The Pink Elephant of Rancho Mirage, California.

The Rancho Super Car Wash, better known as the “Elephant Car Wash” opened in 1966 along Highway 111 in the tony town of Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs.

The monument was designed by legendary neon artist Beatrice Haverfield of Seattle for a chain of car washes in Washington State. While there are still about 14 Elephant Car Washes in Washington State, only a few examples of Bea’s original sign remain.