Scrap metal dog.

Junk Yard Dog

Field review by the editors.

San Antonio, Texas

In October 2006 artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade built this goofy cartoon creature for a friend, who set it up on the sidewalk outside his junk yard (Bob is fond of junk yards, which are places where he gets a lot of his raw materials). The dog's head and neck are a 1966 Plymouth Fury standing on end; its nose is the hood of a VW Beetle; its tongue is a shaved-down hood of a Cadillac.

Bob's friend later died, and his family sold the junk yard, but its new owner has wisely kept Junk Yard Dog. "It's one of my favorite pieces," said Bob.

Also see: Roadside Art of Daddy-O

Junk Yard Dog

Address:
1201 Somerset Rd, San Antonio, TX
Directions:
On the south side of the city, where the junk yards are. I-35 exit 151. Drive west on Southcross Blvd for a little over a mile. Turn left at the stoplight (look for the electrical substation) onto Somerset Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see the Dog on the right, just after crossing Lovett/Wagner Ave.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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