The Official page for Carhenge, maintained by the Friends of Carhenge, a non-profit that works with the City of Alliance to improve Carhenge.
The OFFICIAL Carhenge page! Carhenge, which replicates Stonehenge in England, 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 Stonehenge 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. Jim Reinders, the artist of this unique car sculpture, 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. Additional sculptures have been erected at the site, known as the Car Art Reserve. One of the first sculptures to be added to the Car Art Reserve is a sculpture of a spawning salmon created by 29 year-old Canadian Geoff Sandhurst. Sandhurst won a $2500 prize and placement of his car art creation at the Reserve. Reinders' "Ford Seasons," comprised only of Fords and inspired by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, suggests the Nebraska landscape's seasonal changes as wheat is planted, grows, is harvested, and then the field lies barren during a windy winter. Carhenge's uniqueness, novelty and unusual components continue to draw the attention of film and television production crews as well as thousands of tourists every year. Alliance is lucky to have such a fun, interesting attraction known the world over. 2012 is Carhenge's 25th year!
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Who would have thought that tyres can be turned into art 😮👏
[12/21/18] Happy winter solstice
Just north of #Carhenge! Jeske's Over The Hill Campground
Wow!! Awesome job, Nathan!
Did you know? There's a #Carhenge in the video game Fallout 4 with a monster lurking nearby!
ign.com Carhenge - Fallout 4: Carhenge is a Hidden Location in Fallout 4 that does not appear on the in-game Map. You know, like Stonehenge, but with cars. This bizarre monument c...
"I wanted to hate it, but Carhenge is part of what makes this country great." 💘
startribune.com Reveling in the remote beauty of the western Nebraska Panhandle.
Great article. We owe it all to Jim Reinders!
washingtonpost.com But he never anticipated the site's connection to an event of such astronomical magnitude.
[08/22/17] A big thank you and a fond farewell to all of our eclipse visitors! Post your eclipse pics in the comments, we'd love to see them! 🌞🌚😎 #totaleclipse #carhenge
Please refer to www.carhenge.com for eclipse information!!
carhenge.com Home August 21, 2017, Carhenge will be in the direct path of the Total Solar Eclipse at 17:49 (UT) or 11:49 am (MT)Information for viewing, entertainment, camping and parking areas for all of Alliance is located HERE. Eclipse Parking at Carhenge Info Trash cans and porta potties will be available,…
Come see us!
npr.org Carhenge in Alliance, Neb., will be prime viewing for this month's total solar eclipse. The town is preparing for thousands of visitors.
panhandlepost.com Carhenge A “10 Best Readers Choice Travel Award” Nominee, Go Vote August 3, 2017 by Kalin Krohe Leave a Comment Congratulations to Carhenge! Carhenge has been nominated in the “10Best Readers’ Choice travel award” contest. USA TODAY is promoting the contest and is providing voters 4 weeks to vote fo...
#Eclipse at #Carhenge? Be there or be square!
Are you going to see the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse?
If you haven’t made plans yet then come to Alliance.
In addition to being right smack dab in the middle of the eclipse path and giving you almost maximum totality you’ll be able to witness this amazing event at Carhenge.
Happy Summer! Great pic by Steve Sullivan!!
I thought I had better share one of my photos from yesterdays sunrise at Carhenge. It was a pretty chilly morning as the first light began appearing at 4:44 a.m., but it was completely refreshing. I loved the cloud cover and the pink predawn color along the horizon. I decided to title this image "Pink Lemonade". Just a refreshing summer morning.
Have an awesome Saturday!! =)
Available at Alliance Chamber of Commerce!
Tires recycled into rubber sculptures by Blake Mcfarland: goo.gl/oxcqvk
Footage by Goodyear
Fun article! Western Nebraska is definitely where it's at!
theodysseyonline.com There's more than big fields and open skies.
There is going to be an amazing show in Nebraska's dark skies Friday (plus the fact that it is going to be 72 degrees!). Get out and look up! It'll whet your appetite for making Nebraska your destination for the 21 August 2017 total solar eclipse!
Did you know that Nebraska has a fascinating account of a Lochness-style lake monster on what is now Lake Walgren SRA? The story was published in the 1962 issue of Outdoor Nebraska, forerunner of the current NEBRASKAland Magazine. More at http://fal.cn/QjWr
We had a bit of snow in Alliance this week... #Carhenge is a bit snowed in!
Wow, what an amazing sculpture!
The Corn Goddess exhibit...an artistic collaboration between Whispers the Paper Ballet and encaustic artist Margaret Berry is on display at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel through March 25th! The Corn Goddess and her backdrop entitled, "Arising" are a special part of the 150th Anniversary of the State of Nebraska. The goddess pays homage to both the history of the iconic hotel and the rich agricultural roots of Nebraska.
She stands over 6 feet tall made entirely of specialty papers and covered in swarovski crystals.
"Arising" is a large scale 96x96" encaustic piece.
Take a selfie with the goddess and post #corngoddess2017.
#lincolnmarriott #paperartist #paper #art #Nebraska #NE150 #whispersthepaperballet #margaretberryart #pioneer #goddess #woman #corngoddess2017 #champagne #gold #marriott #Swarovski #fashion #earth
#Carhenge is where it's at!
People from England and Australia have already booked their trips for next August 21st to Nebraska.
So have scientists from NASA.
The reason is that Nebraska is one of the best places to be to view the Great Solar Eclipse taking place next summer.
#Carhenge is where you should be!
Where will you be on 21 August, 2017? It better be in the path of totality! Might we suggest Nebraska?
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Phenomenal life size sculpture made from horseshoes. - ANTHONY
2laneamerica.com Just why did a man make a replica of Stonehenge out of old cars? Find out why Carhenge in Alliance, NE is the state's most bizarre roadside attraction.
The new picnic shelter at #Carhenge is up and ready to use!
panhandlepost.com Carhenge Celebrates New Shelter, Schott and Board Excited September 13, 2016 by Kalin Krohe Leave a Comment Friends of Carhenge, Box Butte County residents, the City of Alliance, and many throughout the Panhandle are proud today as Friends of Carhenge officially announced the opening of the new picn...
journalstar.com How about that Carhenge, anyway?
Great article by the local paper about the #MiniCooper invasion earlier this week! :)
alliancetimes.com Mini Cooper Rally Sets Record For Carhenge Gift Shop Kay Bakkehaug July 21, 2016 0 Comment #defyhunger, Agro Ross, Alliance, Carhenge, Defy Hunger, Jesse Nelson, Mini Takes The States, MTTS, Norman Nelson, Shasta Mini, Shasta Minis ALLIANCE — If you left your house at all yesterday you were sure to…
Fun article about #Carhenge! Thanks #PostcardJar!
We've traveled to both Stonehenge and Carhenge within a month of each other. From the sublime to the ridiculous (you be the judge of which is which), we love them both.
Visit Nebraska Carhenge - Friends of Carhenge Roadtrippers
Heck yeah! #Carhenge is cheap fun!
time.com From Wedl’s Hamburger Stand in Wisconsin to Taos Pueblo in New Mexico.
Exciting news! A picnic shelter at #Carhenge!
panhandlepost.com Friends of Carhenge Donate Picnic Shelter to City of Alliance June 23, 2016 by Kalin Krohe Leave a Comment According to President of Friends of Carhenge Kendra Schott, “we are proud to announce that Alliance City Council has accepted a gift of a picnic shelter valued at approximately $10,000 that wi...
Interview with the band that features #Carhenge in their video!
www.panhandlepost.com Alliance’s Carhenge Featured in DE LA TORRE Music Video (Interview, Video) May 24, 2016 by Kalin Krohe Leave a Comment L to R: Musician Anthony De La Torre; KCOW’s Kalin Krohe and Jason Wentworth; the band’s marketing assistant Wade Hawkins Last year the band DE LA TORRE traveled through the sandhil...
#Carhenge and #DeLaTorre rock together!
About a year ago, DE LA TORRE BAND visited Alliance to film a music video for the original song "Ruins." The video has been released and Carhenge is, once again, a star of the screen!
It's coming up fast!
www.panhandlepost.com 2017 Carhenge Eclipse Logo Announced, Eclipse Information March 14, 2016 by Kalin Krohe Leave a Comment According to Alliance Vistors Bureau Director Kevin Howard, The Alliance Chamber of Commerce had an art contest for panhandle residents to design the 2017 Carhenge Solar Eclipse logo a year ago. T…