It’s true what they say, one man’s trash, is another’s treasure. The same goes for old car parts. While most of us will try and repurpose them for another vehicle, those with a creative eye have a different idea.
The National Corvette Museum is introducing a new exhibit for guests titled “Car Part Art.” Rubber, steel, cast iron and more will be utilized to create incredible pieces of art starting this September at the NCM, according to Hemmings Daily.
While it’s not a true competition, guests will be able to vote for their favorite piece to earn bragging rights. So far, Michelin has donated a handful of pieces, as this exhibit coincides with the Michelin InTIREnational Art Competition. Entries will be judged by a selection committee, as well as through public opinion to verify who has knack for junkyard scrap.
The pieces donated by Michelin include an eight-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower; a rubber-skinned pachyderm; Atlas, holding a Michelin radial to symbolize the brand’s global presence; a paddling dragon; a stained glass Michelin mandala; and a tribute to Malala Yousafzai.
Although there’s a lot of rubber mentioned here, artists are encouraged to incorporate any scrap pieces into their works. In fact, the NCM has teamed up with General Motors’ Bowling Green, Kentucky plant and Ace Auto Salvage to provide potential pieces for future artworks.
The exhibit will open this September and run through January of 2016.