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  • Writer's pictureGrant Guy

Giant Volkswagen Tarantula




It’s Volkswagen dreams, and tarantula nightmares outside a disused auto shop on the outskirts of Palm Springs.


This 28-foot-tall sculpture is the work of local artist. and arachnophobe terrorist Robert Miner.


(And yes, that is a real, full sized Volksie)


Miner owned the “Hole in The Wall Welding Shop”, that sits behind the giant Volkswagen tarantula in the 1970’s, 80’s, and 90’s,


The business closed after Miner passed away in 2008, but the nightmare inducing tarantula lives on.


The sculpture is on gated private property, but is easily seen from the street, or the car park next door.

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Southern California #114 - last visited August 2022

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