old car city usa

old car city usa

Old Car City Usa

If you’re near White, Georgia (about 1.5 hours from Atlanta), don’t miss a chance to go through Old Car City for yourself. We recommend showing up with good walking shoes, a big memory card in your camera and a lot of bug spray. Old Car City is open Tuesday through Saturday, and costs $25 for admission. Don’t forget to check out Dean’s art gallery in the upstairs section of the museum.
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Old Car City Usa

Old Car City I’ve been to Old Car City a number of times. Over time, visiting photo clubs and workshops have given the owner an exaggerated sense of its value. What used to be a couple of bucks is now $25. I wouldn’t mind the price if he spiffed up the place or at least ran through the place with a couple of 55 gallon drums of Roundup and a power sprayer to knock down the kudzu and poison ivy. The cars are packed closely together and covered with kudzu, making it difficult to get clean shots. That’s not to say that I haven’t gotten some good shots while I was there, but I’ve been to other junk yards with a much better presentation and much cheaper.
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Old Car City Usa

Lewis is the owner, and one could say, the curator, of Old Car City USA, in White, Ga. — quite possibly the most stunning junkyard you’ll ever see.
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Old Car City Usa

Old Car City, USA A very unique stop. Give yourself plenty of time and check their hours in advance. The styrofoam cup – “doodool room” is worth tour time. Ten dollars admission unless you have a camera, then it’s $15. (Not sure how he deals with phones). No debit cards, so bring cash and then plan to go across the street to Wesman’s restaurant for lunch.
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Old Car City Usa

Maybe that’s the real lesson that car lovers should take away from Dean’s place. You are lucky to have your project car, and it’s lucky to have you. Treat it well, don’t let it waste away in your garage waiting for someday. Get it running, get it out there. Do it for the lost cars of Old Car City.
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Old Car City Usa

Like all good art, Old Car City is not without controversy. Collectors hoping to score a bargain leave the place grumbling and dissatisfied. “Everything is for sale,” Dean told us, “But only at a price that makes it worth it for me. If I sell this, it’s gone. I don’t have it anymore. I can’t replace it.” The Internet seems split between people who think Dean owes something to the hobby to get these cars in the hands of people who will restore them, and those who think it’s cool just to be able to see a photogenic spot with so many incredible automobiles in one place. Patina hounds and Ruin Porn aficionados will have no complaints about the set-up.
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Old Car City Usa

I’ve been to Old Car City a number of times. Over time, visiting photo clubs and workshops have given the owner an exaggerated sense of its value. What used to be a couple of bucks is now $25. I wouldn’t mind the price if he spiffed up the place or at least ran through the place with a couple of 55 gallon drums of Roundup and a power sprayer to knock down the kudzu and poison ivy. The cars are packed closely together and covered with kudzu, making it difficult to get clean shots. That’s not to say that I haven’t gotten some good shots while I was there, but I’ve been to other junk yards with a much better presentation and much cheaper.
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Most of the time, the patina and decay just highlighted the beauty of the car’s original design. Moss creeping over a taillight or ferns wrapping around a door handle draw the eye to styling elements in a way you might ignore if you were looking at a restored car. Every once in a while we did succumb to the sense of loss that seeing these cars rot away can inspire in the “Save the Whales” side of your brain. The sight of a 1970 Dodge Challenger, its egg-crate grille twisted around a small sapling, its wood-grained door panels crumbling into dust made us miss our own cars, and want to rush home and rebuild a 440 to get ours back on the road before it joins its sister in returning to the earth.
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“No electricity, no paved roads,” Lewis said. “Gas was 19 cents a gallon. Apples one cent each. Later they bought an old junk car or two, sold parts. Made another dollar in Depression time. Several years later I was born. Born in a junkyard!”
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David VChicago, Illinois437Reviewed April 15, 2017 Great if you like rusty old carsIt cost $25 today. If you love old cars, antiques and junk, the 6 miles of trails may be worth the prices. If you don't, skip it unless you like walking in the woods.Thank David V
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 Great if you like rusty old carsIt cost $25 today. If you love old cars, antiques and junk, the 6 miles of trails may be worth the prices. If you don't, skip it unless you like walking in the woods.Thank David V
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It cost $25 today. If you love old cars, antiques and junk, the 6 miles of trails may be worth the prices. If you don't, skip it unless you like walking in the woods.

Published on Mar 18, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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