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This Art Piece Depicts the Slowest Volkswagen Golf Crash Ever

This art piece depicts a Volkswagen Golf crashing over the span of an entire month. I came across this yesterday when I was browsing the Internet, and it’s undoubtedly one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen. Naturally, I watched it with great interest.

I know what you’re thinking: What do I mean by “a Volkswagen Golf crashing over the span of an entire month?” You’re thinking I mean some artist is taking a month to paint a Volkswagen Golf crash, or maybe there’s some video showing a Volkswagen Golf crashing over and over again for a whole month. But neither of those things is what I mean. I mean what I said: This art piece depicts a Volkswagen Golf crashing over the span of an entire month. See the used Volkswagen Golf models for sale near you

Here are the details. Dubbed “Slow Motion Car Crash” by Jonathan Schipper, this month-long Volkswagen Golf crash/art installation took place in Europe in 2012. To create it, Schipper placed a Volkswagen Golf against a wall and rigged it to move at approximately 7 millimeters per hour, 24 hours a day, for a month. The car starts off just fine, and then, as you can watch in the above video — that’s week two — the Golf slowly starts to become more and more crumpled. If you’d like to see more, as I did, here’s week one, and here’s week three.

Interestingly, this is not the only slow-motion car crash Schipper has orchestrated. Apparently, he’s done the same thing several times — most notably with a 1970s Chevy Camaro and a Pontiac Firebird, which folded like a road map. The Golf, meanwhile, stays fairly intact — although that could be because its 7mm-per-hour top speed is far less than the combined 14mm-per-hour top speed of the Camaro and the Firebird, which just feels like wild recklessness by comparison. Find a used Volkswagen Golf for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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