Rusty Slammington, a car that is either absolutely loved, or absolutely hated. There was never any middle ground between those two camps. To some, it was a blasphemous hunk of metal that should have never existed in the first place, to others, it was pure inspiration. It’s a car that has seen countless phases in its life. It has been purposely rusted and suffered an accident which saw the first death of the car. It then saw a second life as the chop topped Rusty we either love or loathe and just recently, it suffered another death, this time by fire. Today, Mike Burroughs has decided to restore the car once again.
This brief, from Mike, is really the best explanation on why he decided to restore the car for a second time:
“…Rusty isn’t an extension of me, because Rusty is his own self. Rusty is more than a car, and if you doubt that for a second, I can say it’s only because you’ve never had the chance to meet him. I’ll be honest for a moment. Rusty is probably my best friend. Yeah, that might not be the “coolest” thing in the world to some, but I’ll just hope that they simply don’t “get it”, and that’s okay. Rusty and I have been through a lot. Probably more than most friendships could hope for in the good times or handle in the bad. Rusty has become the one thing I’ve always been able to count on, no matter what. He’s always there.”
So no folks, Mike did not purposely burn his garage to get attention. There are no conspiracies. There’s just a man and the undying love for his car. And in this day and age, that should be more than enough.
We are very excited to know that he’s in the process of restoring the, now, twice dead Rusty. We’ll also be keeping you guys up to date when updates of the current restore and build process arises (pun intended).
Let’s think for a minute, what does it really take to kill a car? Read about Mike’s heartfelt announcement on Stanceworks.