2015 Houston Art Car Parade Winners

Houston Art Car Parade Weekend honors the DRIVE to CREATE and the ARTIST IN EVERYONE! It shows the creative, energetic and fun side of Houston, the Art Car Capital of the World!

This year, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art awarded $15,000, using these criteria:

  • Overall theme
  • Craftsmanship
  • Design
  • Originality
  • Transformation

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL 2015 LINEUP

 

MAYOR'S CUP - $2000 AND GRAND TROPHY

#106 - Electric Ladyland
Reagan High School Art Car Students
Rebecca Bass, Teacher. Johnny Rojas, Visiting Artist
Houston, TX

 

FIRST PLACE ART CARS - $1500 AND GRAND TROPHY

#138 - POPART
Cherie Smith & Sharon Neyland, Houston, TX

#13 - Mishell Karmann Ghia
Kathamann of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Art Car Museum, Houston, TX

#16 - Rosebud
Amber Eagle
Art Car Museum, Houston, TX

#136 - Madonna Car
Jose A. Benavides, Chandler, AZ

 

SECOND PLACE ART CARS

#42 - Sashimi Tabernacle Choir
Richard Carter & Team Sashimi, Houston, TX

#12 - Shattered Vanity
Nicole Strine, Houston, TX

#30 - Shopper Chopper
Cal VanSant & Brent Musser, Kirkwood, PA

#127 - Hungry
Joe Haden, Crockett, TX

 

THIRD PLACE ART CARS

#185 - The Head in the Bed
The Lemberger Family, Houston, TX

#238 - Indirigible
George Sacaris and kids, Houston, TX

#72 - El Chief
Vince Lucio
Expensive Taste Lowrider Club, Houston, TX

#28 - Little Bit of Nonsense
Randy Blair, Katy, TX

 

BEST DAILY DRIVER 

FIRST PLACE - $1000 AND TROPHY
#254 - Sentrasaurus
Carrie Moschitto - Artist; Perri Harper - Driver/owner, Houston, TX

 

BEST SLAB

For the very first time in Houston Art Car Parade History, we had Slab cars participating. Slabs are a HOUSTON car culture and we are so very happy to present the first ever Slab award of $750 and Trophy to Mayor Parker’s great choice for her parade ride… 

#21 - Non Profit
by The Slab King, Johnathan Coleman, Houston, TX

 

BEST CYCLES

FIRST PLACE - $500 AND TROPHY
#37 - The Spooter - a spider scooter
William Workman, Houston, TX

SECOND PLACE
#146 - DG2BB Bike Brigade
Workshop Houston, Buffalo Bayou Partnership & Discovery Green, Houston, TX

THIRD PLACE
#126 - Warm Featherette

Joe Haden, Crockett, TX 

 

BEST LOWRIDERS

FIRST PLACE PAINT/PERFORMANCE - $750 AND TROPHY
#177 - La Nalgona

Abel Gonzalez, Leal Bros., Corpus Christi, TX

FIRST PLACE PAINT/PERFORMANCE - $750 AND TROPHY
#73 - ‘62 Chevy Impala

Eliseo Hilario, Houston, TX

SECOND PLACE - TIE
#175 - Babyboy
Jesse Leal, Leal Bros., Corpus Christi, TX

#176 - Limetime
Benny Leal, Leal Bros., Corpus Christi, TX

 

BEST YOUTH GROUP

FIRST PLACE - $1000 AND TROPHY
#156 - “OWL”ways a Good TIME

Lovett Elementary Visual Arts Program
Rickey Polidore, Jr., Teacher, Houston, TX

SECOND PLACE
#110 - Greek Gods Pimp Their Ride
Davis High School Mortals
Paloma Garner, Teacher, Houston, TX

THIRD PLACE
#170 - Boarding Pass: Santiago, Chile
United Airlines Art Car Grant Recipient
HBU Art Car Partnership with Wesley Elementary
Zachary Miano, Artist; Houston, TX

 

BEST CONTRAPTION

FIRST PLACE - $500 AND TROPHY
#38 - Bender
Conrad Tengler, Chattanooga, TN

SECOND PLACE - TIE
#29 - Rat Wink Rat Rod
Bob Wink, Houston, TX

#97 - Cutie Car
Nala Malbrough, Humble, TX

 

BEST PAINTED CAR

FIRST PLACE - $500 AND TROPHY
#181 - The Viral Punk Art Car

Paul Hovland / Viral Punk, Los Angeles, CA

SECOND PLACE
#144 - El Muerto Echo

Robynn Sanders & Kristie Odom, Houston, TX

THIRD PLACE
#240 - P40-S10

Hp Dodge, Bellaire, TX

 

BEST POLITICAL STATEMENT

FIRST PLACE - $500 & Trophy
#234 - Freedom Van
Lynda Farley, Edmonton, KY

SECOND PLACE
#274-277 - Art Recycle Trucks
Houston Arts Alliance in partnership with City of Houston Solid Waste Management
Houston, TX

 

BEST PERFORMANCE

FIRST PLACE - $500 AND TROPHY
#85  - Zebra House

Zebra Krewe, Houston, TX

SECOND PLACE
#90 - The Cowboy Dave Show

Cowboy Dave, San Antonio, TX

THIRD PLACE
#44 - Carlagio
Chris & Tom Reinsvold, The Woodlands, TX

 

BEST MUSIC

FIRST PLACE – $500 AND TROPHY
#47 - A Fish Called Wanita

Scott Thorson & Larry White, Houston, TX

SECOND PLACE
#253 - Green Goblet with the Tribal Lillies

Mitchell Clemons, Houston, TX

 

BEST COMMERCIAL ENTRY

FIRST PLACE – 3-WAY TIE
#135 - Saint Arnold Mini - Gonzo247

#237 - Saint Arnold Endeavour Prius - Robynn Sanders
#4 - Saint Arnold 1959 Cadillac - Robynn Sanders
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston, TX

SECOND PLACE
#7 - Arts Brookfield
Arts Brookfield
Houston, TX

 

BEST GREEN ENTRY

FIRST PLACE - TIE - $500 & Trophy
#1 - Bayou Rover
Herman Stude & Houston Parks Board
Houston, TX
&
#162 - MPJHS For a Greener Tomorrow
Memorial Parkway Junior High School - Donna Chronister, Teacher
Houston, TX