October 7, 2010
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May 19, 2010
Hearses, of course, started out as ornate horse-drawn carriages, and their coachwork-inspired design continued on well into the automotive age. Check out this flathead-six powered 1921 S & S hearse on eBay–not quite as over-the-top as later hearse caricatures like Carthedral, but not a bad rig for your final ride.
March 1, 2010
Tampa Sports Car Examiner
A proper salutation for a deceased performance enthusiast, the 440 big block hearse burnout is the ultimate in paying your respects to those who have moved on. Raising the dead and burning rubber, this is how you go out with a bang! Read more about hearse burnouts at Tampa Sports Car Examiner.
January 18, 2010
Really? Is this how you’d want to be remembered? As the chump who got hauled off to his grave in a tarted-up Lincoln Town Car on cheap 22′s with a fake Rolls front clip? Hell, yes. The seller claims that at its most recent funeral, this converted hearse had folks lining up to get their picture taken with it. Classy! Never mind that the interior looks like it’s out of a junkyard Crown Vic. Check out the eBay auction here.
March 19, 2009
Race fan Michael Owen, who once relocated so he could qualify for season tickets at Brands Hatch raceway in the UK, took a final lap around his beloved home track last week–in a hearse. Yep, the dead guy had arranged to have his cavalcade lap the track during his funeral procession. That’s nice and everything, but I guess it goes without saying that some things are better enjoyed alive. Read all about it here.
October 30, 2008
This great little Ford hearse is actually right here in Seattle, so I’m fighting the impulse to go check it out. It’s one of those Euro-style funeral coaches that puts the coffin right up on display in a glass case—even on the roof-rack for the funeral procession!—which just seems much creepier than the panel-sided hearses of the US, where we prefer to hide the dead. The seller explains that he had to draw the line at driving a black hearse—so he painted it Corvette yellow. As for the price, though, he’s totally dreaming, and is clearly trying to recoup some of the cost of shipping it over here. Check out the auction!
October 6, 2008
Well, I attended the Petit Le Mans, and it was awesome. But on Sunday, I had a bit of time to kill before my flight home, so I decided to check out Atlanta’s beautiful Oakland Cemetery. They happened to be having some kind of big swarming festival that day (not always what you most want to encounter in an otherwise peaceful boneyard), but the upshot of it all was that some cool cars showed up. This collection of vintage Cadillacs, owned mostly by members of the Cadillac-LaSalle Club, looked pretty badass chilling by the curb amidst a backdrop of headstones—it was like a funeral procession straight out of the 70s. Check out Mike Dougherty’s ’59 hearse, along with the ’56 Fleetwood, the white ’63 with the little fins, and the ’71 and ’72 DeVilles, below the jump.
How about you? What did you do this weekend?
April 8, 2008
By Rob Einaudi
Last fall we told you about the Denver Hearse Association. Well, they’re having their big party next month–Hearse Con 2008. Of course we’ll have tons of pics from the event, but if you like hearses, ambulances and goth chicks and live withing driving distance of Denver, you might want to mark May 9-11 on your calendar. More info at HearseClub.com. And a few more pics after the jump.
October 9, 2007
The Denver Hearse Association was formed in 1996 to bring Colorado hearse owners together, and has quickly grown into a very active club. Co-founder Zachary Byron Helm built a truly awesome flame-throwing hearse, Alexi 2–see more photos of his creations at funkerhearse.com. Talen, below, is one of many hearse girls. Also be sure to check out the hearse wrecks and, if you’re interested in buying a hearse, the hearse resources.