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Incredible photos of early Fords V-8's sitting on an estate in France

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by T-Head, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. T-Head
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    We thought you would enjoy these photos that are part of a series “Paradise Parking” by Peter Lippmann, it is a series by the gifted American-born photographer based in Paris. The photos were taken on an estate of a reclusive family were some of the cars have been resting for close to 100 years. You can see more of the series and info on his upcoming show and book on theoldmotor.com

    When these cars were parked they were just old used cars that time and nature have caught up with. Try to look at then not as ruined cars and view them as they are, an example of time, nature and exposure.

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    Can anyone ID this one??

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  2. jzl
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    in second picture is france made matford, 1937-39 model i think.
     
  3. Garage Dog
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    Wow Tee Head, these and the other photos are so neat. THNKS
     
  4. Weasel
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    Zut alors - quelle honte....;)
     

  5. VoodooTwin
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    Shame. Those cars need to be rescued.
     
  6. Atwater Mike
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    Yeah...and that hermit across the wash. He needs to be visited. (whether he likes it or not)
     
  7. Garage Dog
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    I think they are to far gone to save....had to come back here and look at them again as there is something special about them. You should see the rest of them must be super damp where they are.
     
  8. Fred Smith
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    Wow mother nature always triumphs.....the other ones are incredible also. I like this one and wonder if you know what it is??

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  9. henry29
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    That's a Citroen
     
  10. Pete Fox
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    Hi Fred,
    That is a Citroen 11 traction avant BL. I know it because I have a 11B.
    Peter
     
  11. last one even looks a tad bit "photo enhanced",like some guys use here on old car pics to patina them up a bit more....
     
  12. 2Hep
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    They were probably ditched there during the war to keep them away from the occupation of the neighboring country. Pretty cool pictures
     

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