Junk Yard Art

ยฉ 2012 Michael Fiveson

An amazing junked car with an array of colors that excite the eye and stimulate the mind. My best guess is that this is something out of the 40’s and it appears stripped to just a shell. How did all those colors come to be I wonder?

37 thoughts on “Junk Yard Art

  1. A suggestion on the colors….back in the 40’s and early 50’s there were many “home car painting kits” available to the average consumer, sometimes the application was with a “powder puff”, a person could change or touch up the color yearly (about how long this type of paint job lasts), this might explain the different colors on the vehicle….nice pic, enjoy old cars.


  2. They are most likely a combination of primers and all paint, it doesn’t look rusted. Those cars bodies were built like tanks! Good old days! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I remember the cars from the 50’s which were indeed tanks. Real metal and chrome. My grandfather had a black car that looked a little like the one in this photo. It had to be a 1940’s model and was sexy in a gangster kind of way. Good morning my friend.


      • Yeah, that’s the first thought that came to my mind, great majority of these coupes were black and had a peculiar interior smell of leather and cedar. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great memories! Thanks Mike!


      • A sexy gangster, Mike? Would you care to explain? Maybe Pretty Boy Floyd? Or maybe it’s the gat? Really, you can tell me… Our old car, a ’52 Dodge, smelled of old cigars. Maybe because that’s all my dad smoked.


      • It’s the genre, not the gangster. Successful movies such as Bonnie and Clyde, Public Enemy, etc would suggest a fascination in general with the idea of gangsters. Now female gangsters I am attracted to but the same goes for female doctors, lawyers, and cake makers. Capish?


    • Could be I suppose. Someone in this comment thread said that back then they sold kits for people to paint their own car and that these old junked cars show all the touch-up that was done years ago. That is a real interesting thing I think. And thank you Derrick.


  3. I have always wanted to go to a junk yard to take some photos. Have not had the opportunity to..but your photos are inspiring me to do so. I love them, great work. =]


    • Lucy, is your name really Lucy? Like that song, with diamonds.
      Yeah, I was flat blown away by what I found in the junkyard. Looking forward to going back after a dusting of snow.


      • Haha, no.. my name is Jen. But the song was definitely the reasoning for the username =] The Beatles are one of the greats =]

        And I bet those photos will turn out awesome! I look forward to seeing them.


  4. Great find … you captured it perfectly. I love old rusted out things like this. I worked in silver and copper and now, still have another company that is still working in copper. The patina that you get is fantastic. I think cars are made from steel. Well – the old ones. Now, I think they’re mostly some kind of molded plastic. If it’s copper it get a patina from oxidation. If it’s steel, it’s just plain old rust. But, what a great finish,,,!!!!


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