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11/01 2016

Dive into this bumper crop of car-themed jack-o’-lanterns EVERYTHING FROM MOPUMPKIN OR NO PUMPKIN TO HONDA LOGOS BY:  GRAHAM KOZAK

Every year we tell ourselves we’re gonna do a car-themed jack-o’-lanternwhen Halloween rolls around. Sure enough, every year we totally forget. A quick glance around the internet shows that there were no shortage of enthusiasts picking up our slack, pouring their hearts and souls into the most emphemeral of artistic mediums: the humble pumpkin.

As far as holiday/big brand mashups go, the car-o’-lantern trend is one we can get behind. For one, these softly glowing gourds seem to be almost totally homespun. No multimillion-dollar autumn-flavored ad campains here, thank you. Just real people armed with kitchen knives, creativity and cutting skills that remind us that not everybody is cut out to be a brain surgeon.

Plus, as far as heartfelt tributes to your favorite cars go, it’s blessedly temporary compared to some of the alternatives. Maybe a bit less scary, though.

Next year, we promise we’ll come up with something good — maybe a tribute to the Fisker Karma, The Car That Just Won’t Stay Dead. Until then, we’ve harvested some of the cooler automotive pumpkins from around the web. Some are from this year, others from Halloweens past.

Did you come up with a car-themed pumpkin of your own? If so, send it our way! We’d love to see it.

Check engine light pumpkin

The scariest car-themed pumpkin of them: a classic courtesy of Murilee Martin.PHOTO BY MURILEE MARTIN