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Old 12-11-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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LaContessa Gone

The Spanish Galleon replica LaContessa, built on a skoolie body, seen by many of you at Burningman, is gone as a result of arson. She was burned on the land where it had been stored N of Gerlach, NV. Apparently the new land owner (not Burningman friendly) could not get the owners to remove it when he bought the land.....
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:30 AM   #2
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Here is a video I found showing it now.
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:31 PM   #3
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Very Sad. Such a unique concept for an old bus. Makes me think that whoever owned it needed to ensure they had a secure location to store it though. Either way, it was one of a kind.

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Old 12-19-2006, 05:08 PM   #4
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how very sad I was fortunate enough to have to opportunity to climb around inside of and on top of this beauty a couple years back. I took these photos at bm2005 I think.

here's a link to all my lacontessa photos:

http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Sk...s/pirate-ship/

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Old 12-19-2006, 05:18 PM   #5
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here's a page all about her history....i had no idea that they used engineers and computers to construct the beast

http://www.core77.com/reactor/burning_man.html
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