Custom "Valyrian Steel" vehicle wows attendees at Boise Roadster Show

The folks behind the ride, which does drive, call it "automotive art"
Posted at 8:28 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 21:57:55-05

BOISE, Idaho — Most cars at the Boise Roadster Show do not just look great; they also have high performance engines.

But even a high performance engine cannot help some cars.

That includes a rolling piece of art called "Valyrian Steel." The vehicle, which weighs 10,000 pounds, is inspired by the popular HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones."

Though it does drive, most people are glad it is slow.

"The reaction on the street is sometimes fun and sometimes scary," said Devan Albrecht, of Henry Chang designs. "People drive on the wrong side of the road just to get a glimpse of the thing."

The car, designed by Henry Chang, is rarely seen at car shows. It's mostly viewed at Burning Man in the Nevada desert.

Scott New, who runs the Boise Roadster Show, said he loves featuring Henry Chang's work. "He is, in my opinion, nothing shy of an engineering genius," said New.

The Valyrian is built from scratch out of stainless steel. It is a labor of love, and, after three years of work, it is still not complete. Every year, the designers and fabricators add or remove items from the car.

All told, the specialty vehicle is worth close to $1 million.