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Dead Corvairs: Photos from the Junkyard Grave

Updated on May 3, 2009

A Corvair Life

 Even a machine like a car passes with time. Ages. Becomes a burden. Crippled. A relic from another time that only a few pursue and treasure. Maybe the car can pass on some value, some last usefulness before it's dead.

Not unlike people.

An old person sitting in a park. Biding their time. Reliving past glory and memories of days when they were vibrant with life and desired. Needed.

Not unlike old cars.

While a car did not live, it did have a life. Traveled to all kinds of places, had all kinds of adventures, saw many sights. As time marched on, it too, inevitably got older. Fell out of favor with the media, became not wanted. Each year it happened, gradually. Just like people. Each year it moved a little closer to its demise until at some point it was abandoned in a field, a barn, towed to a junkyard. In all these places, the body slowly decayed from its prime, beautiful youth to a discarded, old pile of nothing. Every once in awhile, a seeker would find it in its sorry state and lament and recall its glory days!

Not that unlike aging people.

At some point, the DNR code is placed  on the car (do not resuscitate) or a seeker, who never fell out of love with it, despite all the years passing, rescues the relic. Takes it home. Baby it. Nurse it back from the death bed until it is able to move on its own strength. The seeker continues feeding life back as if they were a God with magical power. The power was love. Soon, the once old ugly car returns to its prime. It has a new life. A second chance! Time has worked for it now, before it was against. Now, wherever it goes, people stare. Admire. Want to get close. Touch. It is like being 17 again.

Its too bad people can't be like old cars.

A Corvair's New Life Restored
A Corvair's New Life Restored
Decaying Old Things
Decaying Old Things
slowly Wasting away
slowly Wasting away


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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Makes me wanna cry, too!;)

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      8 years ago

      jeez perrya, so sad. kinda makes a guy want to adopt every vair in every junk yard take it home and then buy out clarks. ggg great story.


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