Artist, "Art Car" designer, Mini/microcar aficionado, and co-editor of this blog -- Steve "HOOP" Hooper passed away on September 22, 2011 after a battle with cancer.
Hoop was a person you couldn't miss, overlook, or forget. His art will be remembered -- and some of it will continue driving around.
His last interview, for AOL Auto News, can be seen at:
Artist Behind Coolest Car Sculptures Ever Faces Life's Greatest Challenge
And, to see some of his work, go to Hoop's website:
HOOPMOBILES from the mind of HOOP
He will be missed.