Is The Iconic Wayne’s World Car Kebab Returning To Illinois? Party On!
Do you remember the sculpture named "Spindle" (a.k.a. the car kebab) that stood high above Cermak Shopping Plaza's parking lot in Berwyn, Illinois? The work of art was made famous in the movie "Wayne's World", starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.
What Happened To The Spindle In Berwyn, Illinois?
The Spindle was basically 8 full-size cars with a giant stick jammed through each of them. Essentially, it was a 50-foot-high car kebab. The cars on the spike ranged from 1967-1981. It was built in 1989 but had to be removed for more space for a Walgreens.
At one point there was an attempt to sell the work of art on eBay for $150,000. Nobody bought it and it was eventually destroyed in 2008.
Not All Berwyn Residents Liked Spindle.
Believe it or not, some residents wanted the sculpture taken down because they thought it was an eyesore. It could have had something to do with the vehicles rusting and all of the bird poop on the cars.
Has The Spindle Made a Return To The Chicago Suburb?
Whether people loved or hated it the car kebab blast from the past has returned to Berwyn.
A scaled-down recreation of the iconic sculpture has popped up in Berwyn. This one is shorter and features fiberglass go-karts instead of actual automobiles. Not only is it an homage to Spindle, but it's also a way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Route 66, according to FOX 32 CHICAGO. You can see it for yourself at Paisans Pizzeria and Bar.