HOUSTON- The 29th annual Art Car Parade motored through Houston much to the excitement of attendees.
"I love the Art Car Parade!" Screamed newcomer Renate.
"I just love the crowd; I love the excitement. I love the cars."
With over 250 cars in attendance and an estimated 250,000 attendees, there were a lot of cars and people to love. When the parade started back in 1988, there was only about forty cars and a crowd of about two-thousand people. Today that number has swelled exponentially. People from twenty-three states and Canada and Mexico made it to the Bayou City to celebrate for this unconventional parade and with the diverse crowd, came a diverse array of car designs. Like the Nemo car by Melley McCutcheon.
"My Nemo car has been hand painted. It's not a wrap. And one mirror is bigger than the other because he has a lucky fin."
Although the design is fun, Melley McCutcheon's inspiration came from a personal place.
"I have a disability, and I struggle. Sometimes life is hard when you have a disability. So I relate to Nemo because he overcame having his little fin. He still became a hero."