Grand Island, Nebraska: Fred's Flying Circus: Cartoon Cars on Poles

Fred Schritt, who died in 2016, built a number of cartoony pop-culture-inspired cars and airplanes, and mounted them on poles next to his body shop.

Fred's Flying Circus

Address:
E. 4th St., Grand Island, NE
Directions:
East side of town, on the south side of E. 4th St. at the intersection of N. Plum St., just west of the railroad overpass.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Fred's Flying Circus.

Fred's Flying Circus: Cartoon Cars on Poles

Fun and fascinating stop! The cars outside are entertaining. We ran into Fred's grandson, who took us inside the body shop and showed us a collection of motorcycles that Fred repaired and used to race. He also told us about a Snoopy/Garfield cartoon car outside the Grand Island Humane Society (1312 Sky Park Rd) on the edge of town.

[edmag, 07/23/2021]

Cars on poles.

Wacky Cars and Planes on Poles

Lots to feast your eyes on. If you go around back, you can view it all. And in front, you'll see a pink car coming out of the wall (actually painted as 3D art).

[Susan, 03/16/2021]

The Peppermint Kidd.

Wacky Cars and Planes on Poles

There is a collection of wacky sculptures on poles next to the G.I. Body Shop in Grand Island. These are cartoon cars and airplanes, visible from the street.

[Patrick Southam, 05/24/2016]

The sculptures, with names such as Hell on Wheels (with a devil's tail) and the Model T Shrekmobile, were built from 2009 to 2012 by Fred Schritt, who owns the body shop next door.


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