2012 Our beloved Party Car had to be sold as it was becoming way too expensive to maintain-it lives on here in spirit.
A daily driver artcar by Conrad Bladey,
Visionary Artist of
Hutman Productions, Linthicum, Maryland.
The Party Car is a vehicle of two visions: First read of
the original vision click here Then
go on and read of the latest vision
We have a page of images here:
Updated images will be found on our blog which is here:
traveling in a huge cavernous chrome highlighted cloud of color and you
have imagined the experience of riding in Party Car. But not only that! The
Party Car has evolved!
We started out with a traditional Jackson Pollack
approach. Subdued tones with bits of car parts included glued on under the
paint. As time went on and touch ups were required using the paint at hand
the car became darker and more red and yellow.
Shown here at an early Artscape in Baltimore
In 2005 it was time for a re-paint and a new vision. Now
Party Car is the same party but with a new name: SOMEDAY THE FROGS WILL INHERIT
THE EARTH! All will become clear when you visit its blog at:
click and travel! Read on!
What is it under all the artwork?
Party Car is a 1966 Pontiac Catalina with a functioning 400 engine-
A powerful artwork! The car was painted by Conrad, Mary, and Margaret Bladey
with the assistance of Richard T. Elsberry on a beautiful summer day in
1996 (Thirty years after the car's birth in the State of Michigan in the
company of Pontiac!). The car had been showing its years its skin blotched
and flaking with lesions of rust. The surface was carefully cleaned reamed
out and "Bondo-ed" and then primed for art. Cans of all available colors
of rust o leum were assembled in Margaret's red wagon together with teaspoons,
coffee cans and table spoons. Not a human hand nor brush touched the car.
Paint placed into teaspoons was sent aloft to settle as it would upon the
surface. Around the car paint fell upon the asphalt to create a customized
parking place which unified car and earth as one perception one cloud of
The Latest Vision:
Someday the frogs will Inherit the Earth
FROGS! THE MESSENGERS OF GOD!-
Frogs were given special meaning in the Bible. So to start with a few
Exodus 8:2 - And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite
all thy borders with frogs:
Exodus 8:3 - And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which
shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and
upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people,
and into thine ovens, and into thy kneading troughs:
Exodus 8:4 - And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy
people, and upon all thy servants.
Exodus 8:5 - And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch
forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and
over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.
Exodus 8:6 - And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of
Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.
Exodus 8:7 - And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and
brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
Exodus 8:8 - Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said,
Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my
people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto
Exodus 8:9 - And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I
intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy
the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river
Exodus 8:11 - And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy
houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain
in the river only.
Exodus 8:12 - And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses
cried unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had brought against
Exodus 8:13 - And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the
frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the
Psalms 78:45 - He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which
devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.
Psalms 105:30 - Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the
chambers of their kings.
Revelation 16:13 - And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out
of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out
of the mouth of the false prophet.
Years ago I was summoned to the workshop of Bobby Hooe, a master auto
mechanic-the best--in Lansdown Maryland. It was a stormy night and in
his upper room office I met a preacher recently returned from Russia
where he had spread the good news. The preacher was talking of the
book of Revelations. I listened with great interest and then reflected
upon the following lines from that book and received the vision of the
dominion of the frogs which you will read below.
And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves
to sound. 7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire
mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third
part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. 8 And
the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with
fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became
And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire;
and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying,
Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the
earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. 19 And the angel thrust in his
sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it
into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was
trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even
unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became
as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. 4
And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains
of waters; and they became blood.
And it came to me the realization that when these events came to pass
the insects of the world would come to dwell upon the clotted blood of
the oceans and of the rivers. Upon it they would lay their eggs in
great numbers. The eggs would hatch into a multitude of maggots which
would consume the blood. Great clouds of flies would then come to
swarm throughout the skies of the earth and darken the light of the
sun with their numbers. Sensing the quiet and the darkness the frogs
who had gone down under the rivers and oceans for safety would come to
the surface of the blood and there find the swarms and multitudes of
insects and feed upon them. Not minding the bitterness of wormwood the
frogs would multiply as never before and deposit their eggs into the
waters. Tadpoles would also feed on the clotted blood and transform
into frogs. And it came to pass that frogs in great numbers would come
to have dominion over the earth and all that was in it.
After hearing the revelation which had come to me the minister and
Bobby Hooe were indeed amazed and startled. They asked "Where did you
read that good news and the word because we had not seen it in the
Bible." I told them that " It was not in the Bible but had come to me
as new that evening for the first time". We all agreed that of all of
God's creatures the poor frogs were the ones most suited to dominion
over the earth.
for the car is fitting as I received the car as a donation from a
wonderful friend George Strong last heard of as residing in the very
northernmost part of Idaho (If you know of him or where he is now let
me know... firstname.lastname@example.org
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Experience-Initial inspiration and vision
The paint..... was
allowed to dry and then clear coated. Immediately
upon initial completion -before the paint had begun to dry, as is the case
with all art cars, it started to change the world. Local
residents walking past -people usually speechless and quiet without a word
to say started to talk. Cars driving past paused almost, it seems, over
ruling their drivers to experience the cloud of color. With appreciation
came that other torment of art car owners-disbelief- wonder turned inward
-becoming... shock. The neighborhood erupted in a stereo chorus:
From one ear...... came shouts of:
from the other:
" why the hell did you do that".
one must be prepared to take certain social risks to be able
to reside in Anne Arundel County Maryland!
The new colorful parking space illuminated the drab and confining darkness
of suburban streets. Children were moved to add their contributions in
chalk. Adults questioned sanity-
realizing the space and car as cultural markers establishing the adjacent
lot as a separate reality; the car and space noted:
The 1966 Pontiac Catalina known as the "adult's
muscle car" when it came out under went a
hulk to wonder and from passive functional artifact unnoticed,
blending into the canvas of reality to an artifact perceived actively which
and causes behavior wherever it goes!
Facial Expressions change.......
no longer the same.
We invite you to bring your party to party car. We shall
celebrate our existence! You are encouraged to join in to let this cloud
of color work upon your reality. We encourage those experiencing special
days to stop by-we shall help you celebrate! Birthdays, Anniversaries,
Weddings christenings. Bring your celebration to party car! We shall have
a stock of party items to assist. Join in!
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