• 06-03-2013
    Bill in Houston
    cyclelicious, i bet someone is saving that to build something really good. ;)
  • 06-04-2013
    NEPMTBA
    1 Attachment(s)
    Orange enough?
    another butte... ...snow plowing anyone?
  • 06-06-2013
    Empty_Beer
    3 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    another butte... ...snow plowing anyone?

    It doesn't quite look abandoned on a trail... :skep: :)

    Some more I've come across of late:

    Folsom, CA (maybe Orangevale)... no idea how this vehicle could have EVER gotten where it is..

    Attachment 806107

    El Dorado NF near Sly Park... an old VW Bug?

    Attachment 806108Attachment 806109
  • 07-09-2013
    Mtn-Rider
    It's a real mystery why so many abandoned vehicles are upside down.
    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/20130704_152306.jpg">
  • 07-09-2013
    nemebean
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    It's a real mystery why so many abandoned vehicles are upside down.
    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/20130704_152306.jpg">

    "Way to go dude, you flipped the car."
    "Just leave it. We'll tell dad somebody stole it."

    :cool:
  • 07-09-2013
    WillT19
    1 Attachment(s)
    I still have 2 more to take pics of...
    I have no idea what this is... it's frigged up real good
  • 07-10-2013
    rdickens48
    Some more abandoned vehicles on my local trails.

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/33027893"><img src="http://pcdn.500px.net/33027893/f1a79bd1405999b4d8da3fe2378e005dc2be6769/4.jpg" alt="Color of Night by RDickens (rdickens)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/33027893">Color of Night</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/rdickens">Randy Dickens</a></font>
  • 07-10-2013
    huffster
    2 Attachment(s)
  • 07-12-2013
    gnewcomer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    Sterling Forest NY

    WOW, that station wagon looks like it was gonna be used in an old figure 8 race or a demolition derby...

    gnewcomer aka OldMtnGoat
  • 07-12-2013
    huffster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gnewcomer View Post
    WOW, that station wagon looks like it was gonna be used in an old figure 8 race or a demolition derby...

    gnewcomer aka OldMtnGoat

    When I got up close and saw the paint job, I kind of figured it was probably used that way and then a little joy ride into the woods to its final resting place.
  • 07-13-2013
    Mtn-Rider
    Another vehicle also on its roof.
    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/20130703_100701.jpg">
  • 07-15-2013
    Poikaa
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    It's a real mystery why so many abandoned vehicles are upside down.
    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/20130704_152306.jpg">

    Far easier to remove suspension and driveline parts when the vehicle is upside down.... I would not take a chance to jack it up out in the wild, no level ground!

    poikaa
  • 07-24-2013
    CWnSWCO
    1 Attachment(s)
    Old Dump Truck
    Here's the trail in Austin known as "Dump Truck"

    Attachment 818715

    I don't know the story behind this and how it got here, but I wish I did.
  • 07-28-2013
    deke505
    6 Attachment(s)
    I remeber playing in this one when I was younger, the car was in one piece then.

    Attachment 830309

    Attachment 819852

    Attachment 830314






    Now it just seams the forest is swallowing up the vehicle.
  • 07-30-2013
    SteveF
    1 Attachment(s)
    Dead T-bird

    Attachment 820686
  • 07-30-2013
    huffster
    ^ That is a shame. Where is that located?
  • 07-30-2013
    Bigfoot
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 07-31-2013
    SteveF
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    ^ That is a shame. Where is that located?

    It's on private property so I shouldn't say exactly, but it's in central lower Michigan...it's in rougher condition than it looks in the pic! But I agree that if I were the owner I'd do something with it, part it out, or something.
  • 08-05-2013
    huffster
    2 Attachment(s)
    A couple of abandoned "vehicles" from my ride today between Ringwood Manor State Park (NJ) and Sterling Forest (NY), respectively.

    Attachment 822530

    Attachment 822531
  • 08-20-2013
    Mtn-Rider
    This one got carried down a wash by a flash flood.
    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/20130517_182033.jpg">
  • 09-07-2013
    JeffSkisMontana
    2 Attachment(s)
    "Found" these two......
    ......in Stow Town Forest...
  • 09-16-2013
    Mtn-Rider
    Bulletholed Camaro.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gillcouto/9778029202/"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3820/9778029202_339bbd55e3_o.jpg" width="800" height="534" alt="cs995tl0028"></a>
  • 09-17-2013
    Ridnparadise
    1 Attachment(s)
    This one rests with his mates

    Attachment 832931
  • 09-17-2013
    Brockwan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    This one rests with his mates

    Attachment 832931

    had you eaten any types of fungus when you took this?
  • 09-18-2013
    Ridnparadise
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Brockwan View Post
    had you eaten any types of fungus when you took this?

    I believe I have plausible deniability
  • 10-09-2013
    JeffSkisMontana
    1 Attachment(s)
    Saw this while riding on the Colchester VT causeway.....it is a set of train wheels.....
  • 10-10-2013
    Brockwan
    Saw this little Beaut.
    The path looks wider than it is, was only couple feet wide was just the photo aspect.



    then decided to get in it

  • 10-14-2013
    Whip
  • 10-14-2013
    Joel.
    Poor little Fiat :(
  • 10-17-2013
    huffster
    1 Attachment(s)
    Hmmm?

    Located in Granite Knolls, Shrub Oak, NY...if that helps.

    Attachment 839803
  • 10-17-2013
    huntermos
    2 Attachment(s)
    Lonely down there...
  • 10-17-2013
    Bill in Houston
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    Hmmm?

    Located in Granite Knolls, Shrub Oak, NY...if that helps.

    looks like some kind of winch, prolly for a crane.
  • 11-10-2013
    JeffSkisMontana
    2 Attachment(s)
    Came upon this abandoned vehicle today in Boxborough Ma, Patch Hill tract.....
  • 11-10-2013
    huffster
    1 Attachment(s)
    I thought this one had been posted before, but I don't see it.

    Graham Hills, Pleasantville, NY. I understand it used to be much further down hill and a "rescue" effort was undertaken to drag it uphill and prop it up.

    Attachment 845845
  • 11-10-2013
    screamingbunny
    2 Attachment(s)
    Pittsfield MA
    here's a couple from the Berkshire hillsAttachment 845851Attachment 845852
  • 11-10-2013
    trekninja
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Brockwan View Post
    Saw this little Beaut.
    The path looks wider than it is, was only couple feet wide was just the photo aspect.



    then decided to get in it


    6 mile run?
  • 11-10-2013
    gnewcomer
    1 Attachment(s)
    'The Abandoned Vehicle Thread'
    Pic from Big Cedar Wilderness Trails

    Attachment 845955


    gdnewcomer aka OldMtnGoat
  • 11-10-2013
    Empty_Beer
    Cameron Park, CA

  • 11-11-2013
    Brockwan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Cameron Park, CA


    Nice, the standard should definitely be to get in the vehicle. I refer to my post on page 18 also.
  • 11-11-2013
    Trail Ninja
    2 Attachment(s)
    A couple of "ran good when parked" from yesterday.
    Attachment 846057
    Attachment 846058
  • 11-16-2013
    gnewcomer
    1 Attachment(s)
    This should pass as an abandoned vehicle.

    Attachment 847381

    gnewcomer aka OldMtnGoat
  • 11-17-2013
    BigGDog
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8149236573/" title="Riding To COP by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8047/8149236573_1b899b9f35_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Riding To COP"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8149267306/" title="Riding To COP by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8149267306_64bf5f581d_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Riding To COP"></a>

    Hmmm guess you beat me to the punch. Those two are about 3mins from my house.
  • 11-17-2013
    Mtn-Rider
    Awesome thread!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gillcouto/10908361745/" title="20130517_181909 by gillcouto, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/10908361745_a369e6e94a_o.jpg" width="800" height="482" alt="20130517_181909"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gillcouto/10908391626/" title="20130517_182002 by gillcouto, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/10908391626_fbf5b50eba_o.jpg" width="800" height="482" alt="20130517_182002"></a>
  • 12-01-2013
    JeffSkisMontana
    2 Attachment(s)
    Rode past this one ......
    .....probably 5 or 6 times since June........out hiking the trail and doing some light trail clean up and saw this just 15 feet off the trail at Marble Hill in Stow. What a difference a few months some wind and rain and what happens to all the leaves makes on visibility. Ford Falcon.....engine was gone.
  • 12-12-2013
    Shmoo
    2 Attachment(s)
    Vroom
  • 12-12-2013
    phattruth
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Shmoo View Post
    Vroom

    The first one looks like a 1950's Rambler American. Pretty Cool.
  • 12-13-2013
    Shmoo
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by phattruth View Post
    The first one looks like a 1950's Rambler American. Pretty Cool.

    I don't know anything about those cars, but looks like a straight six. Spark plugs and all.
  • 12-13-2013
    Kronk
    The one upside down look like an early 60s Plymouth Valiant.
  • 12-13-2013
    Gordon Shumway
    1 Attachment(s)
    Oops! Dude went the wrong way. The trail I was riding on was an old truck trail but is so eroded and over grown that whoever was driving this jeep is a major dumbass. (Sent from my phone and can't flip the pic)

    Attachment 854541
  • 12-14-2013
    JeffSkisMontana
    3 Attachment(s)
    Saw this old car in Stow at Spindle Hill.....
  • 12-15-2013
    Bill in Houston
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Shmoo View Post
    I don't know anything about those cars, but looks like a straight six. Spark plugs and all.

    ya, ya, you are right. good eye. that thing at the bottom center is the distributor. the metal plate on the side of the block covers the cam and the pushrods. the distributor is on the same shaft as the oil pump, and that somewhat vertical shaft is turned by a gear on the horizontal cam shaft. all those thingys on top are rocker arms. they open the valves.
  • 12-27-2013
    huffster
    1 Attachment(s)
    Something a little newer than the usual abandoned vehicle. Found at Stephen's State Park in Allamuchy Township, NJ

    Attachment 857929
  • 01-13-2014
    Empty_Beer
    Sometimes the cement truck gets stuck... permanently. This is near Folsom Lake, and not in an area that is easy for a cement truck to get in or out of.

  • 01-14-2014
    Bill in Houston
    THAT is NUTS.
  • 01-14-2014
    Empty_Beer
    Got a new one today... this guy had to have been placed here due to raging waters. No other explanation. Spotted off the American River near Auburn. No roads nearby. Ford? Chevy?

  • 01-14-2014
    phattruth
    It looks like a 56 Chevy, but it's hard to tell for sure without seeing a picture from a different angle.
  • 01-15-2014
    Robg68
    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread
    Looks like that car drove into a shooting range.


    Bikes I currently have. 2014 Trek Fuel EX 8 29er. 2013 Trek Mamba 29er.
  • 01-16-2014
    Neurotic OCD
    1 Attachment(s)
    I found this just off the Olympic Discovery Trail about 8 miles from Port Angeles, WA.

    Attachment 862876

  • 01-16-2014
    phattruth
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Neurotic OCD View Post
    I found this just off the Olympic Discovery Trail about 8 miles from Port Angeles, WA.

    Attachment 862876


    Thats a 1964-1966 Chevy/GMC truck cab. It looks like it's seen better days!
  • 01-17-2014
    Ridnparadise
    1 Attachment(s)
    Abandoned, but not for long;)

    Attachment 862941
  • 01-17-2014
    evenslower
    1 Attachment(s)
    Hamilton Creek in Nashville.

    Attachment 862968
  • 01-18-2014
    Bill in Houston
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Got a new one today... this guy had to have been placed here due to raging waters. No other explanation. Spotted off the American River near Auburn. No roads nearby. Ford? Chevy?

    looks like some of those shots almost hit your bike. glad they didn't!



    ;)
  • 01-18-2014
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    Abandoned = YES!...
    ...Vehicle = Porcelain Bus!...LOL
    ;)

    Didn't your mom ever teach you about what you could catch from touching public toilets.:yikes:
  • 01-18-2014
    Fuglio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Got a new one today... this guy had to have been placed here due to raging waters. No other explanation. Spotted off the American River near Auburn. No roads nearby. Ford? Chevy?


    Was it (F)ound (O)n (R)oad (D)ead??
  • 01-18-2014
    wadester


    The running light housing isn't right for a '56 chevy (the one that looked like a ford). I'm thinking 56 Ford:


  • 01-18-2014
    agu
    1 Attachment(s)
    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread
    Attachment 863311 jones on jeep
  • 01-19-2014
    hanshananigan
    1 Attachment(s)
    Re: The Abandoned Vehicle Thread
    Does this strange fruit count?
    Attachment 863411

    As seen in Poor Farm Park, Ashland, VA.
  • 03-26-2014
    danec99
    Somewhere in the Jackson Demo Forest
  • 03-26-2014
    rigid9
    I'm so happy this thread exists. Some of these rides are so cool! Makes me wonder which cars were left there with the driver inside...
  • 05-14-2014
    huffster
    2 Attachment(s)
    Here's a couple from some recent rides in new places
    Found on Onteora Lake trails, near Kingston, NY:
    Attachment 893418

    Found on Schaeffer farm, Germantown, MD:
    Attachment 893419
  • 05-16-2014
    crank1979
    It would have been great to see this one integrated with the trail design.

  • 05-17-2014
    Bruce in SoCal
    1 Attachment(s)
    I saw this while riding on a bike path along the beach. I watched the owner collecting debris from the beach. It dragged its anchor in a storm and he could not get the engine started in time to save her. Very sad.

    Attachment 893968
  • 05-18-2014
    JeffSkisMontana
    2 Attachment(s)
    Saw these two today...Stow Town Forest...
    Just off the STF trails on an entrance from a landowner.....first one looks like Walther Whites Pontac Aztek from Breaking Bad ....the second one is a Corvair.....
  • 05-22-2014
    minispdrcr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Heres an old Buick near Ringwood NJ and for kicks (NBR) an old Mustang from deeeep inside the earth in Monroe NY. The mustang must've been driven into a vent hole in an old mine to get to where it was.


    Crap I need that grill from the Buick.
  • 05-22-2014
    Dirt n Dust
    No abandoned vehicles on my trail...just abandoned tires and mattresses...
  • 05-25-2014
    crank1979
    A very abandoned bike...



    And car...

  • 05-26-2014
    Mtn-Rider
    Looks like it got pushed off the trail and set afire.
    <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gillcouto/14277298524/in/photostream/player/" width="800" height="600" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 05-27-2014
    DanHS
    Wow, this is my favorite thing, finding old wrecked vehicles. I have tons of pictures of old wrecked cars and farm equipment, I'll post a couple favorites.


    This is in one of my favorite places in upstate NY, someone might recognize it? If the Nature Conservancy ever removes this truck I will be really upset!


    Have to apologize for the poor quality of this one, took it a few years ago with a crummy phone. I had stumbled upon a whole graveyard of wrecks behind an old farm a few miles from my house, several years ago when I rode along a powerline that had been bulldozed clear for maintenance trucks to access. This 50's Chevy panel van was one of the more intact ones, along with the similar vintage Chevy dump truck next to it. I'll have to go back again in the fall with a real camera.
  • 05-30-2014
    Berkley
    The infamous 46 Ford at Stewart State Forest in New Windsor, NY. Bike is my Santa Cruz Blur LT.

  • 06-02-2014
    huffster
    1 Attachment(s)
    This one is in Stewart too

    Attachment 898272
  • 06-03-2014
    BlueFinn510
    1 Attachment(s)
    just found this thread! glad I came prepared. tons of these where I ride, here's one...
    Attachment 898375
  • 06-03-2014
    Tystevens
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Oops! Dude went the wrong way. The trail I was riding on was an old truck trail but is so eroded and over grown that whoever was driving this jeep is a major dumbass. (Sent from my phone and can't flip the pic)

    Attachment 854541

    Wow, is this Jeep abandoned? If so, looks to be the newest vehicle in this thread. Interesting ...
  • 06-05-2014
    GTIFreak
    There's a couple on my local trail system, Water Dog Lake Park.

    This is a truck buried in the trail, with incorporated bridge:
    IMG_5985 by GTIFreak, on Flickr

    This is an old english car, not sure what kind. I only know it's english because the headlights say Lucas Electric. :lol:
    IMG_5987 by GTIFreak, on Flickr

    IMG_5986 by GTIFreak, on Flickr
  • 06-05-2014
    phattruth
    [QUOTE=GTIFreak;11247086]There's a couple on my local trail system, Water Dog Lake Park.

    This is a truck buried in the trail, with incorporated bridge:
    IMG_5985 by GTIFreak, on Flickr

    This is a 1964-1966 Chevy or GMC Carryall. I used to have one. Great truck.
  • 06-05-2014
    GTIFreak
    Thanks, I was wondering what it was!
  • 06-27-2014
    Robg68
    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread


    This old International Scout has been here for over 30 years.


    My current bike--2014 Trek Fuel EX 8 29er.
  • 07-14-2014
    Dirt n Dust
    Re: The Abandoned Vehicle Thread
    Found this relic at the local MTB park. She's just waiting to be a trail feature.
  • 07-14-2014
    jkirkpatri
    From a couple of years ago:

  • 07-14-2014
    DanHS
    3 Attachment(s)
    Found these wrecks around old farm fields on LI a few weeks ago riding with my dad:
    Attachment 908225

    Attachment 908226

    And this one was from this Sunday, it's a 90's Cavalier exactly like my sister's ugly green one, except in much worse shape, and upside down, and with a big chunk kinda ripped off because I was dragging it around with my Jeep a few years ago.
    Attachment 908229
  • 07-15-2014
    JeffSkisMontana
    2 Attachment(s)
    Tahoe City....
    .......found these 2 off the Tahoe Rim Trail...not far from the trail junction in Tahoe City....
  • 07-19-2014
    Plains_Pedaler
    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread


    Old old truck buried way in ground on the trails I ride in Kansas. Engine block still in it. Some wanna be hoodlums decided to make it their canvas recently.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • 07-26-2014
    singletrackmack
    2 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 911231

    Attachment 911229

    Random car and car/truck frame in North Lake Tahoe:
  • 07-27-2014
    Raleighguy29
    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread
    found this out in valley branch in Indiana. Old willy wagon
  • 07-28-2014
    screamingbunny
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 07-28-2014
    Gordon Shumway
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Raleighguy29 View Post
    found this out in valley branch in Indiana. Old willy wagon

    What's up with all those pipes? Weird
  • 07-30-2014
    huntermos
    1 Attachment(s)
    On top of the San Andreas fault, literally.
    Attachment 912164
  • 07-31-2014
    phattruth
    The bottom picture looks like a Late 50's American Rambler.

    Random car and car/truck frame in North Lake Tahoe:[/QUOTE]
  • 07-31-2014
    Dirt n Dust
    Re: The Abandoned Vehicle Thread
  • 08-02-2014
    lewisfoto
    1 Attachment(s)
    Grand Prix Fire
    Don't know why but I love this thread. Here is a remnat of the Gran Prix Fire that ripped through the hillsides of the San Gabriel Mountains, southern California in 2003. And the Ritcehy P-21.
  • 08-02-2014
    jeffw-13
    1 Attachment(s)
    Saw this on the "Look at my bike leaning against stuff" Facebook page.

    Attachment 912749