Hooniverse Asks: Do you Caroween?

Because I’m a dork I somehow manage to tie a lot of things in my life to cars. For instance, I can’t remember people’s names but I sure as hell remember the make, model, trim, and color, and any unusual characteristics of the cars they drive. I have a sneaking suspension that I’m not the only one with this syndrome.

Today is Halloween. Happy Halloween. And yes, I’m dressing up. This year, like last year, like the year before, and like the year before that, I’m a race car driver. This year I get a free pass because I moved to a new neighborhood and no one has seen this SFI-5 costume of mine yet. I’ll leave the HANS device at home.

Some years ago while walking around Beacon Hill on Halloween, which is always a big thing there, I saw this Bugaboo stroller modified to look like the Flintstones’ car. Is’t that just brilliant?

Today we ask, do in anyway incorporate cars into Halloween?

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16 responses to “Hooniverse Asks: Do you Caroween?”

  1. 0A5599 Avatar

    My teenage offspring wanted to get a decrepit cargo van and paint FREE CANDY on the sides for Halloween this year. I think he was planning on the van, insurance, etc. being funded out of my pockets, though.

    1. Lokki Avatar

      And bail…. don’t forget bail.

    2. smalleyxb122 Avatar

      I like this idea, but have you seen the prices on decrepit cargo vans?

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  2. P161911 Avatar

    Yes, sometimes at the church Trunk or Treat. Hatchbacks make good sharks. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e0757ad65c02819ab1bfa675cc5eaf55d29096c9464ee3acd47db22c9ce6207a.jpg

  3. Zentropy Avatar

    I usually dress up to entertain the kids and to just amuse myself, but I don’t drag my car into it (I hate it when people decorate their cars). I could see dressing myself up as something car-related, but I doubt any of my neighbors would understand if I dressed up like this guy:


  4. Maymar Avatar

    I think I dressed up as Black Stig one Halloween (since it was easy enough, I had a black motorcycle helmet and synthetic jacket already), and a generic race car driver as a kid, but that’s about it.

  5. mdharrell Avatar

    Not intentionally as such, but at our old place where the only thing visible from the street was a sampling of my cars, for some reason we never had anyone come down the driveway for candy on Halloween. Or for anything else at any other time, either, come to think of it.


  6. danleym Avatar

    I built my 3 year old an excavator costume. When asked what he wanted to be, that was his answer. Not quite a car, but as close as I’ve come.

    1. Kamil K Avatar
      1. danleym Avatar


        The arm articulates by a pull handle next to him. Did this last year, he liked it so much it’s all he wants to wear again this year. Nothing but cardboard, duct tape, and spray paint.

        1. Kamil K Avatar

          That is really great!!

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        3. Sjalabais Avatar

          Is the Daddy-of-the-year-award a repeatable feat? Well done!

  7. Wayward David Avatar
    Wayward David

    One year I backed my old white Taurus wagon into the drive at a crazy angle (my driveway was 2 cars wide and 1 car long) and covered the rear side windows with white plastic tablecloths and cardboard landau thingys to simulate a hearse. I made two zombies by stuffing old clothes and fitting zombie masks on top, and placed them in the front seat. Then I hid behind the gate by the garage. When I could see people approach my driveway I clicked the door lock button on my key fob, causing the cabin lights to come on. Fun fact: when suddenly in the presence of two zombies in a hearse, kids laugh. Parents scream.