Monday, May 12, 2008

2008 Houston Art Car Parade

I need to be careful. My roots are showing.

Now, to be certain, I was never hard core. But I was quite flamboyant in my younger days. This weekend made me flashback to my days with pink hair, a tiger miniskirt, and fishnets. This weekend was the Houston Art Car Parade and we were right in the middle of the freak show. There seemed to be a higher percentage of belly dancers there than there are in the regular population. What fun we had.

We were the tamest of entires, with our dear, old RV.


We got a lot of whoops and hollers, especially from the older set.

Here is a sampling of the other entrants.

There was the box car.


Yes, this thing was motorized. And alive.

The classic Roachmobile.



We used to have this old blue pickup that I threatened to glue fruit all over. Looks like someone else thought that was a good idea.

I really liked the peacock car.


I don't know if you can tell, but these boys decorated their go-kart with Legos. Very cute.



And, of course, you know I have a soft place in my heart for the big chicken.



If you want to see more, you can visit here.



In a tragic turn of events, the curator of the Art Car Museum was killed by a suspected drunk driver just hours after the festivities ended. Please pray for the family and friends of Tom Jones as they deal with his unexpected death.

8 comments:

Evan said...

"Old Blue was a GREAT truck! It's probably still out there swerving around, somewhere!!

While riding in your Beautiful parade entry on Saturday, I spied your bra hanging up in the back of the RV. Only after I left did I conjure the thought, "hey, if I had grabbed the bra and started waving out the window to all of the freaky people lining the parade route, the Retro RV would have taken home 1st place!".....Ahh yes, there's always next year! ;)

Julie said...

Evan, dear, did you forget where you were? No one would even notice my decidedly boring tan Hanes bra. And if they saw you waving it, they would certainly just think it was yours!

Razor Family Farms said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the parade of fabulous vehicles! My favorite: the chicken. What a blast!

Evan, you crack me up. I read your comment and then Julie's response and sat here giggling and snorting and gasping! What fun!

Blessings!
Lacy

Julie said...

Let me tell you Lacy, it was hot! It was in the 90's that day. I couldn't stand wearing that thing for another minute. We picked up Evan along the route. I didn't realize he was rummaging around in the bathroom looking for material for blog entries!

Evan said...

Actually, I think it was hanging in the kitchen, from the oven door...I was hungry! ;)

jac said...

Sooooo sorry we missed the parade and getting to see your RV. As you know, we were up in Austin getting our new car! Would have loved to see your RV and all the other great art cars.

So sorry to hear of the death of Tom Jones. Thanks for posting that info - I'd missed it in the paper.

We had fun yesterday!! Hope everyone else did too.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I've seen that roach in my kitchen at midnight.

Julie in Houston said...

Ok...I found your post about the Art Car Parade. I love your retro RV! I did a similar blog and also ended it with the tragic news about Tom Jones. Very bizarre and sad!