6 Wheeled Monster Off-Road Mercedes Mutant Vehicle in New Mad Max 4 Movie

6 Wheeled Monster Off-Road Mercedes Mutant Vehicle in New Mad Max 4 Movie
6 Wheeled Monster Off-Road Mercedes Mutant Vehicle in New Mad Max 4 Movie


I just run into the most awesome Mercedes 300SD ever in the history of Mercedes Benz. Its a 6, count them 6 wheeled monster Off-Road Mercedes mutant vehicle beast built for the long awaited Mad Max 4: Fury Road, that is going into production next spring in Namibia.

Its basically a 80's Mercedes mounted on semi truck frame and if that's the future to come then I am going to start making preparations to convert my Mercedes Pens Art Car into it's close cousin.

I am guessing this 6-Wheeled Mercedes beauty belongs to some war lord, head honcho, bad guy who loves to ride in luxury while ordering his mutant henchmen to kill people and destroy small enclaves. It also looks like it has enough gas tanks to last a while since there aren't many places to pull over and get gas in the future. I am definitely looking forward to seeing this movie just to see this Mutant Vehicle in action. Art Car Central is proud to display and report on such exuberant mutations of Mercedes Benz cars and certainly puts this 4x4 Mercedes to shame. Recipient of The Mutant Vehicle of the Month award.

6 Wheeled Monster Off-Road Mercedes Mutant Vehicle in New Mad Max 4 Movie
6 Wheeled Monster Off-Road Mercedes Mutant Vehicle in New Mad Max 4 Movie
6 Wheeled Monster Off-Road Mercedes Mutant Vehicle in New Mad Max 4 Movie
6 Wheeled Monster Off-Road Mercedes Mutant Vehicle in New Mad Max 4 Movie
via bleedingcool

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car and the Rocking Alhabib Ejaz who Painted it

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car on the Road to Paris

About Vincent Loos and His VW Art Car Foxy Shahzadi

Vincent Loos is a 39-year-old Frenchman who finished a three year stint at a hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan. He was with "Doctors without borders" and the owner of a 25 year old Volkswagen Beetle wreck, found at the bottom of an Islamabad street waiting for a final trip to the scrapyard. He hired an intensive care specialist who restored the car to full health, and then hired Alhabib Ejaz, an artist to paint in the local style known as "truck art".

His Dream was to travel to Paris by road with a beautifully painted VW art car covered in a psychedelic array of flowers, waterfalls and the faces of famous Pakistanis. He wanted this 6,000 mile trip to be a way to show the world the "softer side" of Pakistan.

So he embarked on his art on wheels tour, a trip that took about two weeks fully equipped with a roof rack and plenty of spare parts to make the grueling trip across that part of the world. For more info you can check out his blog

Traveling by Foxy, as Beetles are affectionately known in Pakistan, Loos payed homage to a local motoring cult. Dozens of well-maintained Beetles ply the streets. (His, a cool grey, a Betsy, a proud 1967 model.)

The Beetle came to Pakistan in the 1950s with army officers and bureaucrats returning from postings abroad. The appeal has endured – Mubashir Hasan, a finance minister from the 1970s, still drives his around Lahore. Romano Karim of Islamabad's VW club estimates about 500 "Foxies" travel Pakistan's roads. "Cute, quirky, cheap spare parts – it's the ideal car," he says.

About Alhabib Ejaz

Alhabib Ejaz was the local truck artist who was hired to transform Foxy Shahzadi into one of the most beautiful VW art cars in town for its long journey to Paris. Alhabib Ejaz is an artist who has devoted his entire life to painting those amazing Pakistani art trucks with crazy paint jobs and doilies hanging from the windows and as you can see he did ana amazing job on Foxy. What I like the most about Alhabib is the fact that he rocks the social media scene with flikr, a youtube video and two facebook accounts to promote his amazing art. This whole thing happened back in 2009 but it deserves a big mention here on Art Car Central. Please check the Alhabib Ejaz's video below.

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car and the Rocking Alhabib Ejaz who Painted it

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car Eyes

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car Rear

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car Rear

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car Front

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car Hood

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car Rear Door

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car Hood

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car Hood

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car Hubcaps


Alhabib Ejaz artist who painted Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car in the Media

Foxy Shahzadi VW Art Car and Drivers

1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times - Prehistoric Hoarder With A Glue Gun Art Car

1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times - Art Car Central
1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times

This 1969 Ford Mustang Skull Art Car called Morbido 69 by Howard Howrad Vines has been a regular feature at all the artcar fests here in the San Franscisco Bay Area and especially at the How Berkeley Can You Be. This art car was spotted by Murilee Martin who posted it on Jalopnic and took a ton of photos of this fine car parked in Alameda, California.

Unfortunately this beauty has fallen on hard times like a lot of older arts do and was seen again by Murilee at a local pick and pull some years later. The story is the same, first the most ardent Mustang fanatics will strip away all the good parts, then once its down to "bare bones" no pun intended, it will then be taken down to the crusher for its final journey.

I am not sure what to call this art car but it definitely crosses over into a few genres. I think its a combination between burning man, mad max, prehistoric, Wrath of Khan, nack to the future, caveman feel to it. Its almost like it belongs to a prehistoric caveman hoarder with a glue gun. I am sure the guy is very nice, probably and accountant or something who goes to burning man every year.  I would love to meet the owner of this mystery mustang art car, so if you or anyone know more about this art car please contact us at Art Car Central.

1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times
1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times

1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times - Art Car Central
1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times

1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times - Art Car Central
1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times

1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times - Art Car Central
1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times

1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times - Art Car Central
1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times

1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times - Art Car Central
1969 Mustang Skull Art Car Falls On Hard Times

1969 Mustang Skull Art Car - Skull Closeup
1969 Mustang Skull Art Car - Skull Closeup

1969 Mustang Skull Art Car - Toy Closeu
1969 Mustang Skull Art Car - Toy Closeup

1969 Mustang Skull Art Car - Hood Closeup
1969 Mustang Skull Art Car - Hood Closeup


1969 Mustang Skull Art Car - John Kerry Sticker
1969 Mustang Skull Art Car - John Kerry Sticker
 via Jalopnik

(note: the article was written before the identity of the owner was found and the article is a bit confusing. I added the name at the top then made this last paragraph out place, so let just agree the article is a bit screwed up and never mention it again:)

10,000 pieces of scrap metal + 3 German Friends = Amazing Scrap Metal Mercedes 300SLR Art Car

Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central
Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central

Three German friends set out to pay homage to the classic 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’ by recreating it entirely out of 10,000 pieces of SCRAP METAL. Armin Ciesielski, Peter Brakel and Walter Willer who work for a German company called Giganten aus Stahl (Giants of Steel) decided one day to recreate one of the greatest cars ever made and set out to make a life size mercedes art car. The three sculptors went through thousands of pieces of scrap metal for their recycled art car masterpiece and spent several months cutting and putting about 2200lbs of it all together. Although Ciesielski claims he could rebuild any car out of crap metal, he admits this particular project was more difficult due to the car's detailed intricacy and the work that went into making the car’s engine identical to the original. If any one is interested this Scrap Metal Mercedes Art Car, its for sale for about $90,000 and proudly featured here on Art Car Central.
via Offbeat Earth
 
Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central
Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central

Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central
Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central

Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central
Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central

Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central
Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central

Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central
Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central

Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central
Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central

Mercedes 300 SLK Scrap Metal Art Car - Art Car Central
Original Mercedes 300 SLR
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6 Stunning Reasons why this Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes is so Amazing

997 Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes - Art Car Central
997 Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes - Art Car Central

Champion Porsche paired up renown New York graffiti artist Miguel Paredes to turn this limited edition 408hp 3.8-liter flax-six engine 997 Speedster into an amazing art car for the 2011 Art Basel Miami Beach show.
Miguel was born and raised in downtown New York and is known for specializing graffiti art which put to good use creating this Porsche art car masterpiece. This art car features vibrant colors, patterns and figures related to Japanese art and inspired by urban realism which is the underlying theme of much of the work done by Miguel Parades. I am so stocked to have this art car on art car central, simply amazing!!!
via born rich
 
997 Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes - Art Car Central
997 Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes - Art Car Central

997 Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes - Art Car Central
997 Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes - Art Car Central

997 Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes - Art Car Central
997 Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes - Art Car Central

997 Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes - Art Car Central
997 Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes - Art Car Central

997 Porsche Art Car by Miguel Paredes - Art Car Central

Two Years of Counting

4,379 visits have been made to this blog since 12/24/09.

It's been two years now since I added a hit counter and I'm pretty amazed at the results - especially considering how infrequently I put things up and how little promotion I do.

Last year at this time I'd had 2081 visits, this year I had 2298.





78% of people who click onto this blog come from the United States, but it has been visited by people from 79 countries, including Bulgaria, Jordan, Ireland, Russia, and Estonia!


I know that just because someone happens to click onto this blog for whatever reason doesn't mean that they actually read any of it, but still.... it boggles my mind.




I really like the idea of blogging, but I think this kind of blog - a personal blog - has pretty much been replaced by Facebook. In an amazingly short amount of time, blogging has begun to seem somewhat old-fashioned!

I say I don't have the time to blog, but I do find the time each day to visit Facebook. I scroll through all the recent status updates, maybe play a video clip or two, look at some photos, make a few comments, and play a few games of Scrabble. I wonder how much time that eats up?


If you're one of the few people who actually reads my posts, and especially if you've actually read this one: Best Wishes for a happy new year!

Ghost Art Car Driving through Town

Ghost Art Car Driving through Town - Art Car Central
Parked Ghost Art Car - Art Car Central

There was a public art project on Tour in Basel by Austrian artist and designer Manfred Kielnhofer called  “Light Guards”, a project that included a ghost art car driving around town last June.

This Ghost Art Car is a large white van with hooded figures sitting on the roof, driving outside the fair, and the Bleifrei (which translates to Lead Free in German).  Manfred Kielnhofer said “Art is like Jesus; it died and it’s coming again.” Thanks Manfred, for submitting to art car central.

Ghost Art Car Driving through Town - Art Car Central
Parked Ghost Art Car - Art Car Central

Ghost Art Car Driving through Town - Art Car Central
Parked Ghost Art Car - Art Car Central
Here is some of his other art