I’ve spent my day setting up for the annual Arts Festival and I gotta say I’m a little pooped. This year’s theme is “arts in overdrive” and there are all sorts of art cars on display. Until very recently I had no idea what an art car was. Apparently this is a big thing here in Texas, with lots of festivals, parades, and that sort of thing. Actually they happen all over the country, just bigger in Texas, I am told. Here’s a wikipedia link to art cars and here is a wiki definition:
“An art car is a vehicle that has its appearance modified as an act of personal artistic expression….. An important aspect of art cars and car artists is the general belief that there are no standards. Ideally, there are no super stars nor is any car better than any other.”
Normally I would not have much interest in this. I’m not a car person. I like to walk. I hardly ever drive. But as personal artistic expression these things are super cool. That pic above is one of my personal favourites, the Brass Van. You can actually drive this thing and it is fully licensed and road worthy. Amazing!