Art or Eyesore? Either Way, 'Airstream Ranch'Has Got to Go, Florida Officials Say

It's one thing to see the art in the Airstream, the trailer with that distinctive sleek, silvery body.

But is it art to sink Airstreams into the ground, ends up for passing traffic to see, like a giant metal road-side flower bed? reports that Frank Bates' answer is an emphatic yes. He created his art installation by Interstate 4 in Seffner, Fla., using the famous Cadillac Ranch off Route 66 as his model.

But neighbors have fought the project, saying it's not art — it's an eyesore.

"We're not a tourist attraction like Cadillac Ranch," Michelle O'Connor told "We don't want to be a tourist attraction. We want to be a county road where we live peacefully."

Code officials recently ordered Bates to take the trailers down, according to the TV station. Bates has 30 days to comply or face fines.

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