Houston, Texas: Smokesax: 70-Foot-Tall Saxophone (Gone)Named "Smokesax," it's a one-of-a-kind sax made of old VW car parts by artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade. Moved into storage March 2013; its new owners hope to put it back up elsewhere in Houston in 2015.
Visitor Tips and News About Smokesax: 70-Foot-Tall Saxophone
Very cool, but it's looking worn, restaurant has been closed for some time and there has been no upkeep. If you want to see it you better hurry.[Scott, 04/14/2009]
This is a pretty incredible sight -- a huge saxophone made of VW Beetles. How cool is that!! Go check this out.[Scott Mobley, 02/05/2008]
This huge sculpture -- a detailed red saxophone made from VW Bugs and car parts -- is still visible. However, the original restaurant is long gone, and the building looked closed. And we observed a few homeless people resting in the shade of the giant musical instrument.[Matt Kirby, 07/22/2007]
The saxaphone is still on Richmond Ave. It is painted red and is outside a restaurant formerly called Cabo (now deserted-- no pun intended).[Bobby Horn, 06/14/2006]
Billy Blue's restaurant has closed. The giant sax made out of Volkwagens is still there, but you better visit quickly. Who knows what will happen to it.[Debbie, 02/24/2001]
Smokesax: 70-Foot-Tall Saxophone
- In storage after moving from one Houston location to another.
- Moved, will be re-assembled in 2015