At 11:11 a.m on 11/11/11, They Dropped a 1953 Cadillac from 50 Feet in the Air

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All photos by Samantha Guzman
Farwell, sweet Cadillac
File this under Things You Don't See Every Day...

At 11:11 a.m (which they did, of course, because it's 11/11/11), Frank Kent Motor Co., alongside Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, dropped a 1953 Cadillac--you know, from the air-- where it hit the incredible hard surface known as ground. The vintage Cadillac was destroyed to "start things off with a bang" for the groundbreaking of the new Frank Kent Cadillac in Fort Worth. According to the press release, the bumper will be buried "as a tribute to Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo." As you do.

Our photographer Samantha Guzman was on the scene, and brings back a few photos of the severely dented vehicle.

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All photos by Samantha Guzman

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3 comments
Cimare
Cimare

Why not dump a Seville you can buy for a few hundred? Why drop a rare vintage car? Stuppid idiots, just because they can? My god......

Ebo81
Ebo81

Car guys don't like hearing stories like this. I know a lot of people who would love to have a '53 Caddy to restore and these idiots are droppin them from the sky like its junk. Shameful! Way to go idiots!

David Cornell
David Cornell

Ahh, only in America do we drop perfectly good vintage cars from cranes...uh...just for the heck of it.  I would say this is possibly the dumbest thing I've ever seen, but I wasn't there - so I'll just say that it's the dumbest thing I've ever heard about. 

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