The Art of the Eggplant

A story about a car that was the minivan equivalent of the Magic Schoolbus.

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Growing up, I had the best car ever. A purple 1996 Dodge Caravan, the Eggplant was my noble steed from 2006 through 2012. Throughout that time, the ‘plant got a little bit decorated. Over the years, the roof was covered with signatures, drawings, newspaper clippings, and more.

Next to a horse. Next to a horse.

During a typical New England winter During a typical New England winter.

Like all cars, Suze, as the Eggplant was also know, got old and started to break down. We had to put her down in December 2012. But the Eggplant went out in style. Before she got scrapped for parts, I threw a party inside the car. About 10 or so people crammed into the Eggplant’s hallowed shell one last time. We even got pizza delivered to the car! It was a great time.

Before we parted ways, here are some pictures I snapped of the art of the Eggplant. And then it…

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