A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.





Thursday, August 21, 2014

Classic


Gibbon, Nebraska
(pop. around 2000)

Not far down the road from yesterday's covered wagon I had come across this wonderful collection of old cars.  To some this may appear as a junk yard but I'm sure it is much more than that to the owner.


To someone who needs a door or fender for their old classic, this place is a gold mine.

Here is a good example. Get enough parts and pieces from various cars and you have a complete vehicle.  Notice the wood framework in the cab.  That is how they did it in the old days.

I would have loved to wander around in this yard. 
The yard photos were taken by my holding the camera high over my head and the fence.

I can't identify the car on the left, but it has a lot of potential.





13 comments:

  1. at least from your photos you can enjoy the rustic vehicles whenever you please ....like the black/white version; most appropriate

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  2. I have now seen a few episodes of American Pickers and I now understand why this are the places they go digging for treasures. But perhaps you can beat them here. Yes America is very big. Thanks for showing us.

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  3. These look very old but are still standing on their feet. There must be many of them left as the US is a real car driving country.

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  4. Such cool pictures. I didn't know they used wood in the early cars. you have a good eye, John.

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  5. I see a truck like my Grandfathers, a lot are older than that!

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  6. Perfect spot for photos and I love the last b&w one!

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  7. A real treasure trove of oldies!

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  8. Way cool, John.
    I am reminded of Johnny Cash's song, "One Piece at a Time" :)

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  9. I hope the American Pickers have seen this place...it looks like a gold mine to me.

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  10. Wonderful shots of some great vehicles.

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  11. Oh yeah there are some beauties in there. several have potential.

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  12. A fine collection of memories. Love the B&W one especially.

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