"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Art Car Show in Garfield on Penn

Friday night I read about the Art Car Show in an article in the Post-Gazette.   At this show, there weren’t any cars like the Art Car in Columbus OH I posted a couple of years ago.

Steve and I ventured out Saturday afternoon and what started out as a gray, dark day became perfect

First, we met George and his 1973 VW Thing.  He came when the weather was good as his vehicle has no roof!  Made in West Germany and customized in Redondo CA, he bought it in Indiana and told me his goal is to have every car he thought was cool when he was a kid.  He has five cars and I should have asked him what the other four were but that question will have to wait for the Oktoberfest Car Show at the old VW Factory in  Westmoreland next Sunday, October 14th.

Jason Sauer of Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery was the host of the event and showed me his demolition car named DOA and “that’s what it is”  he said,”Dead!” That is why it was covered with a white sheet!

Parts of it have been torched out of the body and grace his Art Gallery walls and there is even a car pieces wind chime hanging from the tin ceiling of the gallery.    He was the host for the day. He was at an event in Texas and had Xerox Most  Wanted signs and people posed for the piece you see on the gallery wall. All the photos are on the trunk of a car, hanging on the gallery wall and the participants tagged themselves on FB.

Sam Thorp posed by the van she painted.

Steve bought a psychology book at Awesome Books a few doors down and he pointed out the giant sleeping cat in the front of the bookstore.   We had fun in Garfield Saturday afternoon.

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3 responses

  1. Sue Reinfeld

    I am going to have to start reading the paper more. Seems I miss all the fun stuff. I love the one with the head coming out of the hood.

    October 7, 2012 at 7:23 am

  2. Having been raised in Detroit, I’ve seen more than my fair share of car shows. I would have loved to have seen this one, though. Such a great assortment of unique autos. That head ornament must bring stares when the car is driven. :)

    October 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

  3. I wonder how many more cars George wants to add to his collection…

    October 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

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