lives up to its name as it is without holes, and thusly never runs dry when in the confines of the Pyrobar. An assortment of the swagiest swag will accompany this amazingly infinite crunk.

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    "Pyromance on the beach" just got even more amazing! Do you have a special occasion planned, a big day coming up? Or do you seek unusual, unforgettable experiences? Well... wait no more! You and 10, yes 10!!! of your lucky friends are invited to a stellar 5 course dinner on the Pyrobar, prepared by renowned "Nimita's cuisine". Enjoy the delicious culinary offerings while being wined and dinned in royal style. You will feel like kings and queens, enjoying a magical, lovingly curated, all inclusive evening while watching the sunset from the shores of sunny Santa Barbara. After dinner, we will serve a variety of delicious treats with an enticing selection of after-dinner drinks and pyro-mariment. You will be entertained by your very own fire performers, lead by fire dancer Lora Wereb, into a blazing, amazing spectacle of an evening. (This pledge can be redeemed on a fitting time in the next 12 month)

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    "Mega-Pyro-Party" Imagine all the glory and charm of the Pyrobar in your back yard! This pledge not only secures Pyrobar's longevity, but get's you a private party in your honor complete with aerialists, fire performers, a spectacular spread of food, bartenders, DJs and a night you will never forget. This get's you a lions share of swag on all levels and is available to those within a 150 mile distance from Santa Barbara, or as far as AAA tow service covers...:) Imagine a party that no one will forget that celebrates our most vibrant culture of art and fire straight from our central California home of Santa Barbara. Please contact me for a better understanding of the experience this Pledge provides.. You will be our angel and hero!

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