Ty Conklin wanted a better way for his biker buddies to make their last ride. Bikers don’t much like cages; that’s part of what makes them bikers.
After a buddy’s funeral, he and some friends were sitting around a bar, considering possibilities. Ideas were exchanged; drawings were made.
I did a funeral with a horse-drawn hearse, where that hearse met the procession for a last-mile ride. I also had wreckers, pick-ups, and fire apparatus used as hearses. Letting the hearse reflect the deceased is a perfect way for the director to round out his service to the family.