The Shiniest Oldsmobile on
This is an "ArtRod"
piece which involved completely covering a 1970 Oldsmobile "Ninety-Eight"
with mirrors. The car actually was "My Father's Oldsmobile").
The project required a total of 694 mirror pieces as well as 4,164 double-sided tape squares, 5 tubes of Mirro-Mastic, 8 glass cutters, 1 /2 gallon of Windex, 5 rolls of paper towels, 26 Diet Cherry Pepsi's, 14 feet of purple neon, and 2 Band-Aids.
The piece has been featured in numerous newspapers around the country, and in the movie Wild Wheels by Harrod Blank, and in his book of the same name (1992). Done as a collaborative work with Billings Clothing Artist Rhondaveaux (aka Renee Sherrer). Featured in Backroads of Montana, a documentary and anthology series from the University of Montana Telecommunications Center (1995) - and in The Shiniest Oldsmobile On Earth - A Short Film From The 0X0 Foundation" (1996).
It also appears in the two network television programs mentioned above. In 2002, the "MirrorMobile" was an invited entry in the Pioneer Street Rods Custom Car Show, and was modified with accent stripes made of M&M candy in all colors except brown.
Also in 2002, the Shiniest Oldsmobile On Earth had the honor of being the first car in line following the motorcycles that dedicated Butte's new Evel Knievel Loop during the inaugural Evel Knievel Week (July 29-August 3, 2002). In preparation for that event, the car was painted with multi-color transparent flames, and had a 4,400 PSI natural gas flame thrower system installed.