trip to Amarillo Texas is complete without visiting
Cadillac Ranch. One way of describing Cadillac Ranch
is as a constantly changing sculpture created in 1974
by a consortium of artist known as the Ant Farm. A A
simpler way of describing Cadillac Ranch is 10 Classic
Cadillacs buried nose first in Panhandle dirt.
best known of the artist in Ant Farm was Chip Lord,
Doug Michels, and Curtis Schrier, although others had
been involved in Ant Farm from time to time. Stanley
Marsh 3, a local millionare, became involved with Ant
Farm for the Cadillac Ranch project.
Ranch is probably the worlds most well known public
art piece. The 10 cadillacs are located on private land
(owned by Marsh) but the public is always welcome to
wander onto the field to see the piece up close. The
cars are constantly changing due to the involvemet of
so many visiting artist wielding paint cans and markers.
Some of the creativity shown in the grafiti is quite
ranch is located on Interstate 40 (formerly Route
66) west of Amarillo , Texas between exits 60 and
62. The site is on the south (eastbound) site of the
interstate. The gate is always open - don't forget
your spray can.
Ranch has been featured in many movies and commercials.
Bruce Springsteen wrote a song entitled "Cadillac
Ranch" on his 1980 album "The River"
and Springsteen was filmed on the Cadillac Ranch location
for a video shoot. Recently, many references to Cadillac
Ranch can be seen in the animated Pixar movie "Cars".
In the movie, a set of mountains in the distance looks
just like Cadillac Ranch and is referred to as "Cadillac
on any one of the pictures on this page to see the
rest of my gallery for Cadillac Ranch