Amazingly, some people invited me to events that competed directly with the parade Saturday. I have a healthy imagination, but I can't imagine why anyone in this big small town would schedule an event at the same time as the Art Car Parade—unless it's The Event for People Who Hate Art Cars and Want to Be Anywhere Else but Downtown. I have loved them since they first became a Houston thing in the 1980s.
This entry is a bit of a hodgepodge. I deliberately did not include photos of many "iconic" Art Cars, several of which have retired anyway. I included more photos of the Zebra Krewe than perhaps I should, but the ZK has expanded into a whole flotilla of vehicles from the three they had in 2016. All told, I snapped more than 200 photos, and have included about 25 of them for your perusal here. The others are all on my Facebook timeline or my Google Photos gallery.
See the complete lineup for this year's parade and all the prize winners. Not all the entries on those pages have photos of the vehicles at completion.