Is Mad Max Driving A Limo In New York?

Last week, I was driving down Division Place in Greenpoint when I noticed something at the corner of Porter Avenue…

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…what has to be the weirdest limo I have ever seen:

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Once a normal Lincoln Towncar, the body has been covered in metalwork straight out of Mad Max:

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Everything is jagged and menacing, from the grill and hood…

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…to the angles protruding from the roof like dragon scales…

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…to the spiked bumper. I can’t recall what Bowser drives in MarioKart 64, but it should have been this:

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As it turns out, the limo was made by artist/designer Yarrow Mazzetti, who creates similarly strange and exotic art pieces for his Overkill Movement company. According to this article on TribecaCitizen.com, the metal adornments were inspired by the way Oakley sunglasses wrap around your face. At the time of the article, Mazzetti was using it as his primary vehicle. Oh, and at night, it glows:

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You can see more of his Art Car creations here. Mad Max would approve.

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8 comments

  1. Cool! You absolutely hit the nail on the head with Mad Max – it absolutely looks like it came out of that movie!

  2. Nice! I see this car driving around Greenpoint all the time, and always wondered what the deal was.

  3. Art must pay pretty well, if he can afford to put gas in that as a daily driver!

  4. This is always parked in my neighborhood in front of the Tortillerias on Morgan Ave.

  5. Yes, well, “interesting”, but well, ugly.

    But as hideously ugly “art”, I suppose in NYC, it’s woth MILLIONS!

  6. Barry Saltmarsh

    BIG AUSTRALIAN MOVIE FEAST ON TCM THIS WEEKEND, SHOULD BE A BIG BLAST FROM THE PAST.
    I saw Barry Mackenzie and MAD MAX here is Australia when they first came out and thoroughly enjoyed both.
    I live in Tasmania, Australia

  7. I’d like to find this car in Google Street View…

  8. i saw this car driving down the west side drive last summer, so cool!!! love your site scout btw!! i read it religiously and even made a check list of things to see that you’ve written about, love putting check marks down my list now that its warm out!! keep it up!! 🙂

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