Do you have a Halloween costume for your car?
But Halloween costumes for cars?
Now that could start a trend.
Vehicles that donned costumes were an added attraction to Sunday's Fort Wayne regional Sports Car Club of America autocross event at IPFW, where an ordinary student parking lot donned orange highway cones to become a hairpin-turn-filled race course.
And a 1967 black Chevelle with tinted windows sported a custom-made topper to become an ersatz hearse.
"I thought it'd be fun, Halloween style," said the vehicle's owner, Wayne Houchin, 42, of Fort Wayne, who decked himself out in black to play undertaker.
"I hope they'll be dying for a ride," he said of his competitors.
Jordan Knerr, 23, rigged up his 2002 Subaru Outback station wagon - ordinarily his "daily drive" to his job as a mechanical engineer at the Bridgestone plant in Findlay, Ohio - as the Ectomobile from "Ghostbusters."
Knerr, an IPFW graduate from Fort Wayne who now lives in Findlay, had working strobe lights on the front grille, a siren and an orange flashing light on top and authentic decals.
He even brought the movie's theme song to be played over the loudspeakers as he negotiated the course.
"White station wagon - "Ghostbusters." It just came to me," he said.
- Posted on October 29, 2012
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