Houston, Texas: 70-foot Saxophone Made from Cars - MovedNamed "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 owners hope to put it back up elsewhere in Houston some time soon.
Visitor Tips and News About 70-foot Saxophone Made from Cars - Moved
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]
50' Saxophone in front of "Billy Blues", a night club, in the 6000-6100 block of Richmond, West of Fountainview rd (SW area of city). It is made of Volkswagen hoods with complete VW at bottom U element. Visit and photos 10-99.[Tom Rose, 11/13/1999]