Friday, February 20, 2015

HEN-A-TRON ART CAR

Recently, we went to the Houston Auto Show.  It's a show with the new 2016 cars coming from all the car manufacturers.  It's fun to go and sit in and play with cars you might not ever get a chance to otherwise. 

Well, outside the arena, they had some "Art Cars" on display.  Art cars are regular vehicles that have been turned into rolling works of art by being modified and decorated.  Houston is very well known for its thriving Art Car scene and hosts a parade every year that is amazing to see.  

Giant Rooster Car
As we walked toward the arena, our eye was caught by this rather large feathered bird that was towering above all the others.

Hen-a-Tron art car
As you can see, it's very large...and there really is a car underneath there, the chassis is a 2011 Porsche Cayenne!

Art Car
The name of the car is the Hen-a-Tron...though it kind of looks like a rooster too.  The funny (tongue in cheek) back story of the name is that the owner built it so his pet hens could learn to drive and protect themselves from predators under the scary guise of a giant bird.  Thus, the Hen-a-tron was born.  Sadly, the hens never learned to drive so the car just goes from show to show.  :-)

Houston Art Cars
Here are a few other art cars that were on display...all very neat and totally unique and original, but we loved the Hen-a-tron most.

We thought you might enjoy something different!


11 comments:

donna baker said...

I remember when the art car scene was just getting started in Houston, if that tells you anything. No really, I'm really only 30ish.

Practical Parsimony said...

I absolutely love the Hen-a-tron. Actually, it looks to me more like a hen than a rooster. Look at the small comb and thing under beak--not large like a rooster. And, the modest tail would be longer and tall and curved.

Car shows in small doses are great. This show would be more interesting to me. Now, I know to actually go to an art car show, instead of skipping it like I usually do. It looks like a fun time.

Texas Rose said...

That is sooo cool!

Colleen said...

Now that is quite the hen house. The owner just needs to add a horn that sounds like a clucking chicken. :}
A lot of work went into that Hen-a-Tron

TexWisGirl said...

oh, gosh! how fun is that! the others are, too! some folks' creativity...

1st Man said...

Great memory! Houston does have a thriving art car scene. 30ish huh? ;-)

1st Man said...

It does look like a hen doesn't it? Car shows in general aren't my thing either, but an art car show is REALLY fun (as long as they are 'art cars'). These were just outside the arena of the regular car show but this car show was all the 2015/2016 models of every car, it's like going to a new car dealer without the salesman. You get to sit in therm, walk all around them, etc.

1st Man said...

Fun isn't it? I'm sure you know about the art cars here. The fun thing is seeing one driving down the road, ha.

1st Man said...

Hen house, amen to that, ha. I wonder what the horn sounds like? I'd love to know if it does have sound effects. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

I'm going to make it a point to try to go to the art car parade this year, see if I can get some good pics to share.

Midnite Baker said...

Had to show hubby your car pix. He didn't know Houston was known for The Art Cars. Interesting tidbit. Thanks. M