As we begin preparation for Dustiny’s THIRD trip to the playa, we’re feeling a little nostalgic. They say you never forget your first time, and in the case of the Mars Rover Art Car’s first trip to the playa, that is very true. Here are some of our favorite photos from Burning Man 2013.
The Captain and the Admiral
It took a ridiculous amount of work to get here, and it didn’t even kill their friendship! In fact, the long hours of building, solving problems, sweating, commiserating, and encouraging each other to keep going, created a strong friendship. The Admiral and Captain Everything are best friends for life. And eternally grateful to the rest of the MRAC crew!
Street Legal!Well, street legal in Black Rock City anyway! All art cars need to pass inspection and be approved by the Department of Mutant Vehicles. Here’s Dustiny getting licensed for playa-driving, as Motorbike Matt, Captain Everything, and Mama Overlord excitedly look on.
The Mars Rover Art Car was invited inside the perimeter so we could broadcast the burn of the Man over the internet! One of our main goals for the trip to BRC with the MRAC was to broadcast back to the default world, just like the Mars Curiosity Rover broadcasts back to Earth from Mars. Being able to do this was an honor and a privilege that we’ll never forget.
Broadcasting the Burn would not have been possible without this incredible team — Matt and Marc worked technological magic and got us online in a mostly-internetless environment. They kept the equipment running through dust and smoke.
Basically, these guys totally rocked Burn Night.
Matt and Marc keeping the cameras streaming while Rovernauts watch the Man burn. Major Tom standing beside the Rover with his camera. His photos from Burn Night are amazing. And we’ll be posting them soon. Stay tuned!
A Wonderful First Trip to the Playa
This was not only Dustiny’s first trip to the playa. It was also Mama Overlord’s first trip. The Admiral was thrilled that his amazing wife had such a wonderful time at Burning Man. She is a true Burner. Her enthusiasm is contagious and she also gets huge kudos for putting up with the Rovernaut crew building art at her home for the past 3+ years!