The Joe Louis Arena is no more, and the Little Caesar’s Arena has officially arrived to take over hosting duties for the Detroit Red Wings. Ahead of the arena’s opening, Chevrolet announced it had signed on as the official vehicle of the new complex and it’s marked the occasion with a new piece of art.
It’s a 9-foot wide, 5-foot tall sculpture that is made entirely from Chevrolet vehicle components to become a fitting tribute to the Red Wings’ logo. Tomas Vitanovsky, a former professional motorcycle stuntman from the Czech Republic, was commissioned to create the artwork, which took 700 hours to do.
“The chance to create a sculpture so complex and to partner with Chevrolet was truly a thrill that I won’t forget,” Vitanovsky said. “Stitching together the 186 parts from Chevrolet vehicles to create this tribute to the famous Detroit Red Wings Winged Wheel logo was an exhilarating challenge and I am excited to see how the fans react when they see it on display in the new arena.”
The components used cover a vast array of parts. There are gears, brake calipers, tie rods, exhaust pieces, a 1918 Chevrolet pickup hubcap and more. A Chevrolet Silverado’s bowtie badge sits in the middle of the sculpture.
Fans will be greeted by the artwork when using the Northeast entrance to the arena.