Driving miss crazy — Mutant Vehicle applications now open


The Coco Poco Loco Mutant Vehicle at Burning Seed 2014. Photo by Randy Brophy

As Red Earth City has grown, so has the desire for driving miss crazy and Mutant Vehicles around the Paddock.

To ensure that we support the evolution of this creative colour while maintaining the safety of our community and the event itself, we have created a Red Earth Department of Mutant Vehicles — say howdy do — and introduced a registration process.

If you are planning on bringing a Mutant Vehicle to Burning Seed this year and it’s over 250 kilograms, you need to apply for a licence before September 1.

Contact redmv@burningseed.com, and they will send you the relevant terms & conditions, documentation and procedures, and review your application.

If you’re bringing a Mutant Vehicle under 250 kilograms, you also need to email redmv@burningseed.com for conditions. Please note: Submitting an application will NOT automatically mean you can bring your Mutant Vehicle to Burning Seed.


Mutant Vehicles come in all shapes and sizes.

What is a mutant vehicle you ask?

Mutant Vehicles may include such non-standard motorised forms such as furniture, other non-street vehicles such as a boat or train, animals, or just about anything imaginable. For safety reasons, they must not mimic any type of emergency service or law enforcement vehicle.

A Mutant Vehicle is a unique, motorised creation that shows little or no resemblance to their original form, or to any standard street vehicle. Mutant Vehicles are radically, stunningly, (usually) permanently, and safely modified from their base vehicle. Sometimes the whole vehicle is made from scratch.

Vehicles merely stripped to the frame and engine, and vehicles with minimal changes or temporary decorations are not considered Mutant Vehicles.