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Cadillac Ranch Outside Of Amarillo Texas …

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The art display of old, rusted Cadillacs buried hood first in the dirt turns 40 in 2014.  It was originally created by the art group that called itself ” The Ant Farm ” out of San Francisco.  It was installed on farm land owned by Stanley Marsh 3 that runs along I-40.  I had always heard of it, but did not know anything about the ” display ” or for where it was located in relation to where we were, other than the fact that it was located in Texas.  Pam and I were heading east on I-40 and Pam looked south of the interstate and said that there was a group of cars buried hood first out in this large field.  I caught it out of the corner of my eye as I drove by at 85 mph and told her that I was going to turn around at the next exit and go back.  When we got back to where you can enter the field through a gate off of I-40 and parked, it had just rained, so the field was a sea of mud.  Pam said that she would pass, so I grabbed my cameras and headed off.  There is not much to it really … you have to walk a good distance before you get to the cars and there is nothing else for miles.  After I walked out to where the cars were buried, there was not a sole around, so I just some photos of the buried cars, but after 15 or 20 minutes some other people showed up.  There is a link to the Cadillac art display.  Here is the photo that I created …

Cadillac Ranch 5x4_SFW_Feb 2014

I posted this when I first created this blog several years ago.  I also created a poster that I had printed and gave away to some friends of mine …

Cadillac Ranch _ 5x4 _ _Mod Feb 2014 _ SFW

I also shoot some b&w film with my Hasselblad that I will have to find. but they do not look as good as these.  So, this is my little contribution to the Cadillac Ranches 40th birthday.  I do not know if they are going to have a celebration or not, but I am sure that something will be planned.  I am pretty sure that I will miss whatever they will have, but if any does happen to go, let us hear from you.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

February 12, 2014 at 11:18 am

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