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Art Car Parade (Part 4)

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This is the fourth, and last, installment covering the Art Car Parade that my husband and I went to on Saturday, April 16, 2016. This post will cover the Grand Opening of the new Victoria Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art which opened on the same day as the Art Car Parade. The museum will house and display some of the vehicles all year round when they are not been shown at various locations.

1963 Impala by Mathew Muniz

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“Golden Child” 1979 Lincoln Continental with Gold Flake Custom Paint by Freddy Leal

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“Suavecito” 1979 Ford Thunderbird Blue Flake Custom Paint by Benny Leal, Jr.

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“Lucky Charm” 1985 Chevrolet Caprice by Paul Vela

“El Jefe” 1964 Chevrolet Caprice by Freddy Leal

“Iron Maiden” by Kenny Browning & Noah Edmundson

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“Lost Worlds” by Noah Edmundson

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Child’s Pedal Car with Custom Metallic Flake Paint Job by the Leal Brothers

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Custom Welded Artwork by Noah Edmundson

This concludes the four part series covering the Art Car Parade and the new Museum of Contemporary Art. I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed my photos of these cars. Even if you are not really a “car person,” the sheer artistry of their custom paint jobs is still beautiful to look at and appreciate!

If you have not seen the first three parts in this series, you can find them here:
Art Car Parade (Part 1)
Art Car Parade (Part 2)
Art Car Parade (Part 3)

Art Car Parade (Part 2)

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As promised in my Art Car Parade (Part 1) post, this is the second installment covering the Art Car Parade that my husband and I went to on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Here are some more of the wonderfully whimsical vehicles that we saw in the parade.

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Don Burro y Gauchito by John Lea

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The front of the Gauchito trailer

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The Roachster by Kenny Browning & Noah Edmundson.

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Phantoms by W. T. Burge

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Spoonazoid by Mark Bradford

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If you look closely, you will see that Spooonazoid’s “scales” ARE actually metal spoons!

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Rat Way – Artist Unknown

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Heroes by Isaac Cohen

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Big Catch – Artist Unknown

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The Char Car by Mark Bradford who also did Spoonazoid

After the parade, several of the entries were parked so you could get a closer look and better pictures.

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Star Car by Mark Bradford, entry number 3 from him

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Amber Eagle was very friendly and was posing for photos with her Our Lady of Transportation entry.

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A closer view of the Map of Time and Space entry from Rebecca Lowe

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A closer view of the Echo Muerte entry by Kristie Odom

This concludes Part 2 of my video essay of the Art Car Parade. Next, I will present Art Car Parade (Part 3) which will focus on the beauty and artwork of the classic cars and low rider entries.

Art Car Parade (Part 1)

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On Saturday, April 16, 2016, my husband and I had the opportunity to go see our first Art Car Parade. We had heard about them and seen snippets of them on the news and in the newspapers but had never had a chance to attend one for ourselves.

There was quite a variety of Art Cars and Low Riders in the parade. I figured it is just best to let the art of each vehicle to speak for itself. Here are some of the Art Car entrants:

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Longhorn Limo No Artist Name Given

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Longhorn Limo No Artist Name Given

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Victory Over Sin by David Best

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Our Lady of Transportation by Amber Eagle

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Reflections by David Haim

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Pop Art by Cherie Smith

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Abstract Painted VW Van by Drew Bettge

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Shattered Vanity by Nicole Strine

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Echo Muerte by Kristie Odorn

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Papalot by Jewelz Cody

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Hero Car by Jewelz Cody

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Sentrasaurus by Perri Harper

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Map of Time and Space by Rebecca Lowe

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Dinomyt by Roy Marsh

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Ghost Slipper by Ty Eckley

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A Little Bit of Nonsense by Randy Blair

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Peacock Car by Mark Garrett

Be sure to check out Art Car Parade (Part 2) for more whimsical and creative automobile designs!