Arts & Entertainment

Where the wild cars are

PENDLETON -- The wild and wacky cars at Wildhorse Casino's Rare Collection of Art Cars might be well worth making the drive to Pendleton on Oct. 4-5.

The event features some pretty famous art cars, like the Red Radio Flyer Wagon, which has made the pages of many national Art Car books, as well as been featured in car magazines and film documentaries.

The Indian Summer Cruise-In is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free.

Special guest at this 10th annual event will be Harrod Blank, the owner of the O My Gawd! car, which is a 1965 VW bug that was one of the first art cars created. The bug is smothered with splashes of flowers and whimsical creatures.

Blank also is a filmmaker and in 1992, his debut documentary Wild Wheels aired on PBS. Then from 1995 to 2000, he traveled across the country filming and photographing art cars for his second documentary, Driving the Dream, which premiered in 1997 on National Geographic Explorer.

The auto buff will be on hand to talk about his latest film venture, Automorphosis, which will be shown at 2 p.m. in the Wildfire Cabaret lounge at Wildhorse. There is no charge.

For more information about Indian Summer Cruise-In, go to or call 800-654-9453.

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514;