When I first moved to San Miguel there were a couple of cars that qualified, in my mind, as art cars. One was a car with a luggage rack on top that had cacti growing up there. The guy who drove it around town was a character then and is still a character. It takes a certain kind of person to have the audacity and fun spirit to do this.
Then the other one sat on Hidalgo most of the time near Harry's. At that point Harry's was the local watering hole for all things expat. Heck, now that I think about it, even though they have changed the name to Hank's, it STILL is the local watering hole for expats! Anyway, there was an art car that was all painted up. Never saw it riding around town though. Sadly I don't have photos of either of those two cars.
Last week, after leaving the Primavera Parade, I walked into the parking lot where I park my junker and whoa! here was a really beautifully painted art car. The license plate says New Mexico. I bet it was so much fun to drive from New Mexico to here with this car. I'm so envious.
The Annual Art Car Parade in Houston will be happening in May. Over 200 entries, if I remember correctly. It is not just a parade of cars from all over the world, but actually quite a "happening". Many fond memories of previous Art Car Balls and parades make me smile.
The Orange Show is responsible for this event! If you're anywhere near Houston in May, stop on by and be amazed. Go to www.thehoustonartcarparade.com to learn all about it! It's a hoot!