Home-Made Autobots Protect Chinese Scrap Yard From Decepticon Invasion

These creations built by a Chinese scrap yard owner won't be on the big screen in Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen » 10/10/08 2:20pm 10/10/08 2:20pm, but that doesn't mean they aren't just as cool as or . Of course, since these Autobots are just sculptures made from junked car parts, they're not able to transform back to vehicle mode. With…

Student Builds '65 Mustang from 4,000 Beer Cans

One of the benefits to alcoholism is the sheer quantity raw materials you can accumulate. And considering aluminum is the weight-saving metal of choice among carmakers, perhaps it would behoove the auto industry to be run by a bunch of drunks. That's not to say the guy who built this '65 Mustang facsimile out of Bud… » 8/02/07 9:27am 8/02/07 9:27am

Australian Sculptor Fiddles With Car Bits

Daniel Clammett, a New South Wales sculptor and bodyman, got his start due to nearly failing an art class. As a last-ditch measure to obtain a passing grade, he welded up some kind of monster in his dad's body shop, and Bob's your uncle, the piece sold. He only uses dented-beyond-repair panels in his pieces, saying "I… » 10/12/06 2:00pm 10/12/06 2:00pm

Hanging Gardens of F1: Dissected Racer at the British Motor Show

It's not a crash scene from "Formula One: The Puppet Show," it's an F1 car done up Hanging Gardens of Babylon style at the British International Motor Show — all of its sundry parts suspended from the ceiling by cables. How bettter to imbue the sport of shikhs with properly Londonesque art-geek pretense? Right, the… » 7/19/06 12:50pm 7/19/06 12:50pm

One Hundred Thousand in Car on the Wall: Lamborghini as Art

We had an idea to do this, or something like it, about 20 years ago — that is, hang a Lamborghini Countach on a wall as an objet d'arte. Of course, we were (and still are) light by the two million in Newport Beach bux going into a new house for Richard Moriarity, vinyard owner, '80s party promoter and heir to a… » 5/15/06 10:04am 5/15/06 10:04am

Parts Art: BMW Sponsors Sculpture Project

Those high-minded conceptualists in the Vehicle Design program at the Royal College of Art took a break from sketching dashboard binnacles to produce a string of artworks using only BMW parts for inspiration. From 14 entries, submitted as designs, a panel of judges selected five, which were subsequently realized with… » 4/10/06 9:10am 4/10/06 9:10am