"Why just drive if you can drive with flair?"
So says Tom Kennedy, a San Francisco art-car builder who is fast becoming the go-to artist for motorists who want to transform their “mundanes” into mutant vehicles.
When a clown in Houston with a deep love for all things hippopotami wanted her Toyota RAV4 turned into a hippo with winking eyes, the Houston ArtCar Museum gave her Kennedy’s name.
That was in 2000. This month, Kennedy and collaborator Haideen Anderson finished building the same clown a second Hippopotamobile, this one with two baby hippos riding on the roof. The front hood has been transformed into the snout and the back of the car is the rump - complete with wiggly tail…