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CADILLAC RANCH
near Amarillo, Texas
Contributed by Gerald Thurman of Tempe, Arizona
Cadillac Ranch

These ten graffiti-enhanced vintage Cadillacs have been amusing westbound travelers along Interstate 40 for over ten years. The work was initially conceived and produced by the Ant Farm, a group of artists from San Francisco, California. The ten cars range in age from a 1949 Club Coupe to a 1963 Sedan. Local business owner Stanley Marsh III arranged for the collection of cars to be planted -- front-end down -- along a section of old Route 66. The original installation was completed in 1974, but the display was moved to its current location in 1997.

Visitors are welcome to stop and take photos. Exit the Interstate at either exit 60 or 62 and follow the frontage road on the south side of the highway to a dirt road. The gate is usually unlocked, making it easy to park near this oddly charismatic exhibit. Additional information, including a surprising amount of information about each car, is available online here.

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Photographed by Gerald Thurman 8/4/01
Posted on RoadTrip America 3/07



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