If You’re Ever in Nebraska

In Alliance, NE, stands the most strange and wonderful thing you can imagine: Carhenge.


The Wonders of Carhenge

This is what I wrote about Carhenge five years ago:

Carhenge. The product of Jim Reinder’s strange and wonderful imagination. Constructed of vintage automobiles sunk into the ground or welded in place, Carhenge was intended as a memorial to Reinder’s father and constructed with the help of 35 relatives on the fifth anniversary of the elder Reinder’s death. A number of other pieces have sprung up around Carhenge, by Reinders and others, creating the Car Art Preserve, a testimony to both the sacred place the car holds in our American culture and to the strange attraction of “elsewhere” that have drawn people to and through the West since the time of Lewis and Clark. Another sculpture–a mid-70s station wagon with arced ribs welded on reminiscent of the ribs of a Conestoga wagon–drives this point home more forcefully: we Americans, for better and for worse (ask the nearest Indian how s/he feels about the whole thing) are a moving people.

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  • Anonymous

    In your article about
    In your article about ‘essential life skills’, I feel you may have left a few out.

    Basic Martial Arts. Knowing when to run, when to stand. Physical confidence. Exercise science = fitness.

    Basic Cooking/Nutrition. With this, a few stray cans and cheap ingredients can make a life-changing meal – enough to get that job, or to stay up late and finish that term paper.

    Basic Automotive Technology. Parts stores and online sources GIVE AWAY this priceless information. Will save you from being stranded by the road. Will save thousands in repairs!

  • Anonymous

    Hi there:
    I’m a graphic
    Hi there:

    I’m a graphic designer for Kentucky Educational Television and I’d like to use your Carhenge photo in our monthly program guide for October. Would that be okay with you? Would you like a photo credit?



  • Anonymous

    Wow very nice Picture, That
    Wow very nice Picture, That is Real? :)

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