Carhenge is a curious replica of England’s Stonehenge constructed of old American cars, located near the city of Alliance, Nebraska on the High Plains. It was the brainchild of Jim Reinders, who constructed it as a memorial to his father in 1987. Carhenge has since become a tourist destination, drawing as many as 80,000 visitors annually to the site.
Carhenge consists of 38 automobiles arranged in a circle measuring about 29 metres in diameter. Some are held upright in pits about 1.5 metres deep, trunk end down, and arches have been formed by welding automobiles atop the supporting models. The heelstone is a 1962 Cadillac. Three cars were buried at Carhenge. Their "gravestone" is a car that reads: "Here lie three bones of foreign cars. They served our purpose while Detroit slept. Now Detroit is awake and America's great!"
In addition to the Stonehenge replica, the Carhenge site includes several other sculptures created from autos covered with various colors of spray paint.
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