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Carhenge - OU05A7

 An automotive themed tribute to Stonehenge

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N 42° 08.530' W 102° 51.484' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Nebraska
 Cache Type: Virtual
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 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 0:01 h   Distance to Travel: b.d.
 Date Hidden: 30 September 2012
 Date Created: 30 September 2012
 Last Modified: 13 October 2012
 Waypoint: OU05A7

 


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Carhenge

 

    Carhenge, which replicates Stonehenge, consists of the circle of cars, 3 standing trilithons within the circle, the heel stone, slaughter stone, and 2 station stones, and the Aubrey circle, named after Sir John Aubrey who first recognized the earthworks and great stones as a prehistoric temple in 1648.  It was not until excavations undertaken in the 1920's that they were found to be holes cut to hold timber uprights. A total of 56 holes were discovered and named the Aubrey Holes in honor of John Aubrey's observation. 

    The artist of this unique car sculpture, Jim Reinders, experimented with unusual and interesting artistic creations throughout his life. While living in England, he had the opportunity to study the design and purpose of Stonehenge. His desire to copy Stonehenge in physical size and placement came to fruition in the summer of 1987 with the help of many family members. 

    Thirty-eight automobiles were placed to assume the same proportions as Stonehenge with the circle measuring approximately 96 feet in diameter. Some autos are held upright in pits five feet deep, trunk end down, while those cars which are placed to form the arches have been welded in place. All are covered with gray spray paint. The honor of depicting the heel stone goes to a 1962 Caddy.

     Carhenge was built as a memorial to Reinders' father who once lived on the farm where Carhenge now stands. While relatives were gathered following the death of Reinders' father in 1982, the discussion turned to a memorial and the idea of a Stonehenge replica was developed. The family agreed to gather in five years and build it. The clan, about 35 strong, gathered in June 1987 and went to work. They held the dedication on the Summer Solstice in 1987, with champagne, poetry, songs and a play written by the family.

      Carhenge has been preserved by Friends of Carhenge, a local group, who now owns and maintains it. Reinders donated the 10 acres of land where Carhenge is located. They have added a paved parking lot, picnic tables, and an educational display board.

      Take a picture of yourself holding your GPSr in front of Carhenge as part of your visit.

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1 04 September 2017 yakkerm2 Found it

TFTC. Nice!

Yakkerm2

1 07 February 2014 kaoskrew173 Found it

seen it many time since i grew up only 20+ miles north west of it in hemingford.