This year's event hosts more than 250 entries from 17 states and Canada, and entries range from unicycles to lawn mowers to cars and vans. Since 1984, this Houston art car parade has been dazzling crowds with an ever-changing assortment of wacky "decorated, augmented or otherwise decked-out wheeled vehicles." The weekend-long event begins Friday night with the Main Squeeze, a block party featuring a scavenger hunt, live music and, of course, art cars. The big show, Everyone's Art Car Parade, rolls from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, beginning at Allen Parkway and Taft. The madness concludes at Sunday's Surreal Brunch/Awards Ceremony at 11 a.m., where the CarBQ will be fired up to serve eggs, barbecue, breakfast tacos and mimosas. More than $9,800 in awards will also be handed out. If you must venture to the soul-crushing cement wasteland that is Houston, it might as well be to see something as cool as a Jeep CJ7 called "The Iron Maiden. "