Houston Art Car Parade rolls through the Bayou City

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Hundreds of mind-blowing art cars rolled through downtown Houston as part of the 30th annual Houston Art Car Parade earlier this month, and they're returning to television this weekend.

The car designs covered everything from sharks to Star Wars to Peeps. More than 250 cars from 23 different states participated in the parade this year.

Legendary comedian Cheech Marin served as the grand marshal.

On April 22, ABC13 will broadcast a one-hour special showcasing everything the parade had to offer.

The art car fun began with a donated 1967 Ford station wagon and $800 worth of paint and plastic fruit. Now, 30 years later, it attracts hundreds of vehicles from across North America.

VIDEO: Cheech Marin talks Art Car Parade
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Meet Cheech Marin, grand marshal of the 2017 Art Car Parade.

Meet the art cars

The Peep Jeep
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The Peep Jeep is just what it sounds like -- a Jeep decorated completely with Peeps candy.

Map of Space & Time
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Transcend the space-time continuum in the Map of Space & Time.

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The L'Amour art car is adorned with hundreds of quotes about love.

A Little Bit of Nonsense
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An art car dubbed A Little Bit of Nonsense is decorated with ornate glass creations.

The Camera Van
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The Camera Van is covered in more than 2,000 cameras from before the digital era.

Atomic Dog
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One very special art car pays homage to the George Clinton song 'Atomic Dog.'

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A tribute to your chompers, the Chewbaru art car is covered in everything tooth-related.

El Muerto Echo
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One ornately decorated art car celebrates the Mexican holiday El Dia de los Muertos.

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The Metacarskul art car is decorated completely with reclaimed metal material.

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