THE FRIENDLIEST FESTIVAL IN COLUMBUS!
For as long as anyone can remember there have been been Art Cars at Hot Times. Big ones, small ones, painted ones, ones with pieces and parts glued on them, cars with wings, Nationally famous cars and new cars in process. Hot Times has hosted artists from all over the world.
Enjoy the photos and information about cars from near and afar who have been a part of Hot Times.
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Automorphosis Art car film by Harrod Blank - Watch the trailer - Buy or rent this movie to see some familiar
and some new cars
Great Slide Show of Love Harvest's Art Van,
Hot Times Festival and tons of Art Cars
Ernie Steingold of Burbank, Calif., spent more than 10 years welding his "California Fantasy Van" with brass-colored items. Steingold, who died in 1998, drove the vehicle slowly and eventually ruined its tires and brakes because of the car's weight. A 1975 GMC Panel Van, the art car calls the Art Car World museum in Douglas, Ariz., its home. This car arrived unannounced at Hot Times and virtually stole the show!
Hunter Mann was driving California Dreamin (aka Brass Van) and towing Pico De Gallo Art Car from Arizona to New York for a film festival or showing.
The AeroCar 600 is a 1959 BMW 600 turned airplane! Created by Dave Major, this little vehicle is as much airplane as it is car. It has a handmade propeller turned by a 12 volt electric motor, a tail from a real airplane and tires from a Beech Jet 400A. It even has a custom dash with a working altimeter, airspeed indicator and aircraft compass!
Greg Phelps has been co-curator of the HOT TIMES ART CAR SHOW since it's inception. He has traveled his vehicles all over the US and is now on his third art car.
614 Interview with Greg about Art Cars!
Ramona Moon AKA Christine Hayes has been the co-curator of the HOT TIMES ART CAR SHOW since it's inception. Ramona is featured in the film Wild Wheels by Harrod Blank.
FIND RAMONA AT THE ARTCARAGENCY.COM
CBus Dispatch article about Art Cars!
Alan has come to Hot Times Art Car Show for years - he has brought at least three different versions of Some Kind Of Bat car and most recently the Chalkboard Van. Alan also has a great Street Fair booth selling handmade art.
Light worker, mural and art car painter Ashley Voss has created a number of beautiful vehicles always a joy to see!
COLUMBUS MAKES ART!
It all started with a couple beautiful medallio0ns pained by Haider Ali on the doors and has grown into Percevil the Peacock Car! Packed with interesting things from a dashboard environment to the lounge in the back it is one of the newest ART CARS in Cbus!
All the way from Canada Halle Halle has visited Hot Times twice. The Dundas resident's bright red Toyota Tacoma truck, dubbed her "art car" is a celebration of Canada. The top is adorned with small figurines, dozens of them, like those found on kids' sports participation trophies. Halle glued them on with marine glue.
The right side of the truck is covered in carefully cut out maple leaves, a pictorial lesson in Canadiana. From photos of wildlife, to the stars of "SCTV," to politicians and the Dionne quintuplets, it's a rolling history lesson.
Hot Times has hosted artists from all over the world. In 2017 internationally famous jingle truck painter Haider Ali first visited Hot Times and created the Heal Mobile for the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center and began cars for several local individuals! It is with great joy Haider is now scheduled to return to the Festival again in 2021! Columbus is home to the largest collection of Haider's rolling art pieces many of which are pictured in the images gallery!
Soul Sister was started at Hot Times in 2017. It is a tribute to Girlz Rhythm n' Rock Camp honoring young girlz, women & music!
Begun at Hot Times, BUBBLE BOX is one of the newer vehicles in CBus. Yay Becky Karppala!
One fateful day a Hot Times organizer was in a little town called Gulfport, Florida and spotted an ART CAR! No one was around so they left a note on the car and that led to the meeting of the wonderful artist Barbara Nicolazzo. She drove over two thousand miles to Columbus to be part of Hot Times and her car was a huge hit!
Cricket is from Louisville, KY and has brought her car to Hot Times for a few years now. Her '81 Comet is painted by Haider Ali and is a true beauty to see.
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This vehicle rolled in with the California Fantasy Van. Both were huge hits at Hot Times.
Owned by Harrod Blank. Hunter Mann was driving California Dreamin (aka Brass Van) and towing Pico De Gallo Art Car from Arizona to New York for a film festival or showing.
Jimmy Staehla - the Bottlecap Truck
After being diagnosed with cancer, furniture maker Jimmy aka the Capman, of Athens GA started creating art, which led to the Bottle Cap Truck - "I had found some vintage "Crush" bottlecaps that were really cool so I used them as a signature on each of my pieces of furniture. By now I was making tables, chairs and benches. Late one night I decided that my fledging art business needed a name...after much discussing and thought we came up with Architectural Resurrections. So I found a couple of old pieces of metal wrote the name of the biz on them and screwed them to my then blue/rusty 1979 F-150. I then pulled out one of my vintage Crush bottlecaps and glued it to each of the signs. That's when the lightbulb went off! I came into our house and announced to my wife that I planned to cover my entire truck in bottlecaps! Believe me...there are no shortage of bottlecaps in a college town! It was a real community effort...thanks Athens!
And now 10,000 bottlecaps later I have a truck completely covered!"