I met Tad Pierson through mutual
friends 4 years ago at a party. He’s
charisma lit up the room with his
vintage bowling shirt on & comb-back
wavy silver hair.
I asked my friend about him.
“Remember we went to a party in a warehouse full of vintage trailers”-Kelli Mirelli
OH SNAP! It all make sense now!
Tad’s Imaginarium,American Dream Safari & Tire Art.
Mint Cream Style!
Eating cheddar goldfish,drinking a cold dark stout beer (what beer was that again) & petting his friendly dog “Howdy”.
No TV in sight. Just a radio,books and art projects.
Productive as usual. Creating tire art. Working on his classic cars.
American Dream Safari
Tad started his tours (road
ethnograph) in 1989,driving his
grandfathers blue 1950 Buick.
In spring,tour starts in New Mexico
driving along Route 66 & ending
in California. Imagine a classic car with
Airstream trailer attached,traveling the
west coast. In fall ’95 tours start from
Memphis to New Orleans (blues tour).
Elvis fans really love his rock-n-roll
tours riding in a 55′ pink Cadillac.
Me & my friend from Canada “Hey
Bonnie”! Enjoyed his rock-n-roll,soul
& blues tour. From Sun studio to Stax,
Elvis teen home to Aretha Franklin
childhood home,Bar-BQ picnic &
cruise through midtown. His tours
are definitely unforgettable.
(blue-collar folks) that save every dime
to tour with Tad. Celebrities were also
customers like Katie Curick,Elvis
Costello & He shauffered Wilson
Pickett around for 3 days.
Americana heaven in a warehouse
with three vintage trailers,indoor pond
tire art & classic cars.
INDOOR TRAILER PARK
Divine-Pink Flamingos vibe lol!
Before the Imaginarium was born.
Tad parked his Airstream trailer
behind P&H (Wanda Wilson days)&
lived there. The after hour spot
where all the artists & like minded
Save up $400 bucks & throw a party!
Invite me please!
Also he rents out the Imaginarium
for photoshoots & events.
Cruising down the country roads of
Vassar,KS (Tad hometown) north of
Wichita. Tire sign hanging on poles
“No trespassing” or ” No hunting”,
inspired Tad creativity of tire art.
What makes his tire art stands out?!?He paints them two-toned colors,
Tire furniture & tire sculptors.
He plans on collecting more vintage
trailers and a bigger indoor trailer
park. The park will have a golf course,
diner & movie showings on a projector
screen. Like a Drive-in!!!!
Future plans for ADS is a board game.
“Travel the American Dream Safari”
& Dashboard Diaries which is a
slideshow presentation of his tours.
Tad’s Top Picks
- Author-Jack London
- Poet-E.E. Cummings
- Mythologist-Joseph Campbell
- Blues-“Hound Dog” Taylor
- R&B/Soul- James Carr
- Rock & Roll-Bruce Springsteen
- Folk-Bob Dylan
Live your dreams today,tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Go for it NOW! Create your own identity. -Tad Pierson