HearseCon 2015, Westminster, CO

When I learned that Colorado was home to a Hearse Convention, as a Colorado resident (one year!), I knew I had to check it out. The event promised Death, Dames, and Depravity, so why not attend?

Hearse Con 2015

Feast your eyes, taphophiles, on these professional cars! After all, these are the transports to bring bodies to our beloved cemeteries.

Dead W8 | Cemetery Spelunking

The third day of the event involved the “car show,” replete with hearse girls, bands, and fire dancing.

frightmare hearsecon2015 | cemetery spelunking

True to the the Hearse Club’s description of the event as not a place for gearheads, no one had their hearse’s hood up. All those V8 engines and no modifications? Can’t be true.

TC introduced me to Alex, owner of a hearse named Medusa’s Big Black Booty.

Hearse owner Alex | Cemetery Spelunking

The top speed of her hearse is 80 mph. No idea where that falls in the average top speeds of hearses. Nevertheless, as sportbike people, we care about these sorts of things.

Hearse merch:

hearse merch | cemetery spelunking

Hearse sightings around Denver area:

At Mad Max: Fury Road post-apocalyptic car contest and again at HearseCon:

mad max fury road | cemetery spelunkinghearsecon batwing hearse | cemetery spelunking

In the alley behind Milk Bar in Denver and again at HearseCon (even same dress!)

milk bar denver | cemetery spelunking hearse con steampunk dieselpunk | cemetery spelunking

The weird facial expression in the recent photo has a funny story behind it.

The event was graced by a rainbow.

rainbow on event | cemetery spelunkingLest we be riding soon in the back of a hearse due to mosquito-borne illness, we left before the entertainment shifted into high gear.

Clicky for the rest of my pictures.

In all of my cemetery spelunking, I haven’t been in a cemetery during a funeral or even a burial, partially because I go to cemeteries at “off” hours (no, not at night). I’ve only seen a hearse in action during the funeral for my cousins’ grandmother in 2011. Taking pictures to indulge my interests in the macabre there would have been just too gauche, so I’m glad I got to see some hearses up close at a happier time.


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