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old cars found in the woods of southern WV southwest VA

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ratroddude, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Ratroddude
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    I have travled many miles to collect the pics of some of the forgotton cars from the age of the american dream , every car here has a story , once , it was someone's brand new pride and joy , straight off the assembly line from an american company , based in DETROIT. Once, these relics took people to work to achieve the american dream of owning their own house , little white fence , and a yard for thier children to play in . Once , these forgotton friends in the woods were the modes of a learning process to get a driver's licence , how many of these cars do you think that someone set behind the wheel of an automobile for the first time? , I would say that some of these cars carry the story of someone's first prom , first date , first car to call their own , and with those thoughts , they obtained the freedom of the road that , as we grow older , we tend to forget because of work , and life in the fast lane trying to achieve our piece of the american pie. And after a lifetime of stories , and faithful service , these beautiful works of art were , for some reason , laid to rest in back fields of farm land , rolled over the hill in the woods , or simply left on the side of the road on their way out west when something simple sealed their fate to be abandoned. , now , after many , many years , we learn to appreciate these old friends of the family , and we now search them out , in the nooks and crannies of our nation , to rekindle a lost time in our memories that show a better place in time , So , please enjoy these pieces of american rolling art for what they are , and for what they used to be , remember , at one time these relics were just as big a part of someone's american dream as your brand new , first time owned vehicle of today , man , if these old steeds could only tell us the stories of their life !!!! , enjoy!! http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=22695&id=100000653809737&l=e21a91dffd
     
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  2. Ratroddude
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    btw , a small portion of these cars (the tri-five stuff) was taken in NC.
     
  3. customcory
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    My grandfather had a farm in Alderson West Virginia. If you went out the back door and straight up the hill way out on one end of his property someone started a good junkyard of mostly Mopar products and some oddball cars from the fifties back. There wasn't even a road to them , they were in there so long. No Desoto grill bars though! A guy in the town of Alderson had a old parts /repair garage , had two crazy custom corvairs in front. He had a crapload of old ford mechanical parts. We cleaned him out of NOS Chevy stuff he had bought from a dealership years before. West Virginia used to really have cars stuck here and there, I havent been back in awhile.:D
     
  4. ... my old ars follows me wherever I go... :rolleyes::D
     
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  5. Ratroddude
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    LMAO ,yea , I noticed that after I hit the post button , so.... that's CARS , not ARS...lol
     
  6. low budget
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    Did you write that? Very nice work!;).............so you are forgiven for missing the C :)
    You get an A+:D
     
  7. guitar man
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    That's awesome. I saw a few parts I could use lol
     
  8. Ratroddude
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    Yea , I wrote that , I got a big passion for the old stuff , the stories it could tell if it only had a voice , the places the cars have seen , the times they lived in , the people who owned them , you know , people are'nt the only tihngs that live a life , the cars we search out had lives , past lives , and we , as the resurecturs of their former glory are the ones who give life back to these rolling machines of a time long gone , but not forgotten, to once again roll proudly down an old street that mabye they once seen with the mom and pop store on the corner now replaced by a Mega-Walmart , or go flying past the now defunct falling-down drive-in right outside of town, where mabye, the car sat a many friday or saturday night with a young couple , that told everyone they were going to the "submarine races" that truly fell asleep because of the boring movie , and was late getting the date home , and the father chased the youngster out of the driveway , while the old iron flew at top speed !!! , it is the thoughts like this that pass thru my mind every time I walk up on a old piece of iron setting on a farm , or in the woods , kinda crazy , huh?
     
  9. Ratroddude
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    bump for the evening crowd
     
  10. hotrod8
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    just makes an old man want to puke !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. 42 chevy
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    Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. LIL.TIMMYUser Name
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    I'm sure it does, Smart ars:D
     
  13. str8axle55
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    Nice pics, sad to see those cars abandoned.
     
  14. model A hooligan
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    ratrod dude, altho i dont knwo about your name, i do how ever agree with the feeling of these things. workin on my 29 coupe or what have you. i always say to it 'what if you could talk' were have you been, what have you done, what have you seen?

    when i work on my old pickup thats been in my family for years i always think, that it seen my granpa when he was younger, it seen my dad as a teenager, my grandpa parked it years ago. now i am bringing them back, why do they deserve to be killed? iv owned a lot of cars despite my age, and plain and simple, some of them have personality as if they know what your doing for them
     

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