Monday, November 29, 2010

Vehicle Graveyards

Hopefully most of you guys have seen the show "Life After People," which is a show that airs on the History Channel. For those of who haven't seen it, it depicts how the changes we have made to our Earth would slowly be reversed if every human on Earth suddenly disappeared. I recommend checking it out!

Among the major changes, I enjoyed seeing the renditions of old vehicles reverting back to nature at a very slow pace - it's very surreal! Cars have been around for basically a century now, so those that have been abandoned have long since began their tedious journey of erosion. Is it just me, or are car graveyards more haunting than real ones?


Sadly, you won't see any hippies tripping out in this van anymore

Someone should haul it out and make a hot rod!

He knows what he's talking about.

They don't make cars like they used to.

Very artistic photograph. I'd like to do a photo shoot of this car



this metal will take a long time to deteriorate



It's strange to see cars in this good of condition.. usually people rummage for parts

This would be creepy at night

A lonely engine deteriorates

Looks like a tree has decided to grow through this one

parking lot full? nowhere to park your beetle? just put it on top of that rotting pedo-van.

Beautiful, just beautiful.

I've run out of witty captions. F*ck off.

images from 2leep.com

53 comments:

  1. Haha. this vehicle graveyard must be creepy at night. these are great pictures.

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  2. There's a few I wouldn't mind picking and putting a little work into it. I mean, a few years project and tadaaa, a great collection car!

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  3. I'm almost certain that man made nuclear waste will outlast every other man made products. I would love to see vehicles slowly decomposing in a time lapse though.

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  4. @jram yea that would be pretty cool.

    these pics are sweet. how ever you found this. damn. i would love to look around.

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  5. ..and nothing of value was lost!

    Nah, kidding, I like the pics, beautiful in a unique way.

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  6. I love these types of pictures :)
    I wish i lived near a creepy car graveyard in the middle of the woods :(

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  7. Fuck the graveyard. I like the guy with the dead skunk on his head. Isn't that Yuri Bond, the bad ass secret agent? Now that is the definition of a true Mack......
    Like the old saying goes...."You can learn a lot from a man with roadkill on his head"

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  8. Pictures like these makes me think of how many cars are on the road nowadays and how many will end up like these.

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  9. Weird, I got deja vu while reading this post haha.

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  10. awesome, but i don't understand what was that dude's picture doing there

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  11. So many beautiful cars just rotting away :(

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  12. The 2nd to last is just amazing

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  13. @KillerKun

    That dude's picture being there is no accident, I put that there on purpose. He's got a skunk hat on his head, and he is delivering an important message.

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  14. I would love to go and "salvage" some scrap metal there!

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  15. where is this? Most aircraft graveyards are in the high desert, low humidity, stable temps. Not so much a concern for old cars, I guess.

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  16. Now thats what Im talking about

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  17. Amazing pictures. These car graveyards bring about the possibility of zombie cars, which wouldn't be a good thing :(

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  18. Theses pictures are really nice, I so many thank you for sharing :)

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  19. Very artistic, nice pictures :D I bet 90 % of those cars have been ripped for anything semi-useful

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  20. We have a great car graveyard close to where I live. Google the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo Texas...the guy that does that is uber rich and a bit eccentric! haha

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  21. Cars in such poor condition make me cringe.

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  22. zombie came at night to drive the car

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  23. Man you couldn't leave a new car outside for that long and still have any car left even after just a few years old school steel was way tougher now they make em so they'll rot as fast as possible.

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  24. What a waste. They could at least have recycled them for scrap metal, or disposed of those cars properly.

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  25. I love how there are actual trees growing through these cars... you have to admire the resilience of nature!

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  26. I actually have seen that show. Incredible. It's also amazing how nature combines with those old cars to create some sort of organic art. Eerie and artistic.

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  27. love the hippie bus :D
    would totally love to chill out around it =)

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  28. wow grate images thanks bro for sharing ;)

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  29. I'm looking for a Volkswagen T2 (the first van)
    If anyone has one that I could borrow for a few weeks, please post a message( it's for my new movie)

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  30. car graveyards are awesome. id have one if i had the land.

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  31. that is WAY more creepy than a regular graveyard

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  32. That would make a cool RPG level >_> Is it bad that's the first thing that came to my mind?

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  33. These fotos actually remind me of an idea I had at my old job. 3/4 of the building was basically a warehouse with printers and mail inserters taking up @ half of that. The other 1/4 of the building was office space. Imagine Paint ball in a place like that (the office). I am sitting here thinking paint ball in a parking lot (or junkyard) would be awesome. So many damn places to duck and cover :>

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  34. can't decide if its a work of art or a waste!!

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  35. Beautful pictures. Not kidding. Very atmospheric.

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  36. Great concept for a Stephen King novel?

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  37. this reminds me of roaming through the forests with my friend as a kid and finding old junk cars.

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  38. I would love to play some hide n seek at that place at night. Tetanus shots for everyone!

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  39. Cheers to the 1st photo!! That green van is very unusual for people to see on the road these days... But it's still possible! And car restorations are possible today b'coz of advanced car technology.

    Adam Preece

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  40. Dude! Awesome pictures! I would love to visit this scrap yard at night, I love that whoever it was there parked their beetle on top of the other car. Hahaha. Classic. I always wonder how on Earth trees start to sprout out of such decay. Its lovely.

    -David Enabulele
    Atlanta Junk Cars

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