Cadillac Ranch

21st Century Digital #13

Ant Farm Cadillac car art, Route 66, Amarillo, Texas. 2006

Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas, U.S. It was created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group Ant Farm, and it consists of what were (when originally installed during 1974) either older running used or junk Cadillac automobiles, representing a number of evolutions of the car line (most notably the birth and death of the defining feature of early Cadillacs; the tail fin) from 1949 to 1963, half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

Photographer: Carol M. Highsmith

Medium: 1 photograph : digital, TIFF file, color.

Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed March 02, 2017.)

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21st Century Digital, art, landscape, photography, plains, Texas
2 comments… add one
  • Looks awesome. How did they get the cars like that in the ground and on the angle. Must have been alot of work?

    • Actually, they used heavy equipment to dig holes in the ground and, then, place the cars into the holes. The cars were actually moved in 1997 to place them farther out from the growing city of Amarillo. I’ve seen them from Interstate 40, but we’ve never stopped.

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