Definition of art car in US English:

art car


  • A car or other four-wheel motor vehicle decorated as a work of art.

    • ‘The flag on my first art car, ‘Oh My God!’ symbolized my scepticism of the ‘American Dream.’’
    • ‘By my own estimation, drug-sniffing dogs prowled the crowd of some 25,000 in record numbers, and officials from the Bureau of Land Management used any excuse to pull over art cars and search them.’
    • ‘Throughout the weekend, this festival hosts a plethora of events for everyone, including art cars, live music and kids' stuff.’
    • ‘He was featured in Harrod Blank's ‘Wild Wheels’, a documentary film about art cars, in which he said, ‘I want to be famous, I want people to know what I've done, to recognize me.’’
    • ‘Adding to the proceeds was Annie Dale Owen, who plunked down a cool $25,000 in the auction for Mark Bradford's fire-breathing dragon art car.’