June 08, 2011

Stained Glass Art Car

I first heard about art cars when I saw the documentary Wild Wheels, which shows an amazing array of art cars and their owners.

I like art cars, though I don't know why. I've never created an art car, and I'm not much of a car person in general. I haven't even seen that many actual art cars, mainly seeing videos and photos of them. I do have fantasies of someday going to the big Houston Art Car Parade. Maybe some day.

Trailer for Wild Wheels (1992)

So, what does that have to do with stained glass?

Not much, but I did come across a Flickr set that shows a stained glass art car. I've not seen the car in person, nor have I seen any video of it, and I know nothing of the backstory. Still, the pictures on Flickr show a VW Bug covered with a genuine stained glass mosaic and it looks very nice indeed, and I think that's pretty cool.

From Flickrite "Look" - Stained Glass VW

2 videos below the fold, both featuring Harrod Blank, the filmmaker who made Wild Wheels. One is a trailer for Blank's more recent film documentary about art cars, Automorphosous, and the other video is a 28 minute interview with Harrod Blank.

Trailer for Automorphosous -

"What's Up Wit' That? - Art Cars" from YouTube channel KMVT

Posted by Tom at June 8, 2011 10:45 AM