By Popular Demand: A Unimog in an Art Car Parade.

Thanks to JeepyJayhawk, the Hooniverse witnessed a great “Art Car” in the form of an IsettaCopter. It seems that I left out the other interesting “Art Car”, a vintage Unimog with Case Tractor Attachments.

I really have nothing more to say, so enjoy the images, and thanks again JeepyJayhawk!


  1. That is awesome!
    If could think of a single thing to do with a Unimog that justified it's incredible competence at doing things I never do, I'd get one tomorrow!

          1. That makes four (somewhat – KC area) locals that I'm aware of … you, Jeepy, Tanshanomi and me.

  2. That's what I'm talkin' about, Jeepy! That thing is awesome, and it's a CASE!!! Well, it's not a Case, but its backhoe bits are, and that's good enough for me. I guess it's a Casimog. Or a UniCase. I love it. This is enough to make me forget the Isetta from earlier.

  3. They almost never run out of beer in Lawrence, but this one did cause a few dropped jaws. I know the guy who drove this one, I'll see if I can track him down and trade him some libations for some story bits.

  4. That's a very cool toy/tool. Trivia note,:Case handled US distribution for Unimogs for a while in the 70s, and based on a period illustration the flatbed and headache rack were standard on Case Unimogs.

  5. Back when I was in the Army in Europe, there were lucky engineer units who got to tool around in these. Nowadays, after running a Cat skidsteer all aftenoon, I can appreciate a valuable tool like this. We have a Cat backhoe at work, too, but this is way more stylish. This was in a hippy art car parade? I can just imagine the wrecked buzzes, but the more industrious ones would have hallucinated this cultivating fields of da kine, running on hemp oil.

  6. A long time ago at [REDACTED], they posed the question, "What's your favorite Driving road?" and of course it got the usual replies. Cpt. Severe and I nominated Arizona's equivalent to the Tail of the Dragon, US 191 'betwixt Hannagan's Meadow and Morenci, a little-traveled and incredibly beautiful road in a remote part of AZ on the NM border. The numerous signs at the top and bottom warn, "No Trucks, RV's or any other Vehicle over 28ft", and my favorite, "Dangerous Mountain Grades, Speed Limit 15mph Next 58 miles."
    They have a whole fleet of these at the top, except with spreader boxes instead of the back-hoe in an effort to keep the road open in Winter.
    I've Driven a Big-Truck past signs like these before, when I knew (or thought I knew the Road well enough) or necessity demanded it, but in NO WAY would I even try and drag a 45' trailer down that road. Driving a little-bitty snow-plow on a road like this would be the only way to do it, and it would be completely insane.

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