Reduced to its simplest expression, a car is a thing that takes us from one place to another, "Anything extra is purely for our personal comfort and enjoyment." says artist Joey Ruiter.
The Reboot Buggy is a 470 horsepower mid-engined vehicle with a 383 cubic-inch, small block V8 sitting in the middle of what is essentially an open frame. 40″ tires, independent suspension, a rear locker and a winch round out the minimalist package.
"I've personally becoming more and more frustrated with new automobiles. The fluff, the marketing, the gadgets, the nicknacks, and the do-dads are overwhelming. I want to go back to the drive. When the drive was enough."
"We've layered and layered until I saw a cover for a cover under a hood covered in paint with a cover to protect the paint?... Seems silly to describe but that is a true statement. It's just all gotten out of control."
"I drive old era cars. Cars that need your full attention when driving. I can feel the road, I hear the motor, and I understand whats happening around me mechanically. As an artist I want to make a statement about the car. It's basically an exercise in creating a capable vehicle with really common parts."
Photos: Dean Van Dis