Artists: Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez, and Doug Michels
This artwork/roadside attraction, situated on Route 66 right outside of Amarillo, comprises ten classic Cadillacs buried hood-first in the dirt by three hippies from San Francisco. If it reminds you of anything, know that the guys were paying homage to the Great Pyramid of Giza, as well as the iconic Cadillac (ok, that one is way more obvious). The arrangement of models from 1949 through 1963 is far from random, as the guys wanted to emphasizes the rise, and eventual disappearance, of the car’s classic tail fins. And that graffiti was not the artist's’ idea -- the Cadillacs quickly became a target for local taggers. It’s become so iconic that it’s inspired other pieces, like the Airstream Ranch in Florida, and the VW Slug Bug Ranch also off Route 66 in Texas.
Impress Your Friends With: The Hampton Inn led an effort to restore the piece to its original colors in the early 2000’s, which lasted a whole 24 hours before it was spray painted again.