Drive Like A Hippie

SWEET HIPPIE RIDES

Volkswagen Microbus (1942–1971)

Volkswagen Beetle (1950–1965)

Volkswagen Squareback (1962–1973)

Volkswagen Fastback (1962–1973)

Volvo sedan (1950–1965)

Saab (1950–1965)

GMC/Chevy or Ford pickup (1951–1956)

Retired mail truck, school bus, hearse, ice cream truck, or repair van

INTERIOR DECORATIONS

Beads

Peace symbol pendants

Sage (to cover odor)

Crystal teardrops, strung on leather straps

Stained-glass pendants, strung on ribbons

Dreamcatchers

A lock of your old lady’s hair

PAINT YOUR VEHICLE! CONSIDER…

Breaching whales (not “beaching” whales. That would be a bummer.)

Grateful Dead skeletons and/or bears

Flowers

Psychedelic swirls

Airbrushed likeness of Jimi Hendrix, or yourself, or your old lady

IF YOUR “CAR” IS A BICYCLE

Spray it with paint (pink, green, or zebra stripes).

Add streamers to the handlebars.

Thread wildflowers between the spokes.

Find a small child to ride on your handlebars.

Attach a basket to the front (for carrying produce) and a milk crate to the back (for carrying litters of kittens).

Add a cheerful-sounding horn.

Glue tiny plastic farm animals all over the bumpers.

TYPICAL HIPPIE BUMPER STICKERS

Peace slogans*

“Music slogans

Marijuana slogans*

Tolkien quotations

*These may increase chances of getting pulled over.

Sources: Hippie Handbook

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