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Detroit’s weird and beautiful CarCroach comes up for charity auction


DETROIT – If you’ve been to an event, parade, or anything that can fit a car in Detroit, you may have come across the CarCroach.

And if you don’t remember it, you probably haven’t seen it.

The CarCroach is, well, a vehicle, of sorts. It can certainly move and drive, but it’s not your typical streetcar. Developed by Ryan Doyle, the CarCroach was built in a modern studio located at the original Lincoln Motors facility in Detroit. It’s built from recycled steel, haphazard finds and diverted trash, all on the chassis of a 2004 Honda Civic.

The CarCroach is meant to be a symbol of survival in Detroit, of course playing on the indestructibility of a cockroach.

It has become a staple of Detroit events, such as the annual Red Dwarf March parade through the Cass Corridor in Detroit. He gained a lot of attention on social media after being spotted at several protests last summer.

Now Doyle is auctioning the car for a good cause: Project Burning Man.

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Burning Man Project and Sotheby’s are collaborating to produce an online charity auction that will feature an eclectic and genre-defying selection of artwork, collectibles, mutant vehicles, NFTs and artist experiences for sale and creators within and alongside the Burning Man community.

Unlimited space… The possibilities of Burning Man provide crucial funds to help ensure the long-term survival of The Burning Man Project, and directly support Burning man arts and Civic engagement programs, which nurture an ecosystem of artists, creators and community leaders.

Sotheby’s estimates the auction between $ 30,000 and $ 60,000.

Check out the full auction article here, with more information on Ryan Doyle and the CarCroach.

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