Each year in April, Houston has an Art Car Parade near downtown. It is a very enjoyable afternoon to see all of the creativity that the people put into their unique vehicles.
What follows are some photos of but a few of the many Art Cars that go down the parade route.
The Houston Police always lead off the parade with a few of their police cars.
You’ll see some neat carts come rolling down the street.
This guy had his wildly decorated.
This car is always in the parade.
It looks very cool and really unique.
There’s people riding bikes, roller-skating and on small scooters. I thought this girl looked very festive on her bike.
This next vehicle is one of my favorites and it’s in the parade every year also.
Here’s a telephone vehicle. Very well made!
I like this Star vehicle.
You can see in this photo how part of the star is made of green plexi-glass so she can see to drive and also open it up to wave to the crowd.
Here’s a neat car that he drives from inside the mouth of the beast.
This car was made out of wood and came passing by really fast.
Here’s another car made out of wood and it’s always in the parade too.
It is followed by the mini version.
This was a unique vehicle that all of the doors were opening and closing on their own.
This vehicle was covered in fruits. Very colorful.
I liked this next vehicle.
The girl riding the rocket was really enthusiastic and the crowd loved her.
She looked good up there.
The girls in the back were singing and dancing to the music with rockets tied to their crotches like dildo’s sticking out, lol.
Here’s another regular at the parade. The guy was singing opera songs out of the mouth.
I thought this little boat car was pretty cool.
Ronald McDonald’s shoe always makes an appearance in the parade.
This cars’ wheels moved in a weird way but it was pretty cool looking. It had two front ends on it and was called the ‘Double Header’.
You’ll see a lot of vehicles towing a trailer behind them filled with people partying to music.
These ladies were Belly Dancing to music.
Here’s another vehicle that always makes an appearance in the Art Car Parade every year.
I thought this vehicle looked pretty cool covered in foliage.
Here’s another cool little cart.
This station wagon had a very bright paint job on it and it hauled a decorated trailer full of people.
I liked this old style cop car.
Here’s a car that looked like a roach.
This vehicle looks like they’re riding a Jet Ski.
This old timer drove something that looked like it was straight out of The Beverly Hillbillies, lol.
Here’s another cart that was covered in greenery.
This car was decorated to be very patriotic.
Here’s a vehicle covered in boxes.
This next car is the Peacock Car.
As it rides along, the feathers rise up.
And when it’s finished, it looks like a peacock showing its’ plumage.
This car was covered in what looked like ping pong balls. Very funny looking.
I love this Radio Flyer vehicle. I had a little red wagon as a kid and I remember it fondly.
This guy had his vehicle decorated with an Eagle and the Texas Flag colors.
I always see the OutHouse guy come riding by and I always laugh. Notice his pants are down as he takes care of business, lol.
This car had girls roller skating around it dressed like Genies and this car looked like ‘I Dream of Jeannie’s’ bottle.
I’m not sure what this next vehicle was but they put in a lot of effort on it.
The ‘Space Ship Car’ is always in the parade as well.
I think it looks really cool.
A police car that looks like the one from ‘The Blues Brothers’ was in the parade too.
This lady came riding by on her Flamingo bicycle.
Here’s another vehicle with a lot of people partying on it with music blaring.
Notice the pterodactyl on his roof.
I thought this vehicle looked like something out of ‘The Flintstones’ cartoon.
Here’s a mouse car.
I’m not sure what this one was either but it looked neat as it came by.
There were many brightly decorated cars in the parade. This was but one.
One year, I think it would be fun to be in the parade on a vehicle that has loud music playing and everybody is having fun.
This lady came roller-skating by and looked very festive as well.
This trailer had a live band playing on it and there were several like this passing by.
Here’s another little cart that I thought looked pretty cool.
I can’t explain this guy to you.
He was covered in a pink gook and it was all over him.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my photos from the Art Car Parade of 2012.
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