Posted: November 19, 2015 in Automobiles, Cars, Details, Old cars, Photography, Rust, Wabi Sabi

While I fully realize that the mature and thoughtful response to all my old car shots would be to sort through them, organize by theme and publish accordingly…

I can’t do it.

Squirrels! Shiny things! Shiny squirrels! And then I’m off again.  

If there is a theme going in this current group, I’d have to say “Strong.” These might be wrecks or junkers, but by golly, they are still radiating a feeling of solidness. And, while they’re certainly not pretty,  I personally find them ruggedly handsome.

But, then… I’ve always liked the bad boys.

Edgar G. Robinson, anyone? All we are lacking here is a big cigar and it’s gangster movie time. Rico? Is that you?



Not easy to maintain grace under pressure.


And, while this next guy is currently taking a break, it is not difficult to imagine those same taillights racing away down the highway, leaving all the workaday suckers in his rear view mirror.


My current personal favorite shot. I keep staring at it and thinking “Yeah…”


  1. sedge808 says:

    my….i would go nuts here 🙂

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    It would be interesting to see a similar car graveyard of today’s modern cars after the same period and see how they look. Those old cars were built to last. I really like the 2nd last one.

    • I thought of that and I do agree with you. I was really only interested in the older cars–though the newest here was about 40 years old. There were two older guys walking around the whole time I was there and I know they were reminiscing and telling stories. Lots of pointing and chuckling.

  3. andykidd says:

    WB should not get into the back of any old wreck – although it could be an adventure. Yes, taillights down the highway for me too.

  4. John says:

    “Strong” is a good word … those old cars were strong, solid. And, as your photos show, they even age well. 🙂

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