Houston 2012 Art Car Parade

The Complete Package and I attended our first Houston Art Car Parade this weekend. What a hoot! Over 300 cars entered this year’s parade; each one of them unique and entertaining. Here’s a look at this year’s event, starting with Houston’s mayor. Note: You can click on any photo to see it in a larger format, then simply hit the ‘back arrow’ on your computer to return to the blog.

And to prove that it’s not just about the cars, here’s a tribute to my favorite “accessory” of the day. Caution – you may not be able to handle all this sexy.

To the funny & friendly lady who sat behind us at the parade ogling the Viking Skater man (I believe her name was Lynn) – that one was for you. {wink}

If you’d like to learn more about the Houston Art Car Parade, please visit their website at http://www.thehoustonartcarparade.com/

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17 responses to “Houston 2012 Art Car Parade

  1. Loving your photos – amazing the creativity that goes into this. My fav is the sock monkey:) Happy Monday!

    • Those cars are awe-inspiring. I wanted to come home and glue stuff to my Jeep. My favorite was the big walking man near the end of the post. He didn’t photograph well, but he was amazing. As they pedaled the crank to make him move, his feet and legs we animated and it really looked like he was walking down the street. It was awesome!

  2. Cyndi

    yeah, sure you took the Viking pictures for some lady behind you – you just keep telling TCP that (wink, wink).
    The cars are fantastic! What a wonderful way to spend the day.

    • Okay, I’m not going to lie. I couldn’t take my eyes off him. But neither could TCP. That was one rocking, confident viking. And there WAS a lady behind us who was ogling the viking, as well. She still has my business card from the guys in the car painted for an attorney who defends clients busted for weed. Evidently she felt she needed it more than me, because she said “I’m gonna need to hang on to that” when I showed it to her. Glad I could help a girl out.

  3. Is that one a voodoo guy? I like that one.

  4. Big Sis

    I love the paisley beatle!! I would drive that around alllllllll the time!

  5. My boys LOVED these cars! I love the liberal use of VW Beetles as Canvas. I’ve wanted a VW convertible since I figured out what one was…alas, it doesn’t seat 7. But when I do get one someday, it will have paisley and flowers painted all over it. The Viking is hilarious!

  6. bakeaholicmama

    Did I see a Taco Car? LOVE

  7. Rock on Viking Skater Dude!! And that chicken wing car – I wonder if the exhuast smelled like fried chicken? Mmmm.

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