2011 hoop art car gallery
The Converted Hearse
The 1941 Packard hearse has been "alchemized" into a tricked-out limousine. This death-defying vehicle epitomizes gallows humor with calico animal print and tricked-out sequins.
Mattel At Its Finest
Mattel commissioned Hoop to create a car using 1,500 matchbox cars on a parking enforcement vehicle.
A close-up shot of the Matchbox mobile. The back of Hoop's elaborate creation mirrors the tunnel traffic from New Jersey to the Lincoln Tunnel.
A close up of his machinations.
"I painted it silver and gold," Hoop said. "And I thought it needed something more. I decided to give it a little texture. Most people are so worried about getting a little scratch on the car or the insurance. And, me, I go out there with a hammer and start smashing the car up and it looks better.
Musical Mobile Detail
Visitors and Hoop acolytes often leave him CDs and other artifacts to include in his creations.