A History of Houston's Testosterone-Fueled Art

1986
Beyond Thunderdome
Urban Animals founder Scott Prescott's Ghetto Blaster didn't have an engine, but it did have a flamethrower.

1988
Urge Overkill
Scott Gordon may have been the first to decorate his car ... with another car.

1992
Repo Men
At the Art Car Ball, Louis Perrin and Noah Edmundson ripped this car apart like a baked potato. Then they entered it in the parade

1993
Men with Guns
Ed Wilson and Dorman David named this idyllic mobile meadow for the Grassy Knoll from which Kennedy was shot.

1994
Post-Climactic Stress Disorder
"I shot my wad," Troy Engel says, in front of the judges' table. His car broke down, but he beat Scranton out for first.

1994
Botulism To Go
Paul Kittelson and Noah Edmundson want to know, why leave home without meat?

1995
Fruit of the Loom
Mark Bradford's car may look macho, but underneath the scales he's used a basket-weaving technique.

1995
No Stopping Them
Though three men were needed to drive it, Jeff Poss and posse thought of everything for their slick Inchworm -- except brakes.

1996
Pardon Me, Your Roots Are Showing
Scranton says of his Border Patrol, "That's when everyone started to think we were a bunch of rednecks."

1996
Boy Toy
Brian McCarty's Slingshot, rigged with garage-door springs, snapped shut when he hit the brakes -- but hey, at least it had brakes.

1996
Top or Bottom?
Dennis Clay hatched the idea for Double Trouble at Warren's Inn, a historic watering hole for the truly macho.

1997
Circle Jerk
Gary Strube's group hunted down and killed the wild Corvair for their revolving Trophy Car.

1997
Screw You
A feminist's answer to macho -- Patrice Yourdon covered her car with a carpet of screws, all pointing out.

 
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