Gear Up, The Alien Visitor - Hammonton, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 36.738 W 074° 46.564
18S E 519222 N 4384751
Funny looking car part sculpture reminiscent of an alien life form greets visitors to this auto salvage yard.
Waymark Code: WM9HQ7
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 08/23/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member riston2
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This sculpture is to the right of the main door to the office at EL&M Auto Salvage yard. The alien is in front of a window. He (or possibly she but I doubt it) is red with raccoon like, black and white eyes, and with one arm up and the other down at crazy right angles. He is made of different gears, axels and that's about it. I liked the big toothy grin the most. He has a serial killer quality to him.

Welcome to EL&M Auto Recycling & home of amazing auto part sculptures. They are everywhere! This is also a featured site on Roadside America. There is a diverse menagerie of characters, insects, flora & fauna and a whole cast of characters.

As for the rest of the sculpture garden, there is a fantastic collection of auto part sculptures located in the front. This is one of three junk yards mentioned on the Roadside Attractions website (which is how I discovered this), this one being the most impressive and prolific. The sculptures range from large to small, some are isolated and some are in groups. Most are people-based but a few are insects, plants and an angry dog which frightened me!

The folks running the counter gave me permission to walk around and snap photos. The people in the office wanted to make very clear that these sculptures are the furthest one can go. Anything further back is off-limits for insurance reasons and you are asked to not go back there. They also told me the person who made these used to work here but has been gone for a long time.

Title: Gear Up, The Alien Visitor (unofficial)

Media (materials) used: car parts

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): EL&M Auto Recycling

Artist: Not listed

Date of creation or placement: Not listed

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