Photos: 2011 Art Car Parade

Photos: 2011 Art Car Parade

Tens of thousands of spectators showed up Sunday, May 22, to watch the 2011 Art Car Parade roll through the streets of Houston. The 24th annual parade, one of the city’s favorite events, routinely attracts over 250 wild and wacky cars from 23 states, as well as Canada and Mexico.

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by Brendan Marks / KHOU.com

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Posted on May 23, 2011 at 4:42 PM

HOUSTON -- The Art Car Parade is an annual event in Houston, Texas, featuring a display of all types of rolling art. The first and largest Art Car Parade in the world, at any given parade you will see cars, bicycles, motorcycles, roller-skaters, and many other types of motorized and human-powered vehicles all decorated in various themes.

There are also classic cars, lowriders, and various other highly modified roadworthy vehicles. The parade has been a Houston tradition since 1988 where 40 decorated vehicles were featured during the Houston International Festival.

The first art car parade took place on May 14, 1986, when 11 vehicles participated in a parade down Montrose Boulevard within the Neartown area. In recent years, the parade has been held on Houston's Allen Parkway.

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