Trolling Pinterest the other day, I came across this photo. It caught my attention, you know me and rusted out metal. I liked it enough to post it to my board on old vehicles .. then I moved on and thought really nothing more about it. This morning, a bing alerted me to an incoming message… someone wanted to know, how anyone could leave such a beauty to simply rot and decay. I had no answer, but it did get me to thinking.
What is it, why do we do this. This was a wooded area for about 70 years in Chatillon, Belgium, it was home to one of the largest car cemeteries in the world (found on Pinterest) Obviously I am not alone in my love of “old” rusted out beauties. Yes, I say beauties those of us on the hunt, even wax poetically about the shades of rust. AND we will wander into fields, back woods, where ever there is a hint of a “capture” Yet I won’t go on a picnic or eat outside at a cafe, cuz the bugs will annoy me! Go figure!
If I see or meet someone who has found a treasure and fixed it up. Man that is someone I want to meet. And you know I’m going after a picture, and the story. But. for some reason, I have never asked the question, why abandon a car/truck in the first place.
Does anyone know or want to fathom a guess?
Namaste – Oyashikiri
have you seen the lastest copy of Canadian Hot Rods..
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