Offbeat Video

By Josh Saunders


This amazing forest of cars hidden off the beaten track is certainly giving VAN-GO a run for his money as the artistic vehicles stick out at gravity defying angles. 

The colourful display of Car Forest of the Last Church located off a dirt road outside Goldfield, Nevada, USA, served as an outdoor gallery for artists.

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 Originally created by Mark Rippie, as a conceptualised open space where creatives could unleash their talent on cars instead of canvases.

From the peace sign, graffitied words to tags, portraits and psychedelic animals the masterpieces stretch over 40 cars that have been driven into the ground or balance upon one other – some of which could topple over at any moment. 

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Photographer Julien McRoberts, 55, of New York City, New York, USA, discovered the quirky site while planning a road trip and snapped the impressive pieces. 

Julien said: “You never know what you are going to find in the desert.  

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“I loved the randomness of the location and the fact no one else was there, except a few jack rabbits, unlike the crowds you find at Cadillac Ranch.

“As a photographer it was so much fun to shoot and also to appreciate the graffiti  of other fellow artists. 

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“The giant bus sticking out up in the air was my favorite and we did stumble across and old head stone where someone had been buried early at the turn of the last century.

“I am a West Coast girl/desert rat and crave sunshine and bright colors for my imagery.”

 To see more of her work visit: www.julienmcroberts.com