13651 I-40 Frontage Rd, Amarillo, TX 79124
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Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas. Consisting of either older running used or junk Cadillac automobiles, representing a number of evolution’s of the car line from 1949 to 1963, half-buried nose-first in the ground.
Found in junkyards and used car lots in the Texas Panhandle, the cars cost on average $200 each. Some ran, some didn’t. A hired backhoe operator dug holes eight feet deep and tipped the cars in using a tractor bucket.
Be a part of the ever-changing work of art. Graffiti spray painting is encouraged and layers of paint adorn just about every nook and cranny of the cars. Don’t worry, there’s a Home Depot about three miles away, at exit 64 on Soncy Road, where you can buy a can of spray paint.
Cadillac Ranch is a rite of passage for anyone traveling the Mother Road to visit Cadillac Ranch and leave a bit of themselves behind.
Learn More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Ranch
The Cadillac’s – one ‘40s, six ‘50s and three ‘60s models – are buried at the same angle as the Great Pyramid of Giza. They represent a number of evolution’s of the car line – most notably the birth and death of the car’s defining feature: the tail fin.