"On the way back from Michigan, I had a bee on the dashboard and saw these big cement mixers going by, (they) looked just like the back of a bee to me."
- Richard Schaefer, Auto Art Artist + Friends
It's not every day you get to see a larger than life bumblebee on the side of the road. But that's exactly what we have in Erie, Pennsylvania! Schaefer's Auto Art is home to the cement mixer bumblebee. Richard, the artist, bought the mixer from Warren Steel Company back in the day. It had sat at in the parking lot for awhile, not being used and starting to gather rain and rust. So much that when Richard was able to get it up and running that's exactly what came out of the cement mixer!
We've come a long way from the rain and rust, this Bumblebee is complete with a SAAB face, drive shaft legs, and front suspension torsion bars for it's antennae.