these are photos of all the great old cars i have found in alleys, on farms, in low income ww2 era neighborhoods, and all over the place in calgary alberta canada. lots of potential project cars in this album
That’s just sad…What’s even sadder is when you ask the owner if they are interested in selling, they say “NO, I’m going to restore it someday”. Then you drive by 5 years later, and it’s still sitting in the same friggin’ place! Now THAT irks the crap out of me!
yeah that bugs me too… i post a video version of this on youtube… thus far there are 7 episodes. the series is called rotting calgarian iron
Cool! I’ll check out the video. There was a guy not too far from me in Oregon, who had and old Camaro in his carport. I t was pretty much intact, except for the motor and trans. It sat there for maybe 10 or 12 years without being touched. He must have had a lot of inquiries about it, because one day it was covered with a tarp and old tires. A friend of mine, who is a Camaro nut, happened to see the guy mowing around the car, so he stopped and asked the guy about it. He flew into a rage about how he was tired of people asking what he’s going to do with it, it was private property, it was his, he could do what he wanted, etc. and so forth. Apparently his brother offed himself inside the car where it was parked and he was keeping it as a shrine to him for some odd reason. The city was just starting to get on people about derelict cars being out in the open. About a week later, the guy completelty flattened the car with his tractor and shoved it up against the barn and THEN he put a for sale sign on it . Not sure why he did that, but a few weeks later the car was gone! I guess he figured if he couldn’t keep it, no one else was going to have it either. Strange character to say the least…....His neighbor told me he buried it in his field behind the house with a cross over it. To each his own…I suppose!
that guy is stupid… thats a sad story i’m sure there are many people out there who would have loved that car. i bet theres even people who would’ve restored it for him so he can enjoy it… well anyway its so sad to see classics like that go. I’m only 16, and most people my age don’t give a rat’s @$$ about old cars, and most of them are buying into this liberal global warming crap. so now i worry that once we become adults, and the leaders of this country, that old cars will be very scarce, because they all got recycled… you can thank al gore, and all his stupid followers for that.
I wouldn’t necessarily be worried that they will all be gone, but they will be harder to get, as I have seen alot of them being restored kept out of the market. Yes, alot of them have been recycled, but not because of Al Gore or his cronies, but the rising price of scrap metal and most commun ities are cracking down on derilict cars being visible from the street. For example where I live, a vehicle cannot be stored in the driveway or yard. It must me indoors or behind a solid fenced and covered. The code enforcement “officer” came to my house asking about my ‘54 Chev (it is old and worn looking, but it ran and drove, but the tags were expired. She informed me about the “code” regarding this. I said “Thank You, I plan on putting it away when I have room in the shop.” She started to repeat herself, I stopped her and said “You are actually ON my property and you are now trespassing, shall I call the police, or do you want to?” and closed the gate on her. I never saw her again! I’m sure there will be plenty of classic cars to choose from when you are ready. Look at it this way, you have a love and obvious appreciation for classics. You have plenty of time to scout out your first car, either just to drive or be it a project. You seem to have a good head on your shoulders, you’ll know when the you’ve found the right one! I was about your age when I got my first car to tinker with, I bitten by the bug and now obsessed with them! I have taken time off here and there to raise a family, save money, what have you, but once you get grease in your ear or transmission fluid in your nose, you are hooked…for life! Happy Motoring! By the way, my 1959 Pontiac gets BETTER mileage than my 2009 GMC Sierra Z71 4X4! Go figure! The Pontiac has a 389 with a 2 BBL! It does not have to be smogged. but a friend works at the testing station, so I took it through just to see how it runs…It passed with flying colors! He said most cars that are 5 years old don’t run as clean! So, I think we are being told alot of bullshit in the name of the environment! Al Gore’s Hot air if you will…....
well yeah that sounds harsh down in oregon. at least here in alberta canada, we’re all rednecks, and love old cars, so they are left out in the open and nobody cracks down on them about it.
I like the pictures but hate the fact that people won’t sell the cars before they are to far gone! It happens all over the world I can’t explain it but some people are afraid that if they sell it for $1000.00 today it might be worth $10,000.00 tomorrow so they just keep it till it’s worth $0.00 make sense? No to me either! Keep up the good work and keep the Hot Rod fire burning!
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