The 2013 Art Car Parade starts this Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. In this week's cover story "Enjoying the Ride" with story and photos by Chris Curry, we decided to highlight some of this year's entrants. Throughout this week, we'll run posts with video to give you a closer look at these dedicated artists.
Bob Wink of Belville, TX watched his first Art Car parade six years ago and was instantly entranced and determined not to sit on the sidelines. He decided to become a participant and came up with an art car built on a go-cart frame.
First, he built an alligator car, then his car was a guitar with himself playing Elvis and driving from inside the sound hole.
This year he'll dress up as Colonel Sanders to drive his "Fried Chicken" car.
"The car has a sound system and as I'm going down the parade I play the chicken dance and have 300,000 people doing the chicken dance as I go through the parade route."
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This year's parade route starts on Allen Parkway and Waugh, travels eastbound, curves around The Heritage Society on Bagby Street, then comes up the other side and makes its way to Shepherd Drive.
Other Art Car video highlights: