Sunday, June 19, 2011

On the Road Art

A familiar sight to anyone who travels up and down Route 7 in Vermont. This guy stands strong in front of Pioneer Auto Sales, a used car lot, near the town of Brandon, Vermont. He's a one-of-a-kind anywhere you'd find him, but especially here in Vermont due mainly to our strict regulations regarding signage, billboards, and roadside advertising. Makes me wonder how this one slipped through the cracks.  I mean, really. Did the zoning board not notice?  Or did they fall in love like the rest of us?
He was built in 1987 by T.J. Neil.  Mr. Neil had apparently done some work around the owner's pool and was invited to put something in front of the business. This is his vision.
It took three months to construct and a crane to lift the car to it's lofty perch.
You can hop up and sit  in his lowered hand, or place your babies there for a cute pic. you love it or hate it?

What's cool in your town?  


  1. Love it.

    So much of the advertising landscape is cookie cutter and ugly. This has heart. The whimsy of it makes me smile. Not a lot makes me smile on a drive. jan

  2. Aah, so THIS is the car in the air a blogger mentioned in a comment. I'll have to take a drive someday.

  3. I love quirky things like this! (Though I might feel differently if it was across the street from me!) :D

  4. Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. I love taking pictures of things like this! Around here, there is a giant man made out of red plastic Coca Cola boxes. I've also found a giant soccer ball and a giant strawberry. I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by

    I hope you are having a great week!