Houston, Texas: Smokesax: 70-Foot-Tall Saxophone (In Storage)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 (In Storage)
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)
- In storage after moving from one Houston location to another.
- Moved, will be re-assembled in 2015