Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Vehicles

There are far too many cool, abandoned vehicles out there. Some not so far gone that they couldn’t be restored. I wish there was a hookup database for people to input their finds and restorers to rescue. I’d give anything to have the Fargo in the last picture. I seem to be a little partial to trucks. 🙂 I’ll definitely have to do another vehicles series – I didn’t have time to include all that I wanted. You’re welcome to post links in the comments to any cool specimens you may have or stumble upon. I love them all!

May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted with the force of 27,000 nuclear bombs. It destroyed 234 square miles of forest and this car, thrown a great distance by the blast, is all that remains of a team of miners who ignored all warnings to leave.

May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted with the force of 27,000 nuclear bombs. It destroyed 234 square miles of forest and this car, thrown a great distance by the blast, is all that remains of a team of miners who ignored all warnings to leave.

The Distillery District is a historic and entertainment precinct located east of Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. The 13-acre (52,000 sq. m) district comprises more than 40 heritage buildings and 10 streets, and is the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America. The district was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1988.

The Distillery District is a historic and entertainment precinct located east of Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. The 13-acre (52,000 sq. m) district comprises more than 40 heritage buildings and 10 streets, and is the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America.
The district was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1988.

1962 Mercury Comet in a Scioto Co., Ohio backyard by Don O'Brien on Flickr.

1962 Mercury Comet in a Scioto Co., Ohio backyard by Don O’Brien on Flickr.

Abandoned 1964 Belair. Photo by sahlgoode on flickr.

Abandoned 1964 Belair. Photo by sahlgoode on flickr.

International Truck, Frogeye, Maryland, from Steve Szabo's Eastern Shore Series

International Truck, Frogeye, Maryland, from Steve Szabo’s Eastern Shore Series

An old abandoned truck near Petrified forest national park, AZ. Photo by Robert Tewart on Flickr.

An old abandoned truck near Petrified forest national park, AZ. Photo by Robert Tewart on Flickr.

Cool old abandoned truck next to Maria's Taco Xpress on south Lamar in Austin. Photo by Tim Patterson on Flickr.

Cool old abandoned truck next to Maria’s Taco Xpress on south Lamar in Austin. Photo by Tim Patterson on Flickr.

Steering wheel and dash of old truck on the area of an abandoned factory in Tbilisi (Georgia). Photo by Raymond Zoller on Flickr.

Steering wheel and dash of old truck on the area of an abandoned factory in Tbilisi (Georgia). Photo by Raymond Zoller on Flickr.

1929 or 1930 DeSoto converted into a pickup? The colors are fabulous! Are those old wooden spoke wheels? Found by McKenzie Hwy., Redmond, OR. Photo by David Berry on Flickr.

1929 or 1930 DeSoto converted into a pickup? The colors are fabulous! Are those old wooden spoke wheels? Found by McKenzie Hwy., Redmond, OR. Photo by David Berry on Flickr. More early 20s and 30s trucks in this photostream.

Early 20s Chevrolet. I love everything about this one. Photo by David Berry on Flickr.

Early 20s Chevrolet. I love everything about this one. Photo by David Berry on Flickr.

Old rusted truck somewhere in Utah. Photo by katsrcool on Wikimedia Commons.

Old rusted truck somewhere in Utah. Photo by katsrcool on Wikimedia Commons.

Filthy old stationwagon somewhere in Maryland. Photo by Forsaken Fotos on Flickr.

Filthy old stationwagon somewhere in Maryland. Photo by Forsaken Fotos on Flickr.

Old and crusty, but awesome, Studebaker. Abandoned somewhere in Maryland. Photo by Forsaken Fotos on Flickr.

Old and crusty, but awesome, Studebaker. Abandoned somewhere in Maryland. Photo by Forsaken Fotos on Flickr.

Abandoned firetruck next to old grain elevator in Holdfast, Saskatchewan, Canada. Photo by Bruce Guenter on Flicker.

Abandoned firetruck next to old grain elevator in Holdfast, Saskatchewan, Canada. Photo by Bruce Guenter on Flicker.

How sad is this. I wish someone could rescue this 1941 Fargo. Somewhere in the countryside of Mundare, Alberta, Canada. Photo by sahlgoode on flickr.

How sad is this? I wish someone could rescue this 1941 Fargo. It’s somewhere in the countryside of Mundare, Alberta, Canada. Photo by sahlgoode on flickr.

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