I took these photos in Classic Motors of Washington, D.C.
This car is made of Victorian Pennies from the U.K.
The pennies are special (1837-1901) with an intricate design of British Queen Victoria.
This car is one of only 9 in the entire world.
The sign in the back window says, "This vehicle is not for sale."
It's got to be some job to get all those old pennies on this car.
I remember when we were kids my sister had this long green plastic container for collecting pennies.
Pennies already back in those days were worthless, and it was just a hobby to throw them in and see how many we could collect.
After some years, the thing was so heavy, I could use it for my exercise routine.
So why do we still make stupid pennies...for classic collector vehicles?
Old habits die hard, and the government is a big bureaucratic ship that doesn't turn on a penny or dime or whatever--I think that's the real reason we still do so many nonsensical things. ;-)
(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal)