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Key West Cars

Updated on August 22, 2013

Key West Cars - Cars with Flair!

This Squidoo article, Key West Cars is strictly for amusement so don't expect anything too deep. I'm in Key West for an extended vacation (6 weeks in Paradise!) following the death of my Mom, Gertie. I was her caregiver for the past 5 years and, before she died, I whispered in her ear that if she wanted to find me, I'd be in Key West. Little did I know that I'd become so fascinated with Key West cars though.

Once you step foot from Key West airport or get out of your own rental car after the long drive down the Overseas Highway (including a passage over open water on the 7 mile bridge), you're sure to find Key West cars to be as amusing as I do. All of these automobiles take on a personality of their own (or their kookie drivers).

Come along and see some of the interesting cars I've found on the island. I expect to update this article with more pictures as they occur so bookmark it and drop back by.

The picture of the car in this section is a car that's not even from Key West! Pretty darned cool is you ask me.

My photos of Key West cars - Click any picture to enlarge

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It's not a car but I thought this bike was very cool. It has solar panels!This picture was taken outside Bahama Village in Key West FloridaNow, THAT'S a miata!Not a funny key west car but I was amazed someone would drive this car so far! I know I wouldn't...This jeep has the Key West flairYard artFront of Key West carAnd, it's not even from Key West!
It's not a car but I thought this bike was very cool. It has solar panels!
It's not a car but I thought this bike was very cool. It has solar panels!
This picture was taken outside Bahama Village in Key West Florida
This picture was taken outside Bahama Village in Key West Florida
Now, THAT'S a miata!
Now, THAT'S a miata!
Not a funny key west car but I was amazed someone would drive this car so far! I know I wouldn't...
Not a funny key west car but I was amazed someone would drive this car so far! I know I wouldn't...
This jeep has the Key West flair
This jeep has the Key West flair
Yard art
Yard art
Front of Key West car
Front of Key West car
And, it's not even from Key West!
And, it's not even from Key West!

Key West cars have personality

Some of my favorite Key West cars don't really look like much but they sure have personality. Car bumper stickers aren't the only things that decorate these vehicles - there might be reef sponges glued to the headlights, gecko lizard art on the doors etc.

Almost as interesting as the cars of Key West are the characters who climb out of them. A quick chat about how cool their Key West car looks will generally get you into a 30-40 minute conversation about their own philosophy of life. Pretty interesting stuff.

Here's a few things that I've found to make your own Key West car:

Dan Morris

Peace

Window Sticker / Decal

Dan Morris

Love

Sticker / Decal

Dan Morris

Peace Dove Holding An Olive Branch

Sticker / Decal

You won't find this car in the Key West rental car selections

You won't find this car in the Key West rental car selections
You won't find this car in the Key West rental car selections

No self respecting Key West car is without a special steering wheel cover

Now, granted, some of the Key West cars I've found and photographed don't even have steer wheels but, if the car is an actual moving vehicle, even the wheel has a personality of its own. I've seen everything from girl's underwear to furry pink covers on the steering wheels down here in Key West, Florida, and, in fine fashion, I've identified some of these items on Amazon so you can pimp your own ride.

Animal Print Steering Wheel Cover and Shoulder Belt Pad

White Tiger Zebra

Winnie The Pooh And Friends Steering Wheel Cover

Officially Licensed Hello Kitty Steering Wheel Cover

Key West Car poll

Anyone can take this poll, not just Squidoo members. So, let your opinions be known.

Would you drive/ride in a Key West car?

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Key West is sort of known for its Tinkerbells

I think this steering wheel cover is just da bomb and am guessing that the ladies of 801 Bourbon street or Lateda would really love it.

Key West cars sometimes end up as yard art

Key West cars sometimes end up as yard art
Key West cars sometimes end up as yard art

Key West is about free love...

...or paid love, depending on which part of town you happen to be in. I think these heart beaded decals would be the perfect decoration for a Key West car.

Key West cars always have cool seat covers and floor mats

For each imaginative item pasted/soldered or magnetized to the outside of these special Key West cars, the inside is every bit as much fun. I love some of the cool seat covers and floor mats you see down here. In fact, you can pimp your ride easily by buying complete sets of items for the interior of your Key West ride. Here's a few complete car sets for your perusal:

Don't even THINK about creating your own Key West Car

Without a rear view mirror cover

The personality of Key West cars is through and through. Who wouldn't laugh each time they look in the rear view mirror of a Key West car? Here's some really fun rear view mirror covers so you can pretend to be way cool too:

Sanrio Hello Kitty Car Rear View Mirror Cover pink

Fuzzy Shaggy Black Rear View Mirror Cover

Fuzzy Shaggy Purple Rear View Mirror Cover

More fun photos - They just keep comin'!

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Love this custom Sebring in Key WestKey west cars rockThis is a truck advertising fresh fishLove the pirate.Starfish make me smile
Love this custom Sebring in Key West
Love this custom Sebring in Key West
Key west cars rock
Key west cars rock
This is a truck advertising fresh fish
This is a truck advertising fresh fish
Love the pirate.
Love the pirate.
Starfish make me smile
Starfish make me smile

This Key West car is so special it deserves its own spot - It's all covered in shells!

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Shock Top!

key west shock top car
key west shock top car

This is the Shock Top car. Shock top, if you're not familiar, is a belgium beer that is just delightful. And, while we're on the topic, if you're a fa, here's a few other fun Shock Top items:

Shock Top Belgian White Glasses | Set of Two

Essential Citrus Beer Soap- Made with Shock Top Beer

Shock Top Belgium Beer Logo New Wall Clock Size 10" Free Shipping

Do you think these Key West cars are fun (like I do) or are they "over the top?" Note: Key West is a great place to come but only if you have an open mind...

Please leave me comments.

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    • mariacarbonara profile image

      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Must be a cool place to be with all these crazy decorated cars around!

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      Shaggy purple rear view mirror cover-must have! "Squid Angel blessed" for originality.

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      TravelDiaries 5 years ago

      Super fun lens. Hope you are having fun.

      Happy Travels

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Enjoyed seeing this, fun!

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      mjtaylor lm 5 years ago

      You captured some of the good ones! There's one around town that is all tile! Great idea for a lens!!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I may be too shy to drive a full-fledged Key West car. Sure fun to look at though.

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      klaird 5 years ago

      I love the Jeep! Very cool!

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      priscillab 5 years ago

      It is part of the "charm" of Key West. I love this lens...looking forward to more. It is bringing back some happy memories (I haven't been in the keys in a LONG time)

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Interesting topic!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very nice car