Washington, D.C. is ready for Halloween! Row houses have been covered with giant cobwebs, yards scattered with pop-up ghouls, and porches decorated with cleverly carved pumpkins. Our neighbor has a giant arachnid perched above the front door–and when I say “giant,” I mean the spider is half the size of a car. Eek! Traditional yard and house decorations aside, every once in awhile I see a decorated car (a few pumpkin stickers or a fake bat)– but that’s child’s play compared to some of the die-hard Halloween decorators out there. These die-hard Halloween fans have graduated from the spooky house and yard decorations to the drivable canvases parked in their garages. Their cars.
I would like to honor these die-hard decorators with an awards ceremony that I’ve created just for them.
Here are the winners of the first annual Automo-BOO-le Awards:
Award: Most Disturbing Presentation
Winner: Silver Jeep Wrangler
I think someone needs to see a shrink…
Award: Best Spook-tacular Car Modification
Winner: Alien PT Cruiser
I doubt anyone will try and brake-check this car.
Award: Best Minimalist Presentation
Winner: Ghost Smart Car
Come on, it’s just so cute!
Award: Most Creative Mix of “All Things Creepy”
Winner: Chop-Shop Honda Accord
This looks like a car for Beetlejuice–and all his weird friends. Is that Gandalf in the back?
Award: Best Costume for a Retro Car
Winner: Pirate Ship Volkswagen Thing
It must be magic–how does she drive AND sail at the same time?
Award: Best Use of a Pumpkin
Winner: Evil, Orange Hot Rod
This Pumpkin will call you out for not using your blinker.
Award: Most-Likely to Make Your Skin Crawl
Winner: Slithery Snake Hatchback
This car belongs to either a Herpetologist, Britney Spears, or Dennis Rodman. My money is on Rodman.
Award: Best Use of a Spider
Winner: Arachnid Pontiac Bonneville
Proof that pipe-cleaners still come in handy after kindergarten.
Award: Best Car Costume Inspired by a Movie
Winner: Ghostbusters Scion xB
Best use of a Scion xB to date.
Award: Strangest Use of Baby Dolls and Skulls
Winner: Weird Canadian Car
I’m assuming someone always wanted a Cabbage Patch doll and just never got one…
Award: Most Kid-Friendly Car Costume
Winner: Mater Pick up truck
Everybody loves Mater!