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Abstract Expressionism by Jim Hatchett :: 1973 VW Type 1, Latex paint The Ayate Car by Betsabee Romero :: 1955 Crown Victoria, canvas, oil, and roses. The Ayate Car, symbol of the unceasing quest for a miracle, a vehicle that arrives at the border filled with a cargo of hope, but the line is hard. The apparition does not come—only rejection, immobility, and decline. What appears instead is the other side of the car, opposite to technology, security, and speed: fragility and chance. In its sedentariness, the car suggests that even were it to move, nothing would change. The automobile as home, refuge, altar. In the Ayate Car, interior becomes exterior, masculine becomes feminine, mechanical becomes craft, and urban becomes personal and emotional. An offering to a long history of accidents and disappearances that are a daily staple in places like Colonia Libertad. Big Red by Eddy Castellanos :: 1967 Ford Galaxy Bone Bike by Sharon Kopriva and Adrian De la Cerda :: mixed media , bones, found objects Border Cruiser by Steven Gagnon :: 1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor model, mobile video sculpture concerning the plight of illegal aliens coming to America Cigs Kill by Alex Harrah :: 1951 Nash Statesman on 1978 Lincoln Continental chassis, copper, mulberry wood, steel, fiberglass, paint, percussion cymbal hubcaps, chandelier and mixed media Derby Racer by Larry Fuente :: 1975 Sprite. Mixed Media: Metal, Glass, Mirrors, and Plastics. Derby Racer by Larry Fuente :: 1975 Sprite. Mixed Media: Metal, Glass, Mirrors, and Plastics. Faith by David Best :: 1984 Chevy Camaro, Cape Buffalo head, ceramics, metal, glass, plastic, plastic toys Faith by David Best :: 1984 Chevy Camaro, Cape Buffalo head, ceramics, metal, glass, plastic, plastic toys Mona Lupe by Ann Harithas Cesar Martinez (Images) and Don Brooks (Airbrush), Southwestern Interior by Warren J. Thompson :: 1976 Cadillac Sedan DeVille. The 1976 is one of the largest mass-produced model Cadillacs ever made. It features a 500 cubic inch V-8 engine. The ground-effects feature neon tubes which change from pink to purple to blue. Cesar Martinez is an internationally famous artist who lives in San Antonio, Texas. Milan Car by David Best :: 1972 Cadillac El Dorado, Mixed media, glass, metal, ceramics, plastic MiShell by Kathaman :: 1973 VW Karmanghia, sea shells, fishing line, adhesive Phantoms by T. Burge :: VW engine, custom frame, mild steel 1958 Cadillac Sedan de Ville 396 V-8 :: Restored by Wallace Antique Auto. Collection of The Art Car Museum Racing Lizard by T. Burge :: 1969 VW chassis, steel Red Stiletto by David Crow :: 1972 CB 350 Honda. Chrome Moly Steel Tube Dragster Frame with Integrated Fiberglass. First Place Art Car and Participants’ Choice 1997 Art Car Parade. Rex Rabbit by Larry Fuente :: 1972 VW Rabbit, fake fur, Styrofoam Rex Rabbit by Larry Fuente :: 1972 VW Rabbit, fake fur, Styrofoam Roachster by Kenny Browning, Noah Edmundson and the BFH crew :: 1989 Toyota pickup, mild steel Spoonozoid by Mark Bradford (aka Scrap Daddy) :: contraption, stainless steel spoons and motorcycle components StuDENT Driver by Ben Gibson :: 1980’s model Buick wrecked by his Grandma, mixed media, various road signs, stuffed raccoon, telephone pole, extra steering wheel, parking meter Stumper by ViSKER :: 1978 Dodge Power Ram truck, fiberglass, rebar, spray foam and paint Swamp Mutha by Ann W. Harithas :: 1982 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Mixed media, Lexan Photo Collages, Bondo Sculpture, Plastic Toys, Deer Rack, Alligator Skulls, Stuffed Armadillo, 24 Karat Fully Reversed 13 Inch Wired Rims, Envirotex, Oil Paint, and Bones. Symbol of the Houston Urban Frontier. Best Art Car Award 1993 Art Car Parade. Swamp Mutha by Ann W. Harithas :: 1982 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Mixed media, Lexan Photo Collages, Bondo Sculpture, Plastic Toys, Deer Rack, Alligator Skulls, Stuffed Armadillo, 24 Karat Fully Reversed 13 Inch Wired Rims, Envirotex, Oil Paint, and Bones. Symbol of the Houston Urban Frontier. Best Art Car Award 1993 Art Car Parade. Touring Tub by Ashley Stanford and Ben Gibson :: shown here with sponsorship stickers at the Texas Mile land speed record event, cast iron bathtub on lawn tractor Xyloto Bot by Jim Robertson :: go-cart contraption, glass and steel Xyloto Bot by Jim Robertson :: go-cart contraption, glass and steel

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+1 #5 Leonardo 2014-08-28 18:57
Great collection you guys have...If anyone would like to support CarArt check this project from an artist in PA...https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1285103120/iconic-automobile-art-show-by-vivian-calderon

We definitively would like to see more Car Art everywhere
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+4 #4 Leslie Wallant 2013-07-15 15:41
Amazing and wonderful. Just read about you in Smithsonion Magazine. I will definitely spread the word and cite it on my kids' educational website.
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+6 #3 Sara 2013-05-28 14:21
I love the stiletto shoe too!
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+4 #2 Terry George 2012-09-15 14:33
I love, love, love the stiletto shoe!
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+4 #1 J 2011-06-03 22:20
Great Art Cars!
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Art Car Museum

140 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77007

ph: 713.861.5526

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OPEN: Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm
CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday
Admission is always free.
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Art Cars

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OPEN: Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm  /  CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday
Admission is always free.