Art cars catch the eye at Artscape

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The 32nd annual Artscape is expected to attract more than 300,000 people before wrapping up Sunday night. A good many of them are likely to wind their way to the Art Car Show, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the festival.

Over the years, attendees have seen such unexpected sights as a car crawling with plastic lobsters that jumped up and “sang” the “Hallelujah Chorus,” and the quintessential Baltimore auto — encased in Formstone, of course.

Entries in the 2013 lineup include a truck adorned with bottle caps, a hearse that promises a “swan song” experience, and a Chevy Camaro painted with vivid scenes of superheroes.

Those examples seem rather tame next to “Finnjet,” which Rahko crafted from two Mercedes diesel station wagons, fused together to provide the foundation for this wild version of a stretch limo.

Go here to see a photo gallery of art cars through the years