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click above for more pics of the The Other Ranch by MINI

Last year at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, MINI debuted the production version of its larger Clubman model and, as MINI's marketing agency is wont to do, created a spectacle with this installation called The Other Ranch. We've learned that it's gone on the road and been installed in Brussels for this year's European Motor Show. It's inspired by the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX where a man half-buried 10 old Cadillacs in the ground at the precise angle of the Great Pyramid in Egypt. The Other Ranch by MINI is comprised of four Clubmans and is so named because we're supposed to consider the new Clubman the "Other MINI". We didn't see The Other Ranch in Frankfurt while covering the show there, but this spectacle was too interesting not to share. Check out the pics in our gallery below and have fun coming up with captions for four Clubmans buried up to their windshields in dirt.

[Source: BMW]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought this was going to be about a Mr. Bean type of valet service.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I've climbed on the cars at that ranch in Texas. It's pretty neat to see.
      • 7 Years Ago
      John, there seems to be a problem with the HTML code for the gallery.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is a sick mockery of a classic piece of Americana.
      • 7 Years Ago
      How about 4 Hummers with their arse pointed to the sky?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Russell don't worry nobody's going to touch your Hummer!

      Just breathe! Just take a slow deep breath and think back to your favorite Hummer. It'll be O.k.!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's the Atomium in the background, by the way, an awesome structure built in the 50's or 60's for the worlds faire. I've seen it in person (and even snuck in at night when they were renovating it, heh), and it's awesome! Each of those spheres is huge - they have 2 or 3 stories in them, and the top one has a restaurant! :) I gotta go back to Belgium some day...
      Oh, here's a pretty picture i took, if you're interested.. http://digitalsantacruz.com/photostack/?album=europe&img=Atomium
      :)
      -Taylor
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well i can see it just outside my window :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Like someone allready said, they are about as desirable as a toilet. So its a good place for them in the ground.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This would be the perfect opportunity for Jeremy Clarkson to crash a fleet of caravans into them.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The can play conkers with a crane again!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man i gotta do alot of digging!! but for 4 free mini's, its worth it! lol
      • 7 Years Ago
        • 7 Years Ago
        No kidding. If you read the article, you would see what it was an homage to.
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