Boston Globe Covers Saab 9-3 “Art Car” By Rebecca Perlo

Posted on 01. Dec, 2008 by in 2000-2009, 9-3


Photo Credit: Saab History, Swedish Car Day 2001

In 2001, I first found out about this car through a friend who saw the vehicle located in a parking lot, then both of us later saw the first Boston globe writeup on it titled “Chaos Car”.

After reading the piece in the Globe about Rebecca Perlo, of Boston, Massachusetts and her car, I decided that on behalf of my club, the New England Saab Association, to invite her the 2nd annual Swedish Car Day in Brookline, Massachusetts later that same year.

I vividly recall the looks by everyone in attendance that day, as she drove out onto the grass with the rest of us. I was honored that she made an appearance showing her “dare to be different” 2000 Saab 9-3 hatchback with an artistic flare.

Here is the video done on chronicle showcasing this “Chaos car”, as well as an exerpt from the recent coverage yet again, by the Boston Globe titled “Artistic license”.

“Artistic License”

Rebecca Perlo’s toy collection is simply overwhelming: Nemo, Simba, Fantastic Man, and “Evil” Homer Simpson action figures; Barney, Bugs Bunny, and Princess Leia Pez dispensers; Playskool people, Lego people, Rock’Em Sock’Em Robots, and Mr. Potato Head.

Throw in some yo-yos, a miniature slot machine and a rubber ducky or two, and lots of other stuff, and the number of toys in Perlo’s menagerie hits 1,000, maybe even 1,500. Where does she keep them all? Glued to the hood, roof, doors and fenders of her 1999 Saab.

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