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Iron Dragon Soars at Academy of Choice


Their school system classifies them as at risk kids, but Kim Hopson and Jackie Valore, Art instructors at Academy of Choice (AOC), and leaders of the Artcar Club in Houston's Spring Branch [more...]

All Art Day at Poe Elementary


An annual event at Edgar Allen Poe Elementary in Houston has become a fun opportunity for artcar artist to show off their vehicles to the art minded students at this highly regarded fine arts magnet school. [more...]

Man Who Murdered Tom Jones Set for Release


Dustin Allen Poe, the man who killed beloved Artcar Artist Tom Jones is scheduled to be released on March 30, just five years after being convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter for Jones [more...]

Art Cars at Bonnaroo!


Bonnaroo is the nation's premmier pop music festival, held each year on a farm near the small town of Manchester, in Rural Tennessee. For the past 13 years the population of tiny Manchester swells to 10 [more...]

Artomatic 419! in Toledo Ohio is looking for Artcars


Hey Artcar fans in Ohio! We've got some big news for you. A little group in Toledo, Artomatic 419! (419 is the area code in Toledo, get it!) is planning a little get together in April that sounds like [more...]

Houston Artcar Parade Returns to April, Get the 411 Here!


You kids wouldn't remember, but once upon a time the Houston Artcar Parade was held in April. Ah April, when the flowers are in bloom and there's still a slight chill in the morning air. The afternoons [more...]

Houston Artcar Parade Deadline for Entry is March 1


March 1, that's only 3 days away. Don't be like Last Minute Lou and Put it off Patty.

I'll let Bryan Taylor tell you the story of these two sad individuals.

"I remember one [more...]

He Put a Woman in a Trunk, What Happened Next Will Surprise You


Many of you in the Artcar Nation know of Rodney Wood as the impresario of Artocade, the fast growing artcar event held each September in Trinidad Colorado. His enthusiasm about artcars is contagious. He [more...]

Artcar Roof Sex


Noted sweet lady, award winning artcar artist Kimi Bainter went down to Galveston on Saturday to roll her latest creation, Eyegore II, in the Mardi Gras Artcar Parade on the Strand. Eyegore II, still a [more...]

The Joy Ride Artcar


Jessica Greenheart had wanted to paint an artcar since she was a teenager. This year she finally realized her dream when she purchased her grandmother Joy's car. With the help of her friend Amelia they [more...]

Jan Needs Corks!


In the beginning Jan Elftmann created the Cork Truck. She looked upon her work and saw that it was good. The rest of the world agreed and the awesome Cork Truck roamed the streets of Minneapolis and [more...]

Slut (R)evolution in Houston


Award-winning playwright/performer, sidewalk pornographer, accidental sex educator, phone sex operator. (Really. Yes. she still does this when not on tour.) and most exciting of all, Artcar driver Cameryn [more...]

Miley Cyrus, Flaming Lips, Moby, Artcars!


Warning: Not Safe for Work (Strong Language and Nudity)

Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips seem like strange bedfellows, but they have made no secret of their love for one another as [more...]

10 Years of Artcars in Tulsa


Charlie Larson is a long time resident of Tulsa and served as this year's chairman of Living Arts Artcar Weekend.

Ten years ago, I spotted my first real ArtCar in a gas station. [more...]

Iconic Longview Skate Car to be Preserved


Longview News Journal has reported [more...]

5 Videos from Tulsa Artcar Weekend


The Tulsa Artcar Weekend X happened a little over a week ago. It was their tenth annual artcar weekend. We haven't heard a lot out of Tulsa since the event so we are going to assume they had a good time [more...]

Artcar Fixture in Portland Beaterville Cafe Closes after 20 Years


Alas, Beaterville is no more! After 20 years as a funky fixture and destination for art car people in Portland, Beaterville Cafe has closed its doors. Founder "Beater Bill" Lockner decided he was finished [more...]

Kinkaid School Kids Artcar Parade


For the second straight year Artcars were a huge part of the Kincaid School Kids Artcar Parade. For the parade, each student created an artcar for themselves. The older kids made their artcars from cardboard [more...]

Patti Paulson Talks her Life as an Artcar Artist and Upcoming Events in MN


Patti Paulson has been traveling the country far and wide in her ridiculously awesome Lipstick Artcar. She had just returned home from the Houston Artcar Weekend when she spoke with Anna Pratt of the Minneapolis [more...]

Bosnian Wooden Artcar


When Momir Bojic, a retired Volkswagen auto worker brought home this 1975 Beetle "I told my wife Nada that I was none too sure exactly what I was going to do with this addition to the household, but whatever [more...]

33 Reasons Why Houston is the Artcar Capital of the World


The 2014 Houston Artcar Parade has come and gone and things are finally starting to get back to normal here in the Artcar Nation World Headquarters. The Houston Artcar Parade is an event without parallel [more...]

Media Roundup 2014 Houston Artcar Parade


The Houston Artcar Parade is the Granddaddy of all Artcar Parades attracting nearly 300 entrants, upwards of 300,000 spectators, and of course every major media outlet in town. We've gathered all of the [more...]

Custom Vans of the 70s


Your faithful Artcar Nation correspondent is a child of the 70s and when he traces the progression of his obsession with artcars he must look first to his earlier obsession with custom vans. "As a child [more...]

Arial View of the Parade


As comedian and movie fan Patton Oswalt recently proclaimed while speaking to a audience at a comic expo, "there's more movie making technology on (an iphone) than George Lucas had when he made Star Wars. [more...]

18 Smilebooth Pictures that Will Make you Smile


There was a Smilebooth photobooth setup at the Artcar Ball. Often times these can be boring affairs, but where artcars are concerned that is rarely the case.

We've selected 18 of our [more...]

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