Almost exactly five years ago, I named Carhenge as one of the top ten American automotive pilgrimages. Of course, I'd never been. I've finally rectified this oversight and I can tell you with confidence that if you're in western Nebraska you must visit.

Carhenge, of course, is that pop art masterpiece created in 1987 by Jim Reinders to mimic England's Stonehenge (in its current dilapidated state). It is an entirely strange and totally American idea set in that most American of places: a field on the wide open plains outside the small town of Alliance.


Although a copy of someone else's ancient artifact made out of old Pontiacs and Studebakers, there's something almost holy and mystical about it.