03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Art Cars Take a New York Spin

"The California Fantasy Van," covered in 5,000 pieces of brass and $15,000 in coins, has rolled into New York City.

The mobile piece of art is in town on a national tour promoting a new documentary about art cars and their eccentric creators called "Automorphosis."

"The film is an exploration of people who have transformed their car into rolling pieces of art," said Hunter Mann, driver of the “fantasy” van built over a 22-year period by his godfather Ernie Steingold.

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