Off Roading

Old cars, junked and rusted.

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Kendal Auto Wreckers, summer 2019

 

interior of abandoned and junked car at Kendall auto wreckers, broken front windshield

The music’s died – someone tried, in vain, to remove the radio.  Bright red dash and a broken windshield.

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side of an old whhite vehicle, with raspberry bushes growing beside it

Raspberries growing over an old white refrigeration and heating van.

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front and side lights of an old white and red car, rusty, and peeling paint

Red fender peeling to blue.

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back of an old school bus with vines growing up behind it,

It’s school days are far behind it

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three cars parked around a tree, old and rusty carcasses of cars

Ferns and greenery. The erasing of man-made stuff by Mother Nature – a slow but relentless process.

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a grey chevy monza parked on the other side of a car with an open door, or a missing door

An old Chevy Monza seen through a missing door

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an old yellow car with blue drivers door, rusty and peeling paint, parked under a tree, no wheels, covered in old leaves and cegar branches

No wheels

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blue drivers door on yellow car, junked, car graveyard in Kendal
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an old C/30 badge from a blue vehicle, with orange underneath

C/30 – fender emblem from a Chevy GMC truck from the 1970s

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chrome door handle of an old car that was dark blue, now shades of blues and oranges

Chrome handle on what used to be a dark blue door.

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a tree grows in front of a light blue car in a junkyard

Stuck behind a tree

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ferns growing on top of the trunk of an old yellow car, rusty car, side panel with gas tank flap shown

Not much gas needed for this one

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old Ford badge on side of junked car or truck

Ford in cursive metal

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front of an old GMC vehicle, green with pink and yellow patches

GMC front hood with ghost writing that looks like  _A_ON

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brokwn windshield wiper op the front of a junked and rusty car

A missing mirror, no door, and a broken windshield

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moss growing along the front of an old car

Moss hangs from the roof

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a row of olive colored cars in an overgrown junkyard

Amongst the old wrecks, looking for photographic treasure.

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up close shot of peeling rusty paint and broken metal, also dried rubber striping sround the edge of a car door

Dried rubber and corroded metal

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plants grow on the front of an old car

New life from old junk

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car and truck graveyard,

three in a row

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Rear light of an old abandoned school bus, with peeling paint and lichens starting to grow.

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First trip to McLeans Auto Wreckers near Acton Ontario.

A field with rows of abandoned cars and trucks.

McLeans has hundreds, if not thousands, of rusty old cars, vans, trucks, buses, tractors, vehicles of all sizes and shapes.

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Three abandoned cars with cedar trees growing up around them.

Some of the cars were in fields and were easily accessible. Others were tucked back into the trees. These were probably once in a field too…. but the trees grew up around them!

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There were cars from the 1940s through to the 1990s.

There were cars from the 1940s through to the 1990s.  Although most of the cars were in rows, there were a number of cars stacked on top of each other.

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Most of the cars had obviously been picked over for spare parts or scrap metal. While we were there, we met a man who was looking for parts that were specific for a certain model of car but only between 1964 and 1966. I am not sure if he was successful!

Most of the cars had obviously been picked over for spare parts or scrap metal. While we were there, we met a man who was looking for parts that were specific for a certain model of car but only between 1964 and 1966. I am not sure if he was successful!

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An old Volkswagen Beetle sits on the roof of another car. Not much except the frame remains of the Bug.

An old VW Bug that has has been scavanged for parts. Not much remains. The licence plate is from 1973.

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The back end of a rusty, once light blue, 660 Cross Country model of car

There was an interesting number of logos and model names on the cars

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Close up of the F-47 logo on the side of a very rusty truck. Lots of oranges and browns.

Ford F47

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a broken logo with a metal Vei on a very rusty car, close up photo

A broken logo that once said V Eight Gyro Matic, probably from an early 1950s Dodge. V Eight is the engine that was in the car; gyromatic was the type of transmission

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Three abandoned cars. Two of them have the front doors open. THere is a tree growing between one of the cars and its open door.

I am not sure how old the tree is, but the car has obviously been there for a while!

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The front interior of an old car. The windshield is shattered in a few places. The dashboard is rusty

Not many windshields were still intact.

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A rusty old car in the woods. Its doors are open.

… and most of the doors were open (or missing).  I am not very good at identifying car models and I wish I could say more about the cars that I took pictures of.

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Four old cars. Two piles of two. The windshields are broken and the tires are missing. Lots of rust and broken metal.

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The front corner of an old yellowish green car. It has two round headlights within an oval piece of chrome.

wonderful old headlights

 

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