The things dreams are made of

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  1. Crashton

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    #1 Crashton, Dec 5, 2014
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    Put on your bibs, you'll be drooling. :drool

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxA5kqDwmzQ#t=11"]60 Automobiles de la Collection Baillon - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I'm not drooling. To me that's mostly sad. Must have been a beautiful collection.
     
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    Both of these are sad yes. But those cars in France are so beautiful even in their current state.

    I've walked through a junk yards & wondered how someone could let a once new car decay.
     
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    There's a LOT of money sitting there rusting. What a waist.

    They could have given the to me instead. :Thumbsup:
     
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    Ask any old coot if you can buy one of their cars laying in the barn or field. The answer you will always get is "not for sale, I'm going to restore that". The cars usually disappear, because they've been scrapped. :frown2:
     
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    I think I may be sick.
     
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    Vehicular hoarders. Sad. Everyone's heard of hoarders who stockpile stuff that then usually just sits and rots but few think to apply the term to guys who stockpile old cars.
     
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    Hoarders of ferris-oxide me calls them.... :)
     
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    Sad, outside a house in the middle of a big yard in Virginia (Williamsburg area), sits a Corvette fastback 66 or 67 vintage from what I can see, the body looks intact from the roadside, apparently it has been sitting in that yard for years per the locals. It is like a monolith but not nose or tail into the ground. It is high on blocks, mounted like a trophy!

    I will have to look for it next visit, see it is has stayed for another year or so.

    I hate to see these old collectables crumbling away, but a bright side, maybe someone with resources will get lucky.

    :)
     
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    Reminds me of that red Ferrari, thats been sitting for ages by the road, on the way to Velvet Ice cream in Utica...:(

    Wonder what the story is on that one?:confused:

    Bet the squirrels have chewed up every rubber hose and all of the wiring looms on that vehicle by now....

    Maybe a hole in the radiator hose would have drained out all the coolant and kept the block from cracking in the winter....
     
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    That Ferrari is a Fiero wearing a Ferrari costume. That's why it's still there sinking into the ground.
     
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    That is one tragic waste, yet the video is beautiful! The production team couldn't have done better. :)
     
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    So true. I have made quite a few cross country trips and I am amazed at the amount of steel sitting out in pastures right along the highways just rusting away. The best I have seen were through New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas. I stumbled across a few private collections when I was stationed in 29 Palms Ca. The climate is great for old steel but those people won’t part with their collections. If you know the right people they might let you walk through them dream.
     
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    So true. I have made quite a few cross country trips and I am amazed at the amount of steel sitting out in pastures right along the highways just rusting away. The best I have seen were through New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas. I stumbled across a few private collections when I was stationed in 29 Palms Ca. The climate is great for old steel but those people won’t part with their collections. If you know the right people they might let you walk through them dream.
     
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    Here's a short blurb on the story behind the first video, found at motorsportretro.com:
     
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    Alas, my daughter in law who is French from the Grenoble area, rubbed it in with the comment, we would not find these sweet rusting classics in a barn in the mid-west, how true!

    Next time I visit I will have her father take me around and show me some of the old stashes he may know are rusting away in the South East of France. Not that I could afford to buy! :(

    :)
     

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