Saturday, May 22, 2010

Largest Art Car Parade Yet!

Just got the totals from the Houston Chronicle: 300,000 spectators for the Art Car parade held Saturday, May 8th, 2010.
300 cars were in the lineup this year, the biggest response ever, and beautiful weather made this the BEST Houston Art Car Parade Yet! We were there with 'Scout', and a new addition in the back featured the World's Smallest Version of the World's Largest Art Car Parade, replicating cars of friends and celebrity Art Car artists, as well as some completely fabricated pieces.
It was always billed as the largest, and this year Houston really took it to a new level. Oldest, Largest, Longest, Houston Orange Show Art Car Parade is the Est-est!
-Erika and Scout - OH, and we won a 3rd place trophy in the Art Car category - super extra-added bonus!

Here are links to the actual parade, from the Orange Show, cut up into five segments:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

And, Paul McRae's Flickr Photo set from Art Car weekend 2010 - you can also do a photo search, and find thousands more from hundreds of other people shutterbuggin': Paul's Art Car Pics


Pmcd9 said...

I wish you had reminded me that you put the Worlds Largest Artcar Parade on your car. That is something I would have loved to photograph.

World's Largest Things, Inc. said...

D'oh! Next year, then. I'll have more cars replicated by then, too - Jesus Christ Monkey Car was a looking for his, but it hadn't made it through final gluing. But, there was a pretty recognizable Yarn Car...