This Is The First Cartoon To Feature Cars Ever

For a while now, I've been undertaking a long-term research project to find the first car represented in a work of art. Not a technical drawing, but as a subject in a work created for artistic purposes only. I'm still researching, but along the way, I think I've found what may be the first cartoon with cars. » 4/25/14 4:00pm 4/25/14 4:00pm

3D Printing Is Finally Making Its Way Over To Crazily- Sculpted Cars

For much of human history the domain of the car with a bunch of random bits slapped on as a symbol of the futility of entropy, or something, I think, has been the domain of the slightly "unique." With increasing access to 3D printing, though, art cars with slapped-on bits have become bonafide, gallery-dwelling works. » 11/09/13 10:15am 11/09/13 10:15am

Artist Creates Mercedes V12 Out Of Bones, Fossils, Bronze, and More

If you don't look at this and involuntarily say "holy crap," then you should probably contact a physician and ask him why you're so dead. This Mercedes V12 replica was designed by artist Eric van Hove, who broke the Benz V12 down to 400+ constituent parts and contracted artisans all over Morocco to duplicate it. » 8/28/13 3:03pm 8/28/13 3:03pm

I Saw Homer's Odyssey Performed In A Honda Odyssey On An LA Freeway

I really like seeing cars used in novel ways. So when I heard Machine Project was planning a performance of Homer's Odyssey in Honda's Odyssey, I was interested. The end result was striking, engaging, smelly, and disturbing in a fun way, and makes me appreciate the performance potential of minivans. » 7/22/13 10:08am 7/22/13 10:08am

These Illustrated Movie Cars Are Absolutely Perfect

It's rare that I see a piece of art and a piece of me just wants to absolutely lunge for it, but this is one of those times. Exactingly created by artist Scott Park and replicating cars ranging from everything from the Dukes of Hazzard to The Fifth Element, each car is a perfect bit of art in its own right. » 6/02/13 6:21pm 6/02/13 6:21pm

The Beetle Sphere Is The Natural Conclusion Of The VW Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle has always been a very round car. In its first iteration, its bubble-shaped roof and front hood always seemed to be attempting to find equilibrium with its sloping rear, and that trend only seemed to continue as generations went on. Now, it looks like that equilibrium has been reached. » 6/01/13 10:00am 6/01/13 10:00am

These Amazing Thai Knockoff Supercars Might Be The Greatest Car-Art…

Our recent stories on those shady scam replica-car builders reminded me of something I've been meaning to write about for a long time: an amazing project from artist Tobias Rehberger that's all about making replicas of cars. And not your usual, boring, beautiful, carefully-crafted, hyper-accurate replicas; these… » 3/21/13 12:30pm 3/21/13 12:30pm

Why Are Saudis Stoning Their Cars?

In a refreshing change, there are stoning victims in Saudi Arabi that aren't accused adulteresses or even people at all: they're cars. And, even better, it's not the scary kind of stoning, or the drug kind of stoning, either. It's a recent and weird Saudi car culture trend of cramming stones under cars to raise them… » 5/08/12 1:30pm 5/08/12 1:30pm