Erie, Pennsylvania: Schaefer's Auto Art - VW Bug Spider

Some familiar recycled art themes in the private yard of Dick Schaefer -- well done giant insects made from cars, a missile/rocket and more.
Address:
3705 Hershey Rd, Erie, PA
Directions:
From I-79 take exit 180 and head west. Approximately 2 miles turn south on Garries Rd. Garries Rd ends at Hershey Rd (there are no street name signs at this location). Turn west on Hershey Rd and in less than a mile, the sculptures are on the south side of the road.
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Schaefer's Auto Art

Hershey Road is very busy, so pull as far off of it as possible to see the art.

[Kate Cooper, 06/06/2019]

VW Bug spider.

Schaefer's Auto Art - VW Bug Spider

Schaefer's Auto Art is amazing, totally worth the detour. We are a family of young and old, guys and girls and everyone enjoyed it.

[Ginger Cameron, 06/19/2018]

Carbee.

Car Creatures - Carbee, VW Bug Spider

Carbee and carspider.

[Km, 08/16/2017]

The Bumble Bee melds an old car with what appears to have been part of a cement mixer. Owner Richard Schaefer has been welding and fabricating auto parts art since 1988.

VW spider and other art.

Car Creatures - VW Bugs

This was a fun pit stop! Such and creative and beautiful use of old cars. When you arrive, there is space where you can pull in, right in front of the lawn. It fits about four cars.

[Jazzy, 08/18/2015]

Two way car.

Car Creatures

So creative! About 10 sculptures were made mostly of car parts.

[Nabeel, 08/12/2015]

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