Countdown to Parade Day:

Previous Houston Art Car Parade Winners

Each year, the Orange Show gives out over $17,000 in cash and prizes to Art Car Artists through a judging process that takes places on parade day.

Take a look at some of the winners over the past few years


2011 Houston Art Car Parade

Mayor's Cup

Losing the Mammoth
International High School at Sharpstown


1st Place Art Car

Bat Car by John Salazar



ouR Mutt 2011 by University of Houston Clear Lake



AirPlane 1 & EarthMan 2 by Dion Laurent



POPART by Cherie Doerscherg & Sharon Neyland



2nd Place Art Car 

Stink-Bug by Carolyn Stapleton



Poe Art Car Art Car by Poe Elementary 



Sashimi Tabernacle Choir by Richard Carter & Friends



Frankenova by James Ciosek



3rd Place Art Car

Opti CAR Lusion by Becky Morris

Chief Fleetwood by Cary Preston

Pee Wee's Peep Jeep by John Gregory

Heaven and Hell Car by Chris "Chub" Hubbard


2010 Houston Art Car Parade Winners

Mayor's Cup 

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by Sam Houston High School


People's Choice

DC30, the David Best Car by David Best


Participant's Choice

Little Bit of Nonsense by Randy Blair

Lucy in the Sky with Diamons by Sam Houston High School


1st Place Art Car

DC39, the David Best Car by David Best

Airplane I and Earthman 2 by Dion Laurent

Oojah by Bryan "Visker" Mahaney

Jackson Pollackar by Tery Rustin


2nd Place Art Car

Heroes by Isaac Cohen

Hell Sent by Big Al Bartell

Sentra Saurus by Carrie Moschitto


3rd Place Winners

Cake! by Sherin Frances

Faster than Stink by Tony Lee

Scout by Erika Nelson

Shattered Vanity by Nicole Strine