Volkswagen once made something that was marketed as ‘Thing’ in the very early 70’s. While it was not a commercial success, for one clever fabricator up in Wyoming, it continues to live on in a new form. I would imagine this beast is 4WD and it looks cool.
Sitting close to each other, like old friends, are the cabs of what I think were once trucks. Although they are now just remains, they offer a pastel serenade that pleases both heart and mind. It is time played softly.
A 1939 DeSoto is slowly picked apart but retains both style and form. Living in a local junkyard it has been marked ‘save’ and is temporarily pardoned from the crusher. Note the sexy split rear windows and incredible reddish tone on this beauty.
Another beauty laying low in the junkyard. Many of us no doubt did have a father who drove a Cadillac. My father drove an Olds, but then he used to sell them and always drove something brand new. Before that he sold Fords for a bit and drove an Edsel for a time. Man that was one ugly car, but not this Caddy, which ruled the day, and lit up the night.
As if in eternal rest, a pastel shell of a car sits in a Colorado junkyard with a seemingly endless field behind it. Perhaps this beauty looks so comfortable because it came from the open plains, where it carried a happy and loving family on many adventures. Its work long since completed, it sits and reflects, aging with grace and beauty.
I recently made my way over to the local junk yard which I thought might be an opportunity for a few good images. It is fair to say that I was stunned and stopped dead in my tracks by what I found. It is a very large yard (many acres) with cars dating back to the first years they started crashing and falling apart. And there are so many cars with holes in the driver’s window, which could not have been a good thing for the person driving it. This is but one of many images I will be posting as time goes by, and the winter takes me out less frequently.