the NIMBY truck - burning man 2007

The NIMBY truck (NIMBY = Not In My BackYard)

The NIMBY truck is owned by MIke Snook who runs the NIMBY warehouse in Oakland.­

Rhett Smith wrote:

It's a M35A1 2.­5 ton military truck from c.­ 1965.­ How do I know this? I worked on it for several years doing mostly engine & drivetrain maintenance in Oakland, CA.­ NIMBY is a fantastic place for artists to revitalize older equipment into "Art Cars" that grace the Burning Man Festival.­ Because of its ability to run on almost any fuel (except aviation gasoline) this specimen has been powered by vegetable oils WITHOUT ANY modifications for over four years.­ Part of our Cold War legacy: to make any engine run on multifuels when fighting against enemy forces in territories that may not have specific fuels for MILSPEC engines.­ Snook Smith has created an exceptional "green" power based vehicle that has delighted BM participants for years!

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2007 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

6x6 all-terrain army truck art car giant lorry M35A1 military truck NIMBY not in my back yard parasol umbrella
Route Hope, Black Rock City, NV, USA

Photos of art cars at the Burning Man festival.­

Those art cars are heavily decorated and customized vehicles that are used during the Burning Man festival.­

Most art cars are not street-legal, but some are, and they can be spotted occasionally on the road or on city streets.­

For information about the Burning Man Festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.

Burning Man Festival

Photos per year: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998.

Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.­

The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert.­ A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.­

The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man).­ The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.­

If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.­burningman.­org.

Burning Man 2007 photos by Tristan Savatier.­

For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.