Rusty Old Cars and Trucks
Classic, Vintage, Old or Junk?
I took these photos of old cars and trucks in April, 2011 near my home in Northern Michigan. I was taken by the contrasting colors of paint, primer and rust against the background of nature. I have included the make, model and year of the ones I could determine. If you see one you recognize and have some information regarding that vehicle, leave it in the comments below.
I wanted to write a short, fictitious, but believable account here, describing how this classic Chevy came to rest on its roof. Every angle I tried promised crushed metal or broken glass, none of which can be seen to any serious extent on the car. So, I'm open to suggestions. How did this old car wind up on its roof, windows and body largely intact? The windshield, which is broken on the driver's side, is actually, amazingly in good condition. I would think that decades on its roof would have crushed the roof and slowly reduced the windshield to shards and splinters of glittering litter. And the tree grasping the bumper is indicative to me of nature lying in wait, always ready to take back what was taken from her.
1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe
1954 Dodge Job Rated T Truck - V8 -with the original hemi engine
Dodge 1 1/2 ton "job rated" truck early fifties (1954?)
These early 50s trucks, referred to as "Job Rated" by Dodge, were rated for particular classes of work so that a purchaser would have a better idea which model might best fit his purposes. They also came with a big plus; the original hemi engine. This one comes with hemi not included.
PBD.......Push Button Dodge
1960 Dodge Pioneer
1950 Chevrolet Deluxe Powerglide
Studebaker pickup truck
1951 Chrysler Windsor
Traffic Jam in the Junk Yard
Old cars, old turcks, actually anything forgotten but not gone, appeal to me as a novice photographer. Old barns are favorites of mine; not the beautiful restored ones, but those that were once the heartbeat of a farming family's existence. Often these buildings are filled with the decaying remnants of happy, fruitful days.