Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Cars and trucks of yesteryear

These cars certainly wouldn't make it to a car show. They are all in such bad shape and they have been there on the same spot for years! My guess is that these cars are considered Classic, and were built long before pollution control, fuel economy and safety regulations became issues. I am sure they were very popular and expensive at the time and were once considered the best car of the year...


18 comments:

Mike said...

What a collection. Looks like some of the yards here in the Ozarks countryside!

Hope you are doing well.

Moi said...

oh my husband will love a place like this....(yes the husband with the elaborate last name :DD) ..he's such a classic car junkie...today he introduced me to this website, have a look if u like classic cars ..
www.plan59.com

Susie said...

My Dad and my husband would love to roam around a collection like this!
They are both lovers of classic/vintage cars!
xo

Tammy said...

I was about to say the same thing as Susie...my husband would love to take a stroll through that field! :) And my dad, too, if he were still alive.

Anna said...

I love old cars and that last one looks like Mater from the Cars movie! Can you tell I have a 7 year old? :) Anyhow...love these!

Kelli said...

Great collection! Benjamin (6) would love them because of one of his favorite movies, Cars. :0)

Kelli

Sonia said...

Olá Cris! Esses carros abandonados devem fazer a alegria de muito colecionador. Mas acontece que para restaurar esssa preciosidades, a pessoa precisa ter dinheiro. É um hobby bem caro. Beijos!

Moi said...

Hey Cris, the friend who went cycling from Calif. to DC do not have a blog...in fact they did it without much fan fare that is generally associated with such activities...they decided to do it on whim and managed to live it out :)

a-xpressions said...

Wowww...! I like watching such old vehicle and their design...last time, when I visited upstate NY, I shot couple of snaps!
thanks for sharing Cris..!

Connie Peterson said...

I love old cars and so does Norm. We hope, someday, to get one and restore it!!

Beautiful pictures! I don't dare show Norm .. he'd drool on the keyboard!

Blessings

Deana said...

I think the old trucks make for great pictures...I don't know why. I guess they have a story to tell. Like maybe once little kids rode on the back to town to sell their produce..I just like them!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Cris. Your pictures' ideas really surprises me. These old cars are fantastic. I which I had one and be invited for the Overhauling program on T.V. It would be great!!
xoxoxo

diyadear said...

oh i feel sad for these cras. all their glory is so rusted away now.. :(

Paula said...

There was an old rusty truck parked on an abandoned homestead behind our house when I was a kid and we took great pleasure in sitting in it for hours on summer afternoons "driving" to all kinds of wonderful places. What fun that was!

Kerri said...

My husband just happened to look over my shoulder and saw your old cars and trucks pics. He loved them! Like so many men he loves vintage vehicles....and old machinery...like you :)
Great pics!
I hope you're working shorter hours again, but I suspect you're still putting in the longer days.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Cute photos.

Akemi said...

Cris, fazia tempo que não vinha te visitar aqui! Quantas fotos lindas e coloridas, quantos lugares ótimos e quanta gentileza em mostrar um pouco do que seu olhar capta!!! Bjsss

guild_rez said...

..it is very sad to see such wonderful old cars just standing there and rusting away.
Just think the stories they could tell, places they have been, seen happy people and ...
Hugs Gisela