CAR ART PROJECTS
OXO USA TOUR Van & Movie - (Ongoing since 1971). This is
a fabrication/performance piece involving the custom-building
of a 1966 Chevrolet van equipped with a bed, television, stereo,
sunroof, ice box, and chuck-wagon style cooking facility. The
van was decorated in a metalflake red, white, and blue stars
and stripes motif. The piece entailed living in the van while
traveling through 39 states over a five-month period in 1971.
A one-hour documentation of the trip was made on 8mm movie film,
which was converted to video in 1989. The resultant video film,
OXO USA Tour has a sound track produced by Billings, Montana
Artist Sir Quaxalot (aka Frank Ferguson). The van was completely
rebuilt and restored in 1987, and a companion camp trailer/motorcycle
transporter was fabricated to match for the one-time use of traveling
the Going To The Sun Highway in Glacier Park. In 1998, the "OXOvan"
was an invited entry in the Pioneer Street Rods Custom Car Show
and won the coveted "Kids' Choice Trophy."
Oldsmobile On Earth
- (Ongoing since 1990). Visit my page dedicated to this car art
Fastest ArtRod On Earth
- (In conceptual progress since 1994). This is another "ArtRod"
piece which involves covering the front portion of a 1969 Corvette
Stingray roadster with small mosaic-type mirror tiles, including
colored mirror tiles in a flame mosaic motif.
The mirrors will blend to ultraglossy black paint at the rear
of the machine, thus blending the concepts of "ArtCar"
and "HotRod" into "The Fastest ArtRod On Earth."
The Corvette has been customized with the addition of CanAm-style
racing bodywork and a racing gymkhana-style suspension system.
It is powered by a 500 horsepower motor with nitrous oxide injection,
and is being built as a "matching pair" along with
a 1969 Chevrolet El Camino. The two black autos have the same
wheels, tires, motors, and flame design.