Sunday, October 10, 2010


This past Wednesday, the True World Gallery in Joshua Tree hosted a visit of art cars traveling from Los Angeles to the Salton Sea. The cars were parked in front of the gallery on Hwy. 62 for all to see. The reception was followed by an art car movie, "Automorphosis," screened out back in the Starlite Courtyard.

This winged car was one of our favorites. As you can see in the photo to the right, there are steps up the back to reach a couple of deluxe viewing chairs.

The man behind the tour, and the movie, is Harrod Blank, who has made art cars his life. The Camera Van is his creation. Some of the cameras mounted on the car actually take pictures, and he can set the flashes to go off in a light show display.

Above is a rear view, and to the right some of the fun detail work on the camera van.

Appropriately, this car was playing mariachi music!

We loved the Automorphosis movie. The creativity of art car geeks is astounding, and you will laugh your head off. You can learn more about the movie and Harrod's other endeavors by clicking here or here. (You can order the Automorphosis DVD for $25 by emailing Harrod.)