CC Outtake: Apocalypse Rat Rod, Portlandia Edition

As many of you know, Portland is chock full of weird automobiles. So when I went downtown for the annual Pride Celebration, Saturday afternoon, it is not surprising I found some strange cars.  But I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting to find anything quite like this.

Is it a sign of impending “Mad Max” like chaos, or simply whimsical rolling art? I don’t care. I love it.

I have no Idea exactly what this is, but it is able to get noticed in an area with drag queens on stilts and glitter coated topless young ladies. That is the definition of gravitas.

Power for this strange “Rat Rod” comes from a definitely not vintage 4 cylinder engine.  I was so stunned by all the crazy details that I never even looked at the interior. All I can say is someone has some amazing talent and imagination.  This is exactly why it’s so fun to be a car guy in Portland. You really never know what you are going to see driving around this place.