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Cadillac Ranch art installation standing along Route 66 west of Amarillo, Texas.

“Cadillac Ranch:” Texas Quirky Gem Along Iconic Route 66

Created in 1974 by the San Francisco-based avant-garde art collective “Ant Farm,” Cadillac Ranch is a startling roadside installation just 10 miles southwest of Amarillo, Texas. Architects Chip Lord and Doug Michels, along with art student Hudson Marquez bought ten used Cadillac cars at an average cost of $200 each from local junkyards to use them for their unique project.

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Polka-dotted house and painted car for the Heidelberg Project in Detroit, Michigan.

Tyree Guyton’s Polka-Dotted “Heidelberg Project” in Detroit

The “Heidelberg Project” is a world-famous square block of street art in a neighborhood once scarred by drugs and crime on Detroit’s East Side. It was created by urban environmental artist Tyree Guyton, assisted by his wife and grandfather, in 1986, in his effort to draw people’s attention to the state of the city following the 1967 Detroit Riots.