For every outstanding rendering of a concept car that captures our imagination, there are also those cars that get our attention for all the wrong reasons. This one ranks high on our list.

Normally, Volvos hold a special place in our hearts, but when somebody decides to cover it with those electric singing fishes, it goes without saying that ‘shocked’ is far too mild of a reaction for us. This particular video is courtesy of Richard Carter, the supposed ‘braniac’ of this singing fish-covered Volvo 240. Calling it the ‘Sashimi Tabernacle Choir’ – ingenious name, by the way – Carter describes how annoying it would be to have hundreds of those singing fishes plastered on his car to his fellow motorists.

Carter even spared no expense in creating his own singing band of merry crustaceans, which, incidentally, comes with its own conductor, Larry the Lobster. Carter also has two soloists – one male and one female – who sometimes perform duets together complete with background accompaniment from the ‘fishchestra’.

Normally, we’d be cringing at the thought of a Volvo being subjected to this kind of abuse but hey, today is Thanksgiving. So to celebrate this occasion, we’re going to take a slightly more upbeat approach and instead give thanks to videos like this that never fails to draw a chuckle from us.


Source: Geeks are Sexy

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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  (534) posted on 03.23.2010

Cool, we also have one of those singing fish. The fish usually sang “don’t worry be happy” song.

  (780) posted on 02.4.2010

Lol. Well I’d say that Carter is right, it made people laugh. I wonder if he found that octopus he is looking for now. He must have worked hard on it as the fishes are synchronized. Kinda interesting way to determine speed too. By lobster pops. Lol.

  (1332) posted on 12.8.2009

Spongebob and Patrick is mad at Carter right now. They were the real superstars of the sea but the geek guy did not tagged them along.
The Volvo looks antique, it’s okay if it was used for fun, at least he made so many people him.

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