We've all heard of Lyft Creatives' tricked-out cars, complete with flashing lights, fog machines, a karaoke connection, and all the other bells and whistles. Good news for those mellower drivers: Your car doesn't have to undergo a total transformation to gain acclaim in the movement. By adding a few small touches, these guys put their own spin on Lyft Creatives creating a memorable experience for passengers that doesn't break the bank.
Eager to inspire some Lounge-worthy Lyftstagrams? Take a spin in Samantha's ride for inspiration. The San Diego driver printed out pictures of familiar faces, attached them to a stick, added a pink ’stache, and voilà! Instant in-car attraction.
What's needed: Internet access, printer, paper, sticks, glue, and pink sticky ’staches.
In Sean's Nashville ride — appropriately called DrawLyft — everyone's an artist. He starts with a theme for the day (or night), and then asks his passengers to draw a picture from that theme, from "draw your favorite food" to "draw your best friend."
The motifs change regularly, and the drawings get better and better. He snaps a photo of the artist with their finished product and posts it on Twitter for his passengers to find.
What's needed: A white board, dry-erase pens, and some imagination
More fun with dry erase boards: Julia in Dallas is all about helping her passengers live their dreams. She believes the first step toward making dreams reality is by writing them down — and she happily supplies the white board. At the end of the ride, she'll snap a photo and send it to them as a keepsake.
What's Needed: White board, dry erase pens, dry erasers, and a dream
Rules of Life Lyft
Everyone lives life by their own set of rules. Quantay's Boston ride aims to define what they might be — and give the community a vehicle to collaborate on them.
Passengers in her car are presented with a book of previous riders' words of wisdom. When they're in the mood, they can jot down some of their own life advice to others.
What's needed: A notebook, a pen, and an eagerness to learn
Jeanne's Lyft Gyfts
Jeanne has created a ride in Tuscon that encourages the community to pay it forward. Inside her car, passengers are encouraged to write down their name along with a random act of kindness that they'll complete within 72 hours. Jeanne then posts them on Twitter and Facebook so she can engage with her passengers.
What's Needed: Strips of paper and a pen or marker
Luke in Los Angeles has a theme that lets his passengers run the show. After the introductory fistbump, they're handed a clipboard that has the questions and answers from all his passengers before.
The rules are simple: Answer the last question in the queue, and create a different question to ask the person who sits there next. The results always spark some interesting conversations!
What's needed: Paper and pen. Your passengers will do the rest!
What small step have you taken to create a memorable ride? Share it with us in the comments!