Road Show

Road Show

Art Cars and the Museum of the Streets

By Eric Dregni; Ruthann Godollei

Speck Press, Hardcover, 9781933108179, 145pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

Description

The automobile has long been a symbol of status, power, and autonomy, and ever since King Tut rolled through Egypt on his golden-wheeled chariot, artists and drivers have dreamed up mobile masterpieces. A striking photographic tribute and social history, "Road Show" navigates a path across high and low art, showing how people around the world are transforming their vehicles into stunning folk art, obsessive collections, social commentary, and visionary performances. In this fascinating showcase, we see how Henry Ford's motto, Any color as long as it's black, has been hung out to dry. From the Wienermobile to a hand-carved wooden Ferrari that drives in the canals of Venice to a giant red stiletto heel, "Road SHow" brings the museum of the streets to life.

Eric Dregni has written thirteen books, including "Follies of Science," "Weird Minnesota," "Midwest Marvels," "The Scooter Bible," "Ads That Put America on Wheels," and "Let's Go Bowling " He lives in Minneapolis where he teaches Italian and creative writing and plays guitar in the mock-rock trio Vinnie & the Stardusters.

Ruthann Godollei is a professor of art at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and her artwork has been exhibited internationally. She has participated in and organized art car events for over twenty years and drives a 1985 Volvo covered with thousands of printed green gears.



About the Author
Eric Dregni is the author of "In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream, '' "Minnesota Marvels: Roadside Attractions in the Land of Lakes" and seven other books.



Ruthann Godollei is a professor of art at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and her artwork has been exhibited internationally. She has participated in and organized art car events for over 20 years and drives a 1985 Volvo covered with thousands of printed green gears.