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Houston Texas Art Car Parade 2009 ... Fun Photo's!

a true houston art carTHE HOUSTON TEXAS ART CAR PARADE

marshmellow peeps car

A Marshmellow PEEPS car !!! (easter)

more easter peeps

a Batmobile Batman CAR ....

 May 9, 2009 ... 250 cars participated in this yearly event ....

houston art car parade slipper

Pink Bunny slippers ...

spectators were just as spectacular as the cars ...

houston art car 2009 spectators


Supposedly the first in the whole US, the HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE started out in 1986 with 11 cars parked on Montrose.

montrose houston art car parade

houston art car parade alan parkway 2009

houston art car parade alan parkway 2009

A tradition since 1988, with 40 cars.

Believe me ... DO NOT MISS this parade ever again ... it is quite an experience for everyone in the family!


 houston art car parade alan parkway 2009

The parade is now currently held each year on Allen Parkway.


 houston art car crawfish fish and crabs


outhouse houston

mexican dancer dancing cinco de mayo

tennis balls tennis clubs play tennis houston car

mexican spanish music dancing instruments art latin


socks laundery houston dirty laundromat


wheelchair handicap assistance houston


space age scientific car houston

more scientic futuristic art car future houston

The Woodlands



  • #1 Best Selling master-planned community in the state of Texas
  • 27 miles North of Houston
  • 16 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Close to I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion outdoor amphitheater 
  • 190 miles of hike and bike trails
  • Exemplary public schools and Acclaimed private schools
  • Ranked one of the top 10 safest communities in Texas
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Comment balloon 33 commentsPippa Mac • May 25 2009 09:56PM



Pippa, Those are so fun!  A number of years ago I ran across this car in the Walmart parking lot.  I thought they were off their rocker.  Then a friend told me it was an art car.  Who knows maybe we will see some of these on the street.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Pippa, you have some of the most fun and hilarious photos from your local area of anyone here. The crapper wheels is a real hoot.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Haa haa - I thought the same thing when I saw a HUGE chicken driving down the road .. I then realized THIS is the HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE and I CAN'T Miss this ... super fun!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 9 years ago

Hey Gary ... I am glad you enjoyed the Crapper!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 9 years ago

Russell ... where are you in this parade ?????

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 9 years ago

Pippa, thank you for sharing the pics, however, the art car parade is definitely not what it used to be.

One of the members of the group C.R.A.S.S. spewed the foulest profanities towards the crowd while skating down Allen Parkway during the parade.  Destinee Moore a member of the group C.R.A.S.S. had an outburst and cursed loudly towards the crowd and directly at my children.  At least six other families with children who were subject to her most vile behavior Saturday said that they were also offended.  Her behavior was offensive.  No one said anything to this woman.  She just started spewing profanity while skating down the road while tethered to the C.R.A.S.S. float, wearing a C.R.A.S.S shirt.  I really thought this was supposed to be a good natured family event, not a venue for its participants to spout vulgar words at a crowd filled with children.  Several little girls thought she was talking to them screaming things like, "(Profanity..get out of here, you're not welcome at this parade".  She made small children cry intentionally, it was cruel, unnecessary and shocking.  What an awful representation of the Orange Show and other good people involved.  I have attended the parade for 17 years and to have this type of behavior scar innocent children who were there with their families is a shame.  If this is a representation of the direction the art car parade is going, what a huge disappointment it would be to the other decent people who are involved and attend the event each year.

Posted by Dawn Frielinghausen over 9 years ago

Dawn, I am sorry that you and several other families had such a bad experience.  My children and I did not have to endure anything like that.

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 9 years ago

Sorry to hear about that BUT overall this is even more fun than the previous posts!!! I have to tell you that this looks a lot more like Austin than the Woodlands. Then again maybe The Woodlands may be making some major leaps toward "COOL" LOL Have a good week my friend!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 9 years ago

BTW your pictures are fantastic as usual ans it's good to see you back posting! I need to start posting again myself!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Sounds, like someone needs to be taking care of their children and quit posting the same thing on every website. There's probably a reason some one was screaming at her.

Posted by Anonymous over 9 years ago

I take great care of my kids thanks. And for those of us with children, there is no justification for screaming profanities towards small children.

Posted by Dawn Frielinghausen over 9 years ago

The comments made by Mrs. Frielinghausen are defamatory and false.  Orange Show has been contacted regarding these accusations.  Please remove these comments as they are a direct personal attack and use a person's full name.  The Houston Press and Houston Chronicle have both been kind enough to remove the spammed comment from their pages and removed DM's name from their websites (with one exception currently in process).  Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted by Nikki over 9 years ago

Nikki unless you would like to be sued for libel and slander, I suggest you keep your posts to facts not completely untrue and defamatory statements about me. No false statements were made by me about Ms. Moore. I represented facts. You made no true statement about me above, you represent lies from a criminal facing prosecution for what she has done. The facts are that Ms. Moore made some extremely inappropriate comments and does not think there should be consequences for her actions. If you choose to expose your family to vulgar language and people who scream profanities, you have every right to do so in private, don't bring it to a public event and expose those of us who are teaching our children values and respect to your CRASS brand of life. This is a parade about freedom of expression not a venue for your group to threaten, harass and violate other people's freedoms.

Posted by Dawn Frielinghausen over 9 years ago

It's a shame that these folks chose a good will post to argue and fight in public. Please do not let this cat fight discourage you from posting future fun stuff!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 9 years ago
Great pics! It really sounds like a cool event. (although not everyone seems to agree)
Posted by Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes) over 9 years ago

Hi Pippa~ I have NEVER seen a car show like this before.  Some of those cars are incredible!  I love the batmobile!

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) over 9 years ago

Congratulations on some really neat photos!  As to the personal dialogue going on in the comments between some individuals, I would treat them as spam, since they have nothing to do with your post.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

WOW!  Yes, that is crazy.  Looks like a fun and cool event though. People can be so creative!

Posted by Kerry Jenkins (Prime Properties) over 9 years ago

Pippa - I hate to say it, but now is the time to close the comments on this post.  These two women are obviously at odds with each other and have taken to hijacking your post to argue their point.  And we all know that the only one allowed to hijack a post on AR is TLW.  I'd close the comments if it were me.  Just sayin'.

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 9 years ago

Great pictures thank you for sharing this local event!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) over 9 years ago

I say let'em tussle ;)

Posted by Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate (Realty Executives) over 9 years ago

Hi Pippa ---- this was a great post about a fun local event, why oh why do these two have to ruin it???  Just go ahead and delete their comments, and close it up like Carol suggested.


Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) over 9 years ago

That's quite a wide interpretation of 'art'! Looks like a fun local event, but I still prefer the standard classic car show.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 9 years ago

These cars are amazing -- what creativity.  What a blast!

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) over 9 years ago

What a fantastic car parade and so much fun. But, sorry to hear about the aforementioned problem.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) over 9 years ago

Hi Pippa, your photos are great.  I love all the creative effort people put into this type of 'car embelishment'. We used to have these type of events in Baltimore and they were WILD!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) over 9 years ago

Its a shame one person can ruin it for everyone.  Cars look like fun though! My kids would have enjoyed it!

Posted by Cleo Shahateet (Weichert Realtors & DCC Marketing/Cyprus) over 9 years ago

I love the crapper car!  and the "future" looking car that looks like a concept car of sorts...

The off the wall comments above, seem out of place on a blog that celebrates a bright spot in your town

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) over 9 years ago

Great pics - That looks like a really fun event!! I'd like to see it sometime.

Best, Dan

Posted by Dan Magstadt (Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc) over 9 years ago

Liked the socks bus, too bad I cant read the sign over the back window though.

"too Busy to sock it to em", maybe?  8-)

Nice, makes me want to make a road trip to Texas even more so now. Heard theres some great areas for photography in the springtime & that just adds to it.

Posted by Diane Sundberg, Your Southern Delaware real estate agent (Mann & Sons, Inc.) over 9 years ago

WOW! Amazing pictures! Looks like a ton of fun, thanks for sharing!

Posted by Kate Seif-Earlston (Realty World Booth and Deutsch) over 9 years ago

Good grief, I can't believe these comments came up on your blog. Amazing!

Posted by Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno! (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 9 years ago

Hay  the coletioner is fantastic very much and because optional funtadit

Posted by magik Poland about 7 years ago