Carhenge

Alliance, Nebraska

Created from vintage automobiles from the 50s and 60s, Carhenge is a replica of England’s Stonehenge, the ancient alignment of stones that chart the phases of the sun and moon. (Carhenge online brochure)

All 38 major stones of Stonehenge are replicated by 7-foot-wide cars planted trunk down, rising 15 to 17 feet… the same dimensions as Stonehenge. (Carhenge online brochure)

Jim Reinders built Carhenge as a memorial to his father. It was dedicated on the summer solstice of June 1987. (carhenge.com)

And other car sculptures…

…like this functional bench, one of a pair, produced from car parts…

“Auto-graph Car”…

“Carsule” created by Jim Reinders for his 75th birthday…

“Car-nestoga” by David Kowalski, commemorating the pioneers crossing the plains along the Oregon Trail…

“The Fourd Seasons” by Jim Reinders… compromised only of Fords… suggests  the Nebraska’s seasonal landscape as wheat is planted, grows, matures, and renders the field barren during the windy winter…

“Car-asaurus” by an unknown artist…

I don’t get this either, but that’s what an informational plaque says…

Now, this looks like a dinosaur! But it’s untitled and anonymous…

“Spawning Salmon” by Geoff Sandhurst from Canada…

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