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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Automobiles


When everyone left Bodie there were a few cars that were in no condition to make the journey out.
This 1937 Chevrolet Coupe is probably the most photographed artifact of Bodie Ghost Town.

I just noticed the door is wired shut so people would not get inside.  I didn't notice that while there.


The rest of the autos I can't identify, even if there were more left to them.

Maybe a Model A Ford.  By the way, anyone know a good roofer?


A bit beyond being a project for restoration.

As is this one.

That steering wheel is solid iron. That is why it lasted so long.

There will be a few more cars on another post to come.

15 comments:

  1. I'm wondering is this a popular tourist attraction?

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  2. You captured some fabulous photos, John! Who knew rusting, decaying autos could make such great photo subjects? Obviously you did...I am always amazed at the thought processes that go on in the minds of photographers! Just wonderful!

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  3. I've just collected you're whole Bodie visit in a oner I think. Looks a fascinating place, especially these cars and the saloon. I suspect though the the rangers in reality have to put quite an effort into arresting the decay to keep it held at this point in history. I'm sure nature would soon enough just wipe the town away - not to mention somebody in a passing truck making off with an antique pool table or a bit of free firewood.

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  4. Great cars. How would the y look new.

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  5. Hi John...Super spectacular photo subjects....I love every one of these!!
    The door may be wired shut ,but I guess there isn't much to keep you from going through a window ; }
    Grace

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  6. You are seriously rockin the Bodie pics... keep em comin, I love it & I love the b&w head on shot, too! =)

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  7. i just love these! nothing like RUST.

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  8. I like the design of old cars. In the good times, things were built to last... ;-)

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  9. That Chevy is stunning, throw it onto a chassis. Bolt in an engine and you have an awesome Rat Rod.
    Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

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  10. I've been showing these posts to my buddies. You really did an outstanding job. Hope you held up in the rarified atmosphere better than I did last Summer.

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  11. Great Series on Bodie, John. You make me anxious to get back to the Eastern Sierra. First it is off to the North Rim and Yellowstone.

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  12. Wonderful shots. Totally in awe of the b&w ones.

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  13. I love that you focused on an element of the whole for your final shot. and the black and white frontal shot is a real WOWZER. the decaying relics are desert art in its finest. and you did it justice and then some in your captures. you caught the spirit of then and now.

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  14. I love this set of photos. The cars and the old homes and buildings. I could imagine one of these on the wall. I like the black and whites and colors too. There is something about seeing the old car and the old wood of a building in the same photo. Nice job.

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