These May Be The Best Seats Ever Fitted To A Production Car

These Sci-Fi Cars Are The Best Future We Can Possibly Imagine

It's too easy to just take supercars and put them in the dystopian world that is to come. It's also too easy to put them into the cyberpunk world that is to come. Or really, any of those futures. What's better is all of those futures, blended together to make a beautiful whole. That's what British artist Khyzyl Saleem… » 11/14/14 2:10pm 11/14/14 2:10pm

Genius-Grant Winner And Bechdel Test Creator Can Also Draw Some Cars

Alison Bechdel is a cartoonist and the most recent winner of a MacArthur "genius grant." She's probably best known for her creation of the "Bechdel Test" for movies to see how well they deal with women characters. But what's not usually mentioned is that the lady can draw the crap outta some cars. » 9/18/14 9:00pm 9/18/14 9:00pm

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

Someone Buy Me This Amazing $50,000 Saturn 'Art Car'

See that, you philistine? That's "art" you see up there. And one of you should buy it for me for the low, low price of $50,000. Because I work hard and I deserve it. » 3/28/14 11:00pm 3/28/14 11:00pm

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

Banksy's New Stuffed Animal Truck Is Really Creepy

As Urban Outfitters' favorite street artist Banksy continues his residency in New York this month, weirder and more wonderous art is bound to pop up. A lot of his newest art is focusing on cars, like the the world's most valuable Mazda Protege, but this new truck of his is downright creepy. » 10/12/13 2:13pm 10/12/13 2:13pm

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

This Upside Down Camaro/Festiva Monster Is The Craziest Car At LeMons

The 24 Hours of LeMons is known for its crazycars, but this one may take the cake. It's a Ford Festiva/Chevy Camaro monster mashup, and yes, it's upside down. » 8/11/13 11:00am 8/11/13 11:00am

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

Now You, Too, Can Own The Cork Car Of Los Angeles

The Crack Cork Car of Los Angeles is kind of an LA staple, like good tacos and seeing paparazzi hounding some poor Bieber hanger-on. It's for sale now though, so now you, too, can own this automotive oddity.
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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

This Hand Engraved Civic Is A 5,000-Hour Work Of Art

How long does it take to hand-engrave the length and breadth of a 1992 Honda Civic? No less than 5,000 hours. Artist Shawn Lisjack thinks it's worth it, and he's not even finished. » 4/04/13 2:57pm 4/04/13 2:57pm

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 Did Pablo Picasso Vomit On This Porsche 911?

Really, he didn't, because he's dead. True story: Champion Motorsport of Pompano Beach, Florida does an annual art-car collabo for the mega artsy confab, Art Basel Miami Beach. This year the shop teamed with "neo-pop" artist Romero Britto on a new Porsche 911 Cabriolet (991). Whimsy. So much whimsy. » 12/07/12 2:30pm 12/07/12 2:30pm

Did Thuggee Soldiers Use This Car To Chase Ringo?

Have you ever seen Help!? It was the Beatles' Goon Show/Duck Soup-inspired second film, and I'm pretty sure this car was in it somewhere. » 9/06/12 3:20pm 9/06/12 3:20pm

The Beauty Of Car Pelts

A few years back, a friend of mine visiting San Francisco texted me a picture. The image was the side of a nondescript white building, with what looked like a red, flattened Fiat 850 Spider. I did some research, and that's exactly what it was. The buidling was the Moscone Center, the car was once a Fiat 850 Spider,… » 5/31/12 12:00pm 5/31/12 12:00pm

This Is NASCAR’s New Art Truck

Nelson Piquet Jr. will be running this new livery in the NASCAR Truck race in Charlotte, NC this weekend. Created by UK-based artist Death Spray Custom, the unique livery is a shocking foray into credible design for the popular race series. » 5/17/12 10:00am 5/17/12 10:00am