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Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Blog, Children, Illustration | 15 comments

Audium 4.5. A one-of-a-kind car designed by Diego for his Dad.

Audium 4.5. A one-of-a-kind car designed by Diego for his Dad.


The other night Diego informed Natalie and I that he was building a secret car for his Dad. The name: AUDIUM 4.5


This was the description:

*It is the size of  a house

*It runs with water instead of gazoline

*The water tank is on the front

*It drives itself with a board called “microsoft thing” (just press a button and say where you want to go)

*It has a bathtub on the top as well as a bed

*Inside, there will be a small fridge, a gold chair, a plasma tv with diamonds all over the frame and a racoon rug

*It has a single window and a pair of wings

*When the car moves, bubbles come out of a tube


I got so excited about this project that I decided to illustrate it. Diego is pleased with the illustration. Natalie asked about how he was going to build it, with what money. Diego said that it was going to cost a lot of money, in his words: “like two hundred pennies of something like that”.

Isn’t this a fine car?  I cannot wait to see what’s coming next!

camion 960


detail 1


  1. Dear Elsita,
    I love your collaborations with Diego. How thoughtful Diego is to think of this amazing boy toy for his Dad. I get so much pleasure from these stories about your loving family. And of course, your delightful art!
    Love, Lorraine x

  2. What a lovely car! Tell Diego that I want him to build me one as soon as I get rich!

  3. Elsita, mi parte preferida es “the microsoft thing”!!!!!!!!y por supuesto…las burbujas 🙂 Besos grandes!!!!
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  4. I smile at the “200 pennies or something like that.” Oh, for the days when . . .
    Pennies up here are being phased out. Marvellous car, marvellous illustrations.
    Elsa, if you haven’t read/seen Sylvia Plath’s “The Bed Book”, I think you and the kids would enjoy it. My son loved it. I believe Quentin Blake illustrated it–
    love his stuff.

    • Hi Alison, pennies are very important for Diego, every time he finds one he gets so excited! I just did a search about “The Bed Book” and it seems to be a book loved by many. I am going to order one. It’s out of print now but I will get a used one. Thanks for the recommendation!
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  5. might be time for you and Diego to do a book. He seems like a very well-adjusted boy, who wouldn’t get too big a head, too fast. 🙂 Really enjoyed his photos from MOMA too.

  6. I love the wings. I need some for my car.

  7. Wait! I had a car just like that when I was in High School!?!? I wonder what ever happened to it! Thanks, son!

  8. This post made me smile. Thank you. I think you may have a real live “Dr Seuss” writer on your hands! Who knew a car could be so much fun?! Brilliant ideas Diego…..Keep it up!!

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