2012-02-04T04:58:20.954-08:00Golden Dream Rolls Royce with Hemmy - by Ivan Mitev PhotographyI stumbled upon this ostentatious golden beauty tonight and had to put it up on art car central. Not only is it a Rolls-Royce covered in gold but its got a Hemi engine of epic proportions. This vintage 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow had an "ordinary" 6.75-liter V8 swapped out for a 592 Hemi, complete with dual-stage nitrous system for
2012-02-04T04:58:20.954-08:00I think I found one the biggest pink colored freighter ships on earth called the "Contship Germany" owned by The CONTI-Group, one of the world's leading managing owners of container vessels and tankers. That's a whole lot of pink paint if you ask me but I think its just a starting point for what could be a beautiful art ship. They probably should call on Emily Duffy creator of the Vain Van Art
2012-02-04T04:58:20.954-08:00Massive Armored Graffiti Art Truck by Mr Cartoon - Art Car CentralThis Armored Art Truck was created by artist Mr Cartoon to promote the 2009 film, "Armored", starring the likes of Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne and Matt Dillon, Mr. Cartoon and SA Studios created a one-of-a-kind armored truck in Cartoon’s signature Angeleno style. The only other armored art car vehicle I've seen so far was one
2012-02-04T04:58:20.954-08:00Burning Man Mutant Vehicle Fish - viaLong time ago I did a piece about the bass art car.So today Art Car Central proudly brings you 20 of the fishiest art cars known to humanity. This fish art car collection spans the gamut from street legal art cars, burning man mutant vehicles, classics and one very literal fish car from Africa, enjoy.Fish Art Car ViaBurning Man Mutant Vehicle Fish - viaSashimi
2012-02-04T04:58:20.954-08:002,500 Toy Atlas Rainbow Art Car InstallationHere is a fantastic rainbow art car installation for the kid at heart made with 2,500 old toy cars by UK artist David T. Waller. The piece won him the People’s Award at the Arts Depot Open last year and a place of honor here on Art Car Central. I personal love art cars with repetitive glued object which reminds of a car out of the UK called General
2012-02-04T04:58:20.955-08:00Festiva Crushed Art Car - Still life with stone and car"Still life with stone and car", was created by Arkansas-born and Berlin-based artist Jimmie Durham who dropped a mammoth 3 ton rock onto an unsuspecting 1999 Ford Festiva hatchback rock art car.They used a crane to hoist, then drop the rock onto to the art carand then it was moved to final resting place, a roundabout in Walsh Bay Sidney,
2012-02-04T04:58:20.955-08:003 Cars + 3 Artist + 3 Skaters??? = The 3 Chevy Sonic Urban Art Car SeriesWhat do you get when you have 3 Cars + 3 Artist + 3 Skaters??? Obviously you have the Chevy Sonic Urban Art Cars Series. But if you ask me I don't really know how the math works out on this one especially when you add three skates into the mix but the folks over at Chevy know something I don't.Not to be out done by Avis Art
2012-02-04T04:58:20.955-08:00An the Mutant Vehicle of the week, goes to this Mad Max beauty from Burning Man 2000 taken by photographer Aneel Nazaret. Welcome to Art Car Central.Photos via Aneel Nazareth - Copyright 2000-2011 - Images used with permission
2012-02-04T04:58:20.955-08:00Avis Art Car by Artist Dea Vectorink - Art Car CentralAvis Car Rental in United Kingdom for the first time has unveiled its exclusive art car available now for rent and one Alfa Romeo car you really don't want to trash. Their art cars were created as part of a European-wide Facebook competition run by Avis to encourage members of the public to design their own art car. There were more than 1,000
2012-02-04T04:58:20.955-08:006 Wheeled Monster Off-Road Mercedes Mutant Vehicle in New Mad Max 4 MovieI just run into the most awesome Mercedes 300SD ever in the history of Mercedes Benz. Its a 6, count them 6 wheeled monster Off-Road Mercedes mutant vehicle beast built for the long awaited Mad Max 4: Fury Road, that is going into production next spring in Namibia.Its basically a 80's Mercedes mounted on semi truck frame and
2012-02-04T04:58:20.956-08:00Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car on the Road to Paris About Vincent Loos and His VW Art Car Foxy ShahzadiVincent Loos is a 39-year-old Frenchman who finished a three year stint at a hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan. He was with "Doctors without borders" and the owner of a 25 year old Volkswagen Beetle wreck, found at the bottom of an Islamabad street waiting for a final trip to the scrapyard. He hired an
2012-02-04T04:58:20.956-08:001969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard TimesThis 1969 Ford Mustang Skull Art Car called Morbido 69 by Howard Howrad Vines has been a regular feature at all the artcar fests here in the San Franscisco Bay Area and especially at the How Berkeley Can You Be. This art car was spotted by Murilee Martin who posted it on Jalopnic and took a ton of photos of this fine car parked in Alameda,
2012-02-04T04:58:20.956-08:00Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car CentralThree German friends set out to pay homage to the classic 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’ by recreating it entirely out of 10,000 pieces of SCRAP METAL. Armin Ciesielski, Peter Brakel and Walter Willer who work for a German company called Giganten aus Stahl (Giants of Steel) decided one day to recreate one of the greatest cars ever
2012-02-04T04:58:20.956-08:00997 Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes - Art Car CentralChampion Porsche paired up renown New York graffiti artist Miguel Paredes to turn this limited edition 408hp 3.8-liter flax-six engine 997 Speedster into an amazing art car for the 2011 Art Basel Miami Beach show. Miguel was born and raised in downtown New York and is known for specializing graffiti art which put to good use creating this
2012-02-04T04:58:20.956-08:00Parked Ghost Art Car - Art Car CentralThere was a public art project on Tour in Basel by Austrian artist and designer Manfred Kielnhofer called “Light Guards”, a project that included a ghost art car driving around town last June. This Ghost Art Car is a large white van with hooded figures sitting on the roof, driving outside the fair, and the Bleifrei (which translates to Lead Free in German).
2012-02-04T04:58:20.956-08:00This 1991 Toyota Camry is known as the Candy Cane Art Car and is NOT for SALE, but it really is. I can't tell anymore but call the guy nevertheless and make sure. The candy cane art car is covered a boat load of reflectinve tape and one them useless exercise machines every loves to buy that eventually end on the side walk with "FREE" sign attached to it.Candy Cane Car Not For Sale by Pogo
2012-02-04T04:58:20.957-08:00Rock and Rool Art CarRock and Roll art car is brought to by my friend Kelly Lyles creator of the "Excessories Odd-Yssey" art car. This rock art car was built to last and it goes 24k miles and hour, I think.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.957-08:00Military Art Car Project Needs Your VoteWant to help your local community organization thrive? GOOD is teaming up with Brookside to “Give Back” to one nonprofit with the sweet treat of a $5,000 grant. Please vote for our application here.The IdeaBy pairing artists with U.S. Marines we seek to create a mobile message that carries the stories and experiences of combat into diverse populations. We
2012-02-04T04:58:20.957-08:00Here is a guy Artist Stephen Williams who took the term "sitting on a fence" literally with his whimsical creation, a bike made from two antique locked gates called "The Locked Gate". Williams admits that even though his masterpieces may be considered brilliant are far from practical but make the most of the funny side of his weird and wonderful imagination. In my opinion life was made just a tad
2012-02-04T04:58:20.957-08:00The end of fossil fuel will have a devastating effect on the combustion engine and the result will be millions of bone car remains frozen in time only to be discovered many years from now and placed into museums. Archaeologist will study these bone cars and wonder what these creatures looked like and whether or not they were gas or diesel powered. I am talking about these breath taking bone art
2012-02-04T04:58:20.957-08:00Meerkat Six Star Wars 1981 Jetta Art Car - Rear SideI just got this sad story sent to me by Thomas you had his Star Wars artcar called Meerkat Six, a 1982 Diesel-powered Volkswagen Jetta stolen last May of 2010. He took inspiration from Star Wars Episode III Jedi Starfighter, the X-Wing Fighter, and the Rebel Blockade Runner but later realized that he had chosen the Snowspeeder's color scheme.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.958-08:00It was only a matter of time but we now have an ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protester Art Car for the 99%. This Acura is completely covered in cartoons of unknown gender and race and speech bubbles that say "99%". Just like the OWS its completely abstract and hard to ascertain the main point, and with that it totally captures the essence of the OWS movement. Wonderful!!!Painted Art Car for the 99%
2012-02-04T04:58:20.958-08:00Hoop COMMUNICATIONS CAR art carHoop was one of the most colorful and prolific art cartist ever and his passing last September will leave a big giant hole in the art car world. His real name was Stephen Douglas Hooper was a New Jersey-based sculptor was often seen riding his hoop creations around east village and beyond were he became well known. There are simply not enough words to describe Hoop
2012-02-04T04:58:20.958-08:00Here is one of the first Star Trek art cars I have ever seen out of Greece and I commend him for doing it. It's the first art car period that I have ever seen out of Greece and having lived there my self, I can't imagine anyone driving around in them, yet. It will take sometime before its more accepted, but someone had to be the first. To you my bold friend I say, Yiassoo.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.958-08:00Heather Wilcoxon is better known as an artist from Sausalito Cailfornia who now lives on a decorated house boat called the "Delta Queen". I was honored to meet Heather last Saturday who came to my garage sale while visiting here sister who happens to live down the street from my house. We started talking about art cars and told me about her Gremlin art car that no longer works but has taken a
2012-02-04T04:58:20.958-08:00the fin carBill Lockner’s car is a 1979 Volvo that has been enhanced and rebuilt using scrap yard metal, and car parts that were bound for the landfill.“It started out stock,” Lockner explains, “and as time went by, things got added to it.” These things include truck fenders, the back end of a Rambler, and a fin.“[The Fin Car] was an idea to use up and change a car that to me represented soccer
2012-02-04T04:58:20.959-08:00Old Car, originally uploaded by vermegrigio.Via Flickr:Camden, London, UK.August 2011Shooted by Nikon Coolpix S620
2012-02-04T04:58:20.959-08:00Its been a while since my last post and I wanted to post this multi-faceted unit I found on the 24 hour lemons facebook. This older stretch Mercedes is complex work of art complete with spoke rims, rusty flame job, low rider suspension and some checkers to complete the weirdness. Not sure were its headed but its weird enough that it ended up making me smile. Will the owner of this Mercedes step
2012-02-04T04:58:20.959-08:00This Tartan art car beauty is for sale for anyone looking to make a fashion statement this summer, here are the details:Selling my car in Texas while visiting 7-14 days from now (Austin, then Dallas). I've inherited a newer vehicle which I'll be driving back home to SF instead of the Plaid. Asking $1,000, 1986 Toyota Camry, 177K miles, two owners in 15 years. Lots of new parts, repairs, updates-
2012-02-04T04:58:20.959-08:00Get ready for this years camping trip with a super 65 VW Camper Tent Art Car on sale at Firebox.com. Its an Officially licensed, four-person tent, full-size replica of the iconic 1965 VW Camper Van that will be sure to turn heads when you set it up. It comes in Red, Yellow and Blue but who says you have to settle, so go ahead and turn into an Art Car Tent.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.959-08:00I hope the guy who owns this cute little bowling pin covered art car never has a run in with this giant 1785 bowling ball pyramid.What is the sound of 1785 bowling balls striking a pin car? If it happens in the woods and no one is around does it make a sound?
2012-02-04T04:58:20.959-08:00Ken and friends are building an art car for Burning Man 2011 based on the legendary video “Charlie The Unicorn”. They have setup a Kickstarter project to help raise funds for its completion and a Charlie Camp group on Facebook.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.960-08:00This Luchador Art Car was seen doing "Pile Drives" at the Houston Art Car Parade, and the good news is that no one got hurt.via
2012-02-04T04:58:20.960-08:00I found this little Graffiti Fiat beauty the other day, Love it.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.960-08:00Every so often, someone enters a General Lee into one of our events, this was Cima Racing's entry into Home2Rome 2010. We generally see more General Lees in Europe than the US probably because of the politically correct thing that surrounds the Confederate Battle Flag in the US these days. The chances of an Italian throwing a brick through the window of a General Lee in Europe is marginally less
2012-02-04T04:58:20.960-08:00Mutant Monday is brought to you by Brikapolis with this gravity defyingLego Art Bike, to go along with these other lego art cars here on Art Car Central.by Brickapolis
2012-02-04T04:58:20.960-08:00Are you running behind on creating a mutant vehicle for this years Burning Man event? Not to worry because this little electric pimp my rocket mutant vehicle is ready to go. Its now for sale at a reduced price for only $1,995 on ebay located in Resada, CAIt's a 36 volt, 3 wheeled electric car originally built in the 1950's, rebuilt in 2005 with an EZ-GO motor and rear transfer case. Not a golf
2012-02-04T04:58:20.960-08:008 Wheeled Bike - ViaMonday's are known for being a bit crazy especially after a long fun weekend. What better day to deal with crazy Monday's that with this 9 wheeled crazy bike.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.961-08:00Today's delectable car is a lowly Fiat Tipo Polizia cop car look alike.This car deserves a mention because it really was beautifully executed as a replica, so well done, that every time we saw it on an event our hearts ran cold "uhoh cops". You see we never like meeting local cops on the events, cops mean trouble for the most part. We simply want to pass through a town, not get arrested and
2012-02-04T04:58:20.961-08:00Chalkboard Toyota Art Car - ViaWhat better way to keep in touch, write down a giant grocery list or just tell the dude he parked in your spot again than with a chalkboard art car. If you can't afford a new paint job for your car, consider $50 worth of chalkboard paint and a box of sidewalk chalk and everyday you can drive home in a new masterpiece... or not!!!A while back I wrote about the
2012-02-04T04:58:20.961-08:00This is a stolen art car ALERT - Dennis Dillow from Fort Bend County, Texas has his station wagon art car covered in comic strips stolen right in front of his house Easter morning. First of all who would steal and art car and secondly who would steal one on Easter morning? For the most part stealing art cars is not a very good idea and here is why:REAL easy to spotNot reliableMost people know who
2012-02-04T04:58:20.961-08:00There needs to be a book called Carpooling for dummies written by art car central that helps people drive and park in around swimming pools. Holy smokes!!! do we need special protective barriers around pools to stop some folks from driving their precious vehicles into the pool??? By the looks of it I think we do.I want to know how on earth does one get that close to a swimming pool to
2012-02-04T04:58:20.962-08:00Mutant Vehicle Fish at Burning Man ,Nevada - 2010, originally uploaded by Jimmy Tyler.The Jesus fish is pretty standard these days but a big giant one is an entirely different story. This mutant Jesus vehicle fish and fish-let made its appearance at the 2010 Burning Man
2012-02-04T04:58:20.962-08:00A while back I posted the Disco Vespa or the disco ball on wheels and now I am totally stoked to introduce 10 magnificent art vespas that would definitely turn heads riding down any street in the world.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.962-08:00Pool Table Car Via
2012-02-04T04:58:20.962-08:00I finally found 5 smurf mobiles here on Art Car Central to boost morale in 2011 both environmentally and psychologically. What better way to say 'I (heart) mother earth" than with a tiny powered electric smurf art car with just enough power to get the mail at the end of the driveway. And then psychologically speaking what better way to boost morale in this current sad state of affairs that the
2012-02-04T04:58:20.962-08:00Too busy to go to Graceland this year on a pilgrimage to go see Elvis? No worries because the Elvis Traveling Museum Art Van may be the answer to all your troubles. JoDavid a Seattle-based fine artist has been transforming his 2001 VW camper van into the Elvis Mobile. Its a traveling homage to the King complete with murals painted on magnets and nice looking mini museum in the trunk. It was a
2012-02-04T04:58:20.962-08:00One way to confuse the enemy is to paint cute manga girls on your fighter jet. These are Japanese fighter jets probably taking part in a role playing game. Who knows?
2012-02-04T04:58:20.963-08:00Jeepneys are buses from the Philippines, originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II, have now become the most popular means of public transportation. When American troops began to leave the Philippines at the end of WWII, hundreds of surplus jeeps were sold or given to local Filipinos. The Filipinos stripped down and altered the jeeps to accommodate more passengers, added
2012-02-04T04:58:20.963-08:00Volvo Art Car by LowriderVolvo is the latest company to get in on the art car band wagon along with BMW, Tesla and many others.Last February at a rail station in Zurich ten groups of Swiss street artists painted and repainted Volvo S60 and canvas. It took five days to record the event with a camera mounted across from the exhibit that took a photo of the artists’ accomplishments every five
2012-02-04T04:58:20.963-08:00Just found a great way to make an art car on the way to your next event. Get yourself a few five gallon buckets of paint and take the lids off. Get in your car and then find a way to get in car wreck and PRESTO!!!! the entire inside of the car will be covered in paint in no time. Not very efficient and cost effective in the long run but it does get the job done:)These pictures were taken by Allan
2012-02-04T04:58:20.963-08:00Kang Shoe, a shoe manufacturer in China went all out and created a massive electric powered leather shoe art car that kicks some serious butt. It can carry two people up to 250 miles at speeds of up to 20mph on a single charge of the battery underneath the driver's seat. The body is made of real leather and cost about $6,500.Once they they made it they took it out for a demo outside its
2012-02-04T04:58:20.963-08:00In the last installment of a StreetSafari ArtCar we showed you the Citroen 1CV. We even left a cliff hanger! How's that for blogging?The long and short of it is that Mr Ducks, owner of the Duck, knows these cars like the back of his hand. Which he should since he hand builds these things from scratch.So whenever he goes missing on an event we don't unduly worry. He's probably in some town
2012-02-04T04:58:20.964-08:00Citroen Visa Art Car By Patricia Van LubeckI found this really amazing looking Citroen Visa Art Car all the way from New Zealand by artist Patricia Van Lubeck . This Painted Citroen art car is based on the use of opposite colors that make it really hard to focus and in that note she succeed in giving me headache:) About PatriciaIn such a short time, Patricia Van Lubeck has quickly become a
2012-02-04T04:58:20.964-08:00One of StreetSafari's events is called CzechWrecks. We take our colorful cars to France, rag them down to Switzerland and over the Swiss Alps, into Austria, and then up into Prague in the Czech Republic. (Not Czechoslovakia, as after they got independence the Czechs and Slovaks decided that they really didn't like each other, and went their separate ways, hence Czech Republic and Slovakia today.)
2012-02-04T04:58:20.964-08:00Bottle Cap Van front Photo by DamgaardOn a driery rainy day and the end of long and painful week for those affected by the tsunami in japan this van covered in colorful plastic bottle caps is a welcome relief. This art van has got to be one the happiest looking van I have seen in a very long time. May the emense joy that this art van gives out, come back to the owner 1000 times over:):):) Totally
2012-02-04T04:58:20.964-08:00This balloon tank was created by German artist Idee Inges who takes symbols of childhood parties and transforms them into a war tank: The quintessential weapon of destruction. Celebration and destruction? Or perhaps the celebration of destruction? I don't know what that means really I just found this on The Dirt Floor and it seemed just right to add it to my ever expanding collection of art
2012-02-04T04:58:20.964-08:00Diesel Rod Photo via WelderupThis incredible diesel rod is a 1928 Dodge 4door sedan that was chopped 4 inches and channeled 3 inches. It was created by Steve Darnell, a welder by trade, via a site called Welderup. The power comes from a Cummins diesel motor out of a 1998 Dodge pick-up. The motor sports a twin turbo set-up and Fass Fuel System. The engine produces 1200 lb/ft torque and runs the
2012-02-04T04:58:20.965-08:00Are you living in Arizona, have no money and want to adopt and art car? Joe O'Connel from creative machines is looking for a loving home for Iron Tarpon, a Cadillac art car covered in aluminum fish scales:We (the car and I) are in Tucson, AZ. The car is drivable of course.I am offering the "Iron Tarpon," a 1974 Cadillac covered with aluminum fish scales if it can be used in a permanent public
2012-02-04T04:58:20.965-08:00Just got this in today, a Mini Carmonica or Harmonicar covered in 330 Harmonicas Ah I dunno, but it literally screams around town and quickly goes from 0 to G-Sharp in roughly 5.8 seconds. The harmonicas were all the key of G, but apparently the ones with insects stuck inside were G-Sharp. The harmonicas were affixed with double-sided adhesive, which believe it or not can withstand a 300-degree
2012-02-04T04:58:20.965-08:00Team operation created this fully functional Operation BMW Art Car for their race at 24 Lemons.All the parts are located inside the hood of this 1991 318i and held in place with heavy duty Velcro. All this to prevent bottles and other objects from flying through the air at 90 mph, but does make the removal of parts more challenging, though by no means impossible.Via MurileeMartin
2012-02-04T04:58:20.965-08:00Roy Alderson Old London Taxi Art Car - Photo by Getty ImagesHere is an oldy for you, a vintage taxi from London painted in 15th September 1953 by Artist Roy Alderson. I bet this vintage art car turned heads back in the day.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.965-08:00Burning Man dust bunnies are pretty big, so it only makes sense to send out the big giant Mutant Vacuum. Photo Via
2012-02-04T04:58:20.965-08:00BMW Koons Art Car Candle Vigil Photoshop by Art Car Central I have resisted the temptation to post the Jeff Koons BWM art car for a very long enough, but today I brake my silence. This BMW art car is everywhere, with gushy articles galore about how "great this" how "great that", yada yada yada. On and on it goes with article after article singing the praises of Jeff Koons. Dude!!!! BMW has
2012-02-04T04:58:20.966-08:00Today's StreetSafari special is team Lucky Day and their venerable Thunderbird 2 theme.We always liked this theme because of its simplicity, simple designs are often the best.To make your own Thunderbird 2, simply buy a car with the vague shape of Thunderbird 2, or a Mercedes if you can't think of anything. Slam three bits of wood together to make a great big tail wing (remember, this will
2012-02-04T04:58:20.966-08:00The Argentinian Book Art Tank - ViaToday I found a posting about an Argentinian artist who has created a Book Tank called 'Weapon of Mass Instruction" or “Arma de Instruccion Masiva”. Raul Lemesoff converted a 1979 green Ford Falcon into a moving library cruising down the busy streets of Buenos Aires giving out books. The Ford falcon he drives around once belonged to the Argentinean armed
2012-02-04T04:58:20.966-08:00Unicorn Art Van - ViaHere is proof that Unicorns do exist, painted on vans, cars buses bikes and in the mind. For me the search begun with a couple of old school vans covered in unicorns from the 80's almost as weird as the free candy van. On the other hand it just reinforces the idea some still believe in magic. Here is a good explanation for Unicorns on Wiki.Marianna Mayer has observed (The
2012-02-04T04:58:20.966-08:00I happen to see Spartacus last night and then went online and Googled the best line in the movie, "I Am Spartacus". What I found was this motorized chariot which was NOT in the movie Spartacus, but did in fact play a major role in the movie Ben Hur with Charlton Heston ("from my cold dead hands" guy). I would definitely stay away from the deadly hubcaps-o-death.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.966-08:00If you were 3 years old, what car do you want your parents to own? It's not an easy question to ask a 3 year old as there answers are limited. However, Lightning McQueen surely has to be one of the top. And, if you need a sporty looking vehicle to base your Lightning McQueen on - what would you choose? A Volvo 740 of course.In this case, three grown adults made the car of their dreams,
2012-02-04T04:58:20.967-08:00Again with the hanging car, but this time its a warning to other drivers in West Australia that "Speed Kills". But did did it ever occur to the marketing genius that distraction also kills. What is the point of slowing down only to run into another tree while trying to read the sign. Two weeks later your car is up on a tree down the street saying "Billboards Kill". Speed doesn't kill people, cars
2012-02-04T04:58:20.967-08:00Art Cars Hanging Out To Dry in Chile - Photo by Eliseo Fernandez / ReutersJust got a tip from Kelly Lyles owner of Excessories Odd-Yssey about some pretty art cars hanging out to dry in Valparaiso, Chile during the National Festival Of Arts. Shown here with Generik Vapeur playing his bagpipe which I guess helps paint dry faster???
2012-02-04T04:58:20.967-08:00In this case the car IS the road and called the "road car" brought to you by Brian in Michigan. The paint is that spray stone texture with some added black splatters. The double yellow lines are custom mixed house paint so that it peels and flakes with age JUST LIKE REAL ROAD LINES. By the way it shoots blood from the windshield wiper sprayers.Close up of the "road car" texture. This is after a
2012-02-04T04:58:20.967-08:00From the deranged minds that brought you the Tank Volvo and Helicopter, we have a space shuttle theme.Not sure what the background to the idea from these particular overachievers is, maybe Moonraker, but they decided to do a space shuttle theme, with a trailer tent (its like a tent, but on a trailer) with a world on it.Obviously, making a space shuttle out of a Volvo just doesn't work (you
2012-02-04T04:58:20.967-08:00Syren Art Car at Art Car Fest - Photo by BagelChrista Ansbergs is the creator of a 72 Cadillac called Syren and is a regular participant at Art Car Fest where I met her. She loves the "goth" look and the darker side of life so she drives an art car to match.When she went looking for the right car she considered buying a used hearse, but found that they were to expensive and a pain to maintain
2012-02-04T04:58:20.968-08:00Photo By karrelbuckThe Oprah Corvette Art Car could very well be one of the most amazing finds of my blogging career. I am not sure who would do that to Oprah or who would do that to a Corvette, but I have a sinking suspicion. I think its the same person who made the Oprah Cake to celebrate their new Oprah tattoo.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.968-08:00As the title sponsor of Berlin’s Fashion Week, Mercedes-Benz placed some of its own designs into striking art installations meant to represent the eras in which the cars were built.As part of the “Recollection Quartett,” staged by Mercedes-Benz and MoMu Fashion Museum, Antwerp, Belgian artist and photographer Frederik Heyman placed four cars amidst updated stereotypes of the years between
2012-02-04T04:58:20.968-08:00This crazy Corvette Batmobile mod was sent in by Sonny Fenwick creator of The Bubble Truck . We don't know who, what why when, but we do know that it might be located somewhere in Panama City, Florida off high way 98. Will the owner of this Batmobile mod step forward and tell us more about it and where to get one.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.968-08:00Seeing cars get totaled never gets old, Top Gear get is it right with their top ten totally smashing totaled cars.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.968-08:00Volvo Art Car Splattered to Perfection. I don't know maybe they missed a spot:)
2012-02-04T04:58:20.968-08:00Today's StreetSafari car was prepared for our US event, BABE Rally (Big Apple 2 Big Easy).Instead of the European limit of £150-£250, the US event has a limit of $500. In 2009 when these pictures were taken the price had been increased from $250 to $500 in fact. Apparently $250 were getting hard to come by what with scrap prices getting higher.With a doubling of the allowable car price, something
2012-02-04T04:58:20.969-08:00I love this space invaders art car from the UK. I takes me back to a time when life was simple and the video games were the same. The goal was easy enough to accomplish in one sitting and the controls were easy to manage: Left, Right, and Fire.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.969-08:00The internet is a strange place and sometimes interesting people email me with interesting art car submissions. The Vanny Van is one of those art cars that was submitted to me covered in hand written notes and stickers put on by all kinds of people along the way. The Story of Vanny VanYear oneI was born in some kind of car baby making factory called Dodge. It was 1999 and I was a BIG baby. They
2012-02-04T04:58:20.969-08:00C-3PO's Dub Robot art car was seen parked in Santa Monika some weeks ago, photographed by Ellen Bloom on her LA beat. Mystery solved, C-3PO drives an old golden Volvo.Photos by Ellen Bloom
2012-02-04T04:58:20.969-08:00End2End is a Land's End to John O'Groats banger rally in the UK. The event is based around camping rather than hotels, although we don't mind teams doing guest houses if camping is too rough.However, we do encourage caravans on this event. Its a Banger Rally meets Carry On Camping.With that said, Team Atlantic Booze Cruisers took up the challenge of making a caravan theme for their art car and
2012-02-04T04:58:20.969-08:00The Egyptian protesters in their quest for freedom have developed a rather unique form of art car creation. All that is needed, is an angry mob, gasoline, a lighter and a parked car. The angry mob picks a car at random, dosed it in gasoline and then sets it on fire. The process takes about an hour and after everything flammable is consumed a very unique and beautiful texture emerges on the car.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.970-08:00Martin Reese's 1983 Mercedes-Benz is decorated with a Pittsburgh Steelers logo and portraits of several players. Reese, of Daytona Beach, transformed his car into a Steelers memorial for the upcoming Super Bowl.Martin Reese wanted to show his love for the Pittsburgh Steelers.But instead of buying a T-shirt, Reese, 27, of Daytona Beach spent 90 hours transforming his 1983 Mercedes-Benz into a
2012-02-04T04:58:20.970-08:00Portuguese artist Ricardo d'Assis Cordeiro is the creator of these car oil paintings depicting some really cool classic cars. They are the result of an idea that took shape last year that took him back to the adventures of his childhood and teenage years. These paintings are a tribute to the elegance, beauty, history and evolution of classic cars over time. He wanted classic car enthusiasts to
2012-02-04T04:58:20.970-08:00Commisioned by Hyundai Australia, two local Sydney artists created this vibrant art work, using aerosol paint only, the colaborations of two distinct styles sees bright colours, and organic patterns illustrate nature morphing with urban lifestyle. via
2012-02-04T04:58:20.970-08:00One way to save on gas is to simply pick up the car and move it yourself. That is what Phil Pfister is doing here at the 2009 World's Strongest Man Competition in Malta. You can see that vain in his head from space.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.970-08:00Dutch modern painter and fashion artist Ton Pret reveals Ferrari Art-Car on Open Art FairThe Ton Pret Ferrari project is an unique art-car project where Dutch modern artist Ton Pret transformed a high-powered Ferrari 355 into 'The Fastest Artwork of Holland'. The project was executed in the summer of 2010.Ton Pret ArtistTon Pret started as a painter in 2005. His success emerged fast and work was
2012-02-04T04:58:20.970-08:00The Phone Car Crushed by Collapsed Roof - Front SideThe world famous Phone Car created by Howard Davis was brutally damaged recently when the roof of the Avon Industrial Park collapsed due to snow build up. The Phone car will not be making any long distance calls anytime soon, but with a little TLC and some bondo it can be up running soon. Our best wished for a speedy recovery goes out to you.The
2012-02-04T04:58:20.971-08:00Dias de los Muertos Taco Truck - In ParadeThe Kinetic Grand Championship is a 3-day, 42-mile bicycle race over land, sand, mud and water. Many refer to the Kinetic Grand Championship as the “Triathlon of the Art World.”The race began 40 years ago in 1969, when world-renowned sculpture artist Hobart Brown challenged Ferndale artist Jack Mays to a race down Ferndale’s Mainstreet. In their kinetic
2012-02-04T04:58:20.971-08:00The Sauna was built from a Volvo 240 and taken on CzechWrecks 2009, a 1500 mile 4 day journey starting from Calais, France through Swiss and Italian Alps all the way to Prague, Czech Republic.What we have here is about 1/3rd of a ton of wood paneling being applied to the Volvo. If you are wondering whether this wood had any impact on performance, I am assured it did. What performance they had to
2012-02-04T04:58:20.971-08:00The Lipstick Art Car is a 2003 Pontiac Vibe embellished with kisses and other items installed solely in celebration of lipstick. Minneasota artist Patti Paulson created the car in 2010. During parades, Patti leaves her mark when she "lays the smack down" on the crowd to the beat of well known kissing songs blaring from her radio.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.971-08:00Alex Harrah could possible have created the worlds first electric art scooter. He took your basic scooter and replaced the handle bars with goats head or possibly a rams head. Either way horns for handlebars and cup holder is a nice Gothic touch.Alex uses this scooter to get around due to being diagnosed with Alpha-1 as a result of having been a heavy smoker in the past. He now campaigns against
2012-02-04T04:58:20.971-08:00I found a site tonight that has totally stolen the entire content of Art Car Central.But don't be fooled by the impostor "art car zone" because it will never measure up to Art Car Central. I cant get a hold of the author of that so I am posting this for their benefit, so if you get this "please quit stealing and scarping the material found on Art Car Central. I wonder how long it will take to
2012-02-04T04:58:20.972-08:00StreetSafari, organizer of the world's best banger rallies, has teamed with Art Car Central to showcase some of the countless creations of our teams over the years.For those unfamiliar with banger rallies, here is a quick introduction: buy a car on a budget (£250 or $500), repair it, make it legal for the road, take it on a journey across Europe or the States with other like minded people.
2012-02-04T04:58:20.972-08:00Is it late night, feeling mischievous, and have nothing better to do on Saturday night? Why not prank your friends car next time you and your friends are out and about hanging out at Dennis at 1 o'clock in the morning. What better way to say "You rock dude" than to cover your buddies car with a bunch of TP or plastic wrap. Or show your boss how much you appreciate him by covering his car in
2012-02-04T04:58:20.972-08:00I am not sure which category to put this Ford Van called "Vanadu" in, but its definitely Post Apocalypse Gothic Hunter Camper. You start with the fencing up on the roof with a broken spire that looks like a grave site. And various decorative flourishes scattered around to give it the Gothic retro look.You continue with various car parts welded together, fins, grill, lights, vases, horns, chimneys