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Carhenge, Nebraska’s remarkable automotive replica of England’s Stonehenge, has been a proud display of automotive greatness and whimsical art for 24 years. Jim Reinders, the man behind the fantastic creation announced that Carhenge and its land will now be up for sale, with an asking price of $300,000.
A not-for-profit landmark, Reinders has dwindled his finances in an effort to maintain the admission-free monument, admitting he, “can’t develop the land as we should.” The organization, Friends of Carhenge, envision a future Carhenge with additional amenities including a campground, a go karting track as well as convenience and souvenir shops to give visitors reason to pay admission in the future.
They hope that a new buyer will assist in bringing Carhenge to its deserved potential.
Mark Pieloch, a Lincoln, Nebraska resident and avid car collector, is facing tax evasion charges in the state for not paying duties on roughly 100 special interest cars he purchased. After a six-month investigation into the matter, local police issued a warrant for Pieloch’s arrest.
Investigators in the case stated that out of Pieloch’s collection of cars, some have Nebraska titles, some have South Dakota titles. When you purchase a vehicle in South Dakota, you are not required to pay sales tax on it, however if a vehicle is stored on property in the state of Nebraska, tax must be paid on the purchase price.
According to an informant in the case; Pieloch “went out of his way to evade paying taxes,” and although claims he lives in a small house Sioux City, SD, authorities maintain his main residence is a large property, located in Lincoln, NE. That same informant also told investigators he’d seen Pieloch driving around in various different vehicles with SD plates, including a Hummer, Corvette and Chevy Avalanche. Sales tax evasion is a Class IV felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.
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