If you were 3 years old, what car do you want your parents to own? It’s not an easy question to ask a 3 year old as there answers are limited. However, Lightning McQueen surely has to be one of the top. And, if you need a sporty looking vehicle to base your Lightning McQueen on – what would you choose? A Volvo 740 of course.
In this case, three grown adults made the car of their dreams, apparently. A Volvo 740 plucked from obscurity that had spent its life driving round the UK’s home counties, was now made into an art car. And driven across Europe repeatedly on our events.
I’ve never actually worked out what the motivation to make this car was, apart from further capitalising on a Cars dvd they had obviously bought.
You may be wondering whether there are any similarities between this car and a real sports car. There aren’t.
However, the side effect of being the proud owner of Lightning McQueen meant that the owner was constantly bugged by their kids to take them to school in Lightning, which included half the kids from the neighbourhood. As the owner lamented one day, we can do the school run in a brand new Mercedes, or Lightning. Lightning won every time.
So there we have it. How to impress your children. Make Lightning McQueen.
By Justin Clements Street Safari