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.
3705 Hershey Rd, Erie, PA
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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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]

VW spider.

Car Creatures - VW Bug Spider


[Doug, 07/15/2015]

Retired auto "dismantler" Dick Shaefer creates creatures in his yard from car parts and discarded metal scrap. His big bumblebee melds a car with a cement mixer. The colorful spider is in the time-honored roadside art tradition of Volkswagen bugs boosted up on insectile pipe legs.

Car part art.

Car Creatures - VW Bug Spider

Crazy lawn sculptures made from cars and scrap metal... A spider made from a VW Beetle car, a bumblebee made from a SAAB, and many others.

[Bird Nerd, 07/11/2012]

March 2013: Photo added. July 2012: There's also a makeshift USA rocket, a couple of police prowlers....quite the front yard of big junk art!

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