The United States is home to millions of sculptures and art, including car art. And, today I’m going to share three unique car sculptures that are worth checking out.
The first is the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, which was built in 1974 along the historic Route 66, by Stanley Marsh, a helium billionaire, who wanted them to represent the golden age of American automobiles.
The ten Cadillacs, ranging from 1949 to 1963 models, are half-buried, nose-down, facing the west, same as the Egyptian pyramids.
They are often painted different colors or graffitied on. They were all painted pink in 2005 as a tribute to breast cancer. Visitors are encouraged 24/7, and spray-painting welcomed.
The second unique car sculpture is Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska.
In 1967 Carhenge was founded, as a replica of England’s Stonehenge, and made from vintage American automobiles.
Three cars are also buried here, with their headstone being another car that reads:
“Here lie three bones of foreign cars. They served our purpose while Detroit slept. Now Detroit is awake and America’s great!”
The third and final amazing car sculpture is Spindle in Berwyn, Illinois.
Spindle is a 50-foot spike with eight cars impaled on it.
It was created in 1989 and dismantled in 2008.
A new spindle may be in the works if the funds can be raised.
Have you thought about what kind of car sculpture you’d like to make?
Me personally, I’d love to see a Hummer giving birth to a Prius.
Or see a “house” made out cars…
the ideas are endless.
Cadillac photos a curtesy of Longhorn Dave
Spindle photo curtesy of Sailor Bill