Cadillac Ranch HDR by Jamie  Armbruster

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Cadillac Ranch outside Amarillo, Texas, USA
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As a tribute to America’s best automobile, a collective of artists called Ant Farm decided to place 10 Cadillacs, ranging from a 1949 Club Coupe to a 1963 Sedan, in a wheat field located west of Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Stanley Marsh 3, a local helium tycoon, provided some place for the cars to rest. Ten big holes were dug and the cars were driven with their front end into them. Some people may think of this as sacrilege, as many of these cars are now much sought after collector’s items. However, in the seventies, when this piece of art was constructed, a 1959 Cadillac was not as hot as it is today. Had the cars not be used for the Ranch, they would most likely have ended up in an obscure junk yard. So, I think they serve a better purpose today by reminding both Americans and foreigners of this great American automotive heritage.

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car, cadillac, amarillo, texas, hdr

I love to capture things that move me, or unusual, or just show God’s beauty and handiwork in the world. There’s enough terrible things to last a life time. Pictures are worth a thousand words! I love the camera and everything associated with it. Jamie Armbruster

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  • Rene Fuller
    Rene Fullerover 3 years ago

    Seems some graffity artists have had a field day:)… The last time I saw a picture of them there was no graffity. Cool shot, great composition:)!

  • Thanks Rene…You now take your spray cans with you and you leave them when youre done…there is always a pile of various paints available to have a ton of fun!! I would just love to know how many coats are on them…LOL

    – Jamie Armbruster

  • TingyWende
    TingyWendeover 3 years ago

    Oh there is one in Nebraska too that the set up to look like Stone Henge. I want to see both!! Thanks for sharing

  • That’s what I have heard. I would love to go see it as well.

    – Jamie Armbruster

  • Richard Earl
    Richard Earlover 2 years ago

    Hi Jamie
    Nice work – I enjoyed browsing your portfolio,many fine images. I found this to be especially appealing , great find ,well captured
    Richard

  • Thanks Richard! You should have seen the 22×28 image that we did for a couple in Baton Rouge. It turned out very nice! Oh… and it was a ton of fun to be there!

    – Jamie Armbruster

  • Penny Smith
    Penny Smithover 2 years ago

    How cool is that ! Great shot too Jamie, love the angle. I see what you mean ! Love it :)

  • Thanks Penny…I think there are several of these all over the United States.

    – Jamie Armbruster

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 2 years ago

    LOL I have almost the exact same capture -

  • This was a fun place!

    – Jamie Armbruster

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