(“Psychedelic Car,” 1968. Photograph by Myron Wood, © Pikes Peak Library District. Image number 002-2613.)

Color photo of station wagon painted in bright colors and wild patterns including sun, leaves, fish, and female figures. Back windows are painted white with “Cerebral Circus and Phreeque Show” painted in decorative lettering. Young man wearing striped t-shirt sits in driver’s seat. Passersby on sidewalk stare at the car. Photo identified on back as Nevada Avenue.

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One Response to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 4/13/10: Hippie Car

  1. Becky says:

    I was 16 years old back in ’68, hanging out at Acacia Park when I first saw this hippie-mobile drive by. I could be wrong, but I think it was owned by a guy who ran a ‘head shop’ downtown. Instead of this photo making me feel old, I have a strange desire to put on a pair of bellbottoms, paint a flower on my cheek,and sing a chorus of White Rabbit. Groovy, huh?


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