Classic car replicas recycled from scrap metal
Most cars are scrapped at the end of their lives but a select few swim against the tide by being born at the scrap heap.
Fifty artists from around the world visited a scrap yard in Pruszkow, near the Polish capital of Warsaw, and started working on transforming discarded and useless piles of metal waste into replicas of automotive icons.
The display of the results can now be found in the ‘Gallery of Steel Figures’ in Prusz- kow – a museum that is dedicated to showcasing sculptures and artworks born from from scrap metal and parts. The replicas were all built to scale and imitate the designs of the classic cars such as the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, a Bugatti Veyron, a Maserati GranTurismo and a Lambhorghini Aventador.
The collaboration of artists truly took their time in making the exteriors as intricate as possible. They were sticklers for interior detail too, going to the trouble of making the inside as similar as possible to that of the original cars’. And the results? A stunning combination from the curves of the Mercedes-Benz, to the “engine” of the Bugatti.
This unique co-operative shows the possibilities in art and design by reworking what most people see as trash into something that is beautiful and worth experiencing. The craftsmen and women responsible for the dozens of automotive artworks are artists in the true sense of the word.