Car of Whimsy

Welcome to Car of Whimsy: a deep dive in taking a slightly unusual car and transforming to pure whimsy. If you’ve seen us on the road, hopefully it made for a giggle.

This blog dives into the whimsical world of making this first Art Car.

Whimsy gets naked…

Good thing this car isn't remotely bashful, with many parts removed it is a somewhat revealing experience. As with all older items (houses especially), one never knows what kind of surprises are found when you start peering behind a wall Fortunately, so far so good! The things that are in need of...

Rust

Rust drives me nuts. Replacing a part is fine, replacing a part because it rusted out and fell off, frustrating. Why don’t we make cars that last for 30 years as a standard feature? This may be an unexpected question perhaps, and it’s a bit strange of me to ask given that one of my mediums are...

Dashboard Carpet is a standard feature?

Little known quirk about the Nissan Cube, it came with a shag carpet on the dashboard. No really. It did. There’s actually a circular divot in the dashboard specifically for this pass of fluff. These circles of carpets come up on EBay from time to time, and they are a constant source of comment...

That’s better, the early stages.

Art cars have to start somewhere. Custom plates are fun, and surprisingly easy to get IF you can find a set of characters that isn't already taken. Transferring your old car to your spouse... that's just a lot of paperwork and at least 2 stops with signatures. Slightly less complicated then buying...

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