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What is #grasscar? Why TikTok users are turning cars into mobile gardens

Published: 3/Aug/2020 12:03

by Kieran Bicknell

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Designed for short-form viral video content, TikTok has exploded onto the social media scene in recent months and its latest car-centric craze is a little strange, to say the least. Say hello to #grasscar.

These videos show various people either modifying their own cars or pranking others by replacing the floor mats of their vehicles with artificial grass. Yes, the same sort of plastic grass that you can buy from your local Home Depot or other hardware stores.
Perhaps this is some form of light relief after how serious the last few months have been. Maybe it’s a way for apartment owners to have a little slice of their own ‘garden.’ Whatever the reasons for #grasscar are, it’s certainly caught the attention of TikTokkers across the world.

It appears that the first grasscar video (or at least the first to gain any major traction) was posted by user Erin Rease back on the 16th of June. Since then her video has over 2.8 million views and we’ve seen everything from tiny hatchbacks to full-on SUVs receiving the ‘#grasscar’ treatment.

Even US race series NASCAR got in on the act, commenting on Erin’s post saying: “We may have found a new series” which of course got the full support of Erin herself.

@erin.reaseg r a s s c a r ##fyp ##foryourpage ##voiceeffects ##grasscar##nebraska ##nice ##stupid♬ grass car – erin.rease

Is this a marketing stunt waiting to happen?

Unfortunately for NASCAR, ‘grasscar’ is a form of lawnmower racing that already exists in places such as Texas, sorry guys! That having been said, it would be a great marketing ploy by an astroturf manufacturer to cover a NASCAR entrant vehicle in fake grass…

The strange, almost hypnotic, soundtrack that accompanies these videos gives them somewhat of a creepy feeling, at complete odds with the apparent innocence of creating grass mats for your vehicle.

Whatever the reason for this choice of soundtrack, it certainly adds a whole new dimension of weirdness to the challenge.

Safety first

There’s also the (boring) safety aspect to consider here. Whilst regular car mats are designed to be non-slip, there’s no guarantee that astroturf will have the same properties. Should you take part in the #grasscar challenge, be sure to double-check the ‘grass’ won’t slide underneath the pedals of your car whilst driving.

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FaZe Rug surprised with dream car after girlfriend destroys his G Wagon

Published: 28/Oct/2020 17:53

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular content creator and FaZe Clan member Brian ‘Rug’ Awadis was left stunned after his girlfriend Kaelyn and cousin Anthony “destroyed” his Mercedes G Wagon before surprising him with his dream car, a new Rolls Royce Phantom 8.

Since he first started with Call of Duty trickshot videos, FaZe Rug has gone on to build a massive online following, with over 17 million subscribers following his main channel for his entertaining vlogs.

The YouTuber is best known for his hilarious prank videos, but during his latest upload, he was finally the victim of one of these cruel pranks.

Faze Rug cousin writing on car window
FaZe Rug, YouTube
Rug’s Mercedes G Wagon was “destroyed” during his latest prank video.

In his October 27 video, Rug’s girlfriend Kaelyn and cousin Anthony decided to prank the content creator while he was inside a store, shopping and filming for one of his upcoming food vlogs.

Shortly after he walked into the store, Kaelyn and Anthony went straight for his car in the parking lot, “destroying” the G Wagon by tagging it with different drawings and insults, before hiding nearby to catch his reaction.

After the content creator eventually left the store and realized what had happened, he was devastated by the damage that had been done to his car, “we come out and my car has paint on it, this is actually not okay.”

However, after quickly realizing that the paint on his car could be washed off, Rug went back to his house where a brand new Rolls Royce Phantom 8 was parked in his driveway.

After being surprised by Kaelyn and Anthony, who confirmed they were the ones who vandalized his G Wagon, Rug revealed that the Arctic White Rolls Royce Phantom, which costs $450,000 for a base model at retail, was actually his “dream car.”

Unfortunately for the FaZe star, the excitement from the surprise did not last too long after his girlfriend explained that it was, in fact, a “double prank” and that the new Rolls Royce wasn’t his to keep.

Although he couldn’t keep the car, Rug still remained hopeful about getting a Phantom for himself in the future and revealed that the devastating prank had inspired him to get his revenge.