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    Here are a couple new finds. Please feel free to identify them.

    Located at Graham Hills Park in Pleasantville, NY (near the bottom of red trail):
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    Located at Wildcat Ridge WMA in Rockaway, NJ (about 100 yards off the orange trail):
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    The 1st one still had the motor, which seems to be a rarity. The 2nd one was a beauty in its day!

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    Not sure if this one is abandoned, or just currently out of service. Its located near a lake beach that's been closed since Hurricane Irene The Abandoned Vehicle Thread-dscn3367.jpg

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    ^ That thing is badass!

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    Awesome thread. Too bad that so many of them have been tagged with graffiti.

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    Lol the graffiti is the least of these cars problems

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    1971 Plymouth GTX 440. This car is mostly intact. All the glass is there and the motor with the triple deuce carbs. Too bad it is left to rot. The Abandoned Vehicle Thread-10647029_708551049252924_7255071848640855311_n.jpg
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    Why don't you take it? Lol

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    Ha, are you on private property? Something like that wouldn't stay intact around a public trail around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts View Post
    1971 Plymouth GTX 440. This car is mostly intact. All the glass is there and the motor with the triple deuce carbs. Too bad it is left to rot. Click image for larger version. 

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    That car is worth pulling out and saving. Plenty of collectors would want that. The carbs alone are worth a bundle.
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    All it needs is some gas and a jump haha

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    From a few weeks ago,

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    Here's something I found awhile ago.




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    Quote Originally Posted by RS VR6 View Post
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    Wait is that left over from filming M*A*S*H

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    Wait is that left over from filming M*A*S*H

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    too cool!

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    Late 60's snow-blower found on today's ride. Of course, no motor though!

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    Here's something I found awhile ago.



    Now that's a horror movie right there. Creeeeeepy!!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by rinseflow View Post
    Here's something I found awhile ago.



    did you check for dead bodys in that van? i wouldnt be surprised if there is a few in there..the pictures reminds me of the movie "into the wild"

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    i wonder how many steel bikes can be built if you melt this one..probably hundreds
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    Quote Originally Posted by bike snob View Post
    i wonder how many steel bikes can be built if you melt this one..probably hundreds
    That looks like some kind of storm/hell chasing machine. Pretty cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bike snob View Post
    did you check for dead bodys in that van? i wouldnt be surprised if there is a few in there..the pictures reminds me of the movie "into the wild"
    Yea, I did look inside. No bodies that I could see. Some torn fabric hanging there and other crap. It's a friggin bizzarre wreck anyways. Surrounded by huge old spruces with a couple of ravens croaking somewhere above. Slight horror movie vibes indeed. Van's come down a really lousy forest "road", more like a trail, and straight into a big rock. That road or trail or whatever it is goes nowhere, it just ends up there with nothing, nowhere to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColeSJ View Post
    That looks like some kind of storm/hell chasing machine. Pretty cool.
    Cool it is.

    Also would make a pretty decent vehicle for the coming zombie apocalypse, Mad Max style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinseflow View Post
    Cool it is.

    Also would make a pretty decent vehicle for the coming zombie apocalypse, Mad Max style.
    Of course. How could I forget the upcoming zombie apocalypse? Got it marked on my calendar and everything.


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    The first one is down by University Falls by Georgetown, California
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    and I found this dump truck exploring the trails beyond University Falls, this was on loop road off of Wentworth Springs Road. Looks to be in pretty good shape on the out side. but the seats on the inside of the truck are only springs. the truck and the land out there belonged to the University of Berkeley
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    Old vehicle

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    you are asking your question in the wrong thread. try "wheels and tires" forum

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    Several wrecks out in Sycamore Canyon (east San Diego county). This one may have been visited by aliens after Xmas.

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    May 2014 (wreck still there, just out of pic -- wanted to show rock graffiti for context):



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    Red Rock Canyon.

    Check the bullet holes...haha...

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    Hobbs state park, Northwest Arkansas

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinseflow View Post
    here's something i found awhile ago.





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    not mine, but near Portland. Whoops!!


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    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread-2014-08-09-14.46.36.jpgThe Abandoned Vehicle Thread-2014-08-09-14.47.36.jpgThe Abandoned Vehicle Thread-2014-08-09-14.48.23.jpg

    Can't believe how far in this is. Burlington Ontario, Canada.

    Edit- I got poison ivy taking these pics! Haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    Several wrecks out in Sycamore Canyon (east San Diego county). This one may have been visited by aliens after Xmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stew325 View Post
    Can't believe how far in this is.
    There was a story in a local vintage car club mag a few years ago about the recovery of a 20's Chev roadster from way up a river, it took several attempts to recover it with 4wds over a couple of summers.
    Then the guy who'd driven it there popped up recounting his epic journey, discarding useless ballast like doors etc along the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumby. View Post
    There was a story in a local vintage car club mag a few years ago about the recovery of a 20's Chev roadster from way up a river, it took several attempts to recover it with 4wds over a couple of summers.
    Then the guy who'd driven it there popped up recounting his epic journey, discarding useless ballast like doors etc along the way
    Haha! that's awesome. Apparently there were 4x4 trails around where this beetle was, but still can't believe it made it this far. I think most of the missing "Ballast" from this one was burgled afterward. can't imagine lugging the engine, and interior from the bug out of the bush!

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    Back in the day, we used to off-road our Bugs right along side our buddies' Jeeps. You'd be surprised where you could go in a Beetle, especially if you didn't care about it very much. I can tell you that they really did float.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighguy29 View Post



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    Did you take that at Versailles? I saw it on FB and thought your or a friend had parked off the road.

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    We followed odd tire tracks on the frozen river.

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    No sign of the unsub. But I now have new respect for the off road capabilities of a Pontiac G6.

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    Exmouth Western Australia.
    Probably a cheapo that a Euro backpacker bought
    that broke down and too expensive to fix
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    T-34 tank wreck on the artillery range (Torun, Poland)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronk View Post
    Did you take that at Versailles? I saw it on FB and thought your or a friend had parked off the road.
    Took that at valley branch.


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    Chapel Hill High Trails, NC. The sun seems to be my enemy in photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saladin View Post
    Chapel Hill High Trails, NC. The sun seems to be my enemy in photos.

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    D'oh! And your picture looks much better too.
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    next to a trail i regularly ride



    and this is one that you would need a crane to retrieve...why would anyone want too



    almost forgot this one


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    Old truck obstacle

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    Searching for signs of spring and we found a beetle

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    there is a heap at my local trails, ill have to get some photos of em next time im out there, but there is some really cool ones and one of the trails has one as an awesome feature, it has been made into a table top jump. the jum gos of the right drivers door and the landing is at the left door, the roof has been reinforsed so if you dont make the jump you wont damage the car
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    titanium is soooo strong

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    there is a heap at my local trails, ill have to get some photos of em next time im out there, but there is some really cool ones and one of the trails has one as an awesome feature, it has been made into a table top jump. the jum gos of the right drivers door and the landing is at the left door, the roof has been reinforsed so if you dont make the jump you wont damage the car
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    I didn't know this thread existed - cool stuff!


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    This winter we found a raft on the river bank so we decided to test it on the river

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    Found on rides a few years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitecoyote View Post
    Your bike is amazing. That is all.


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    Been there!!

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    Love this thread...
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    That's an expensive machine to abandon. It reminds me of my Tonka Toy I had as a kid.

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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    That's an expensive machine to abandon. It reminds me of my Tonka Toy I had as a kid.

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    Ha! The Tonka does look like the truck. The big truck was in a yard area of an abandoned gold mine. There was other heavy equipment that was just left when the mine closed. This big truck was on the edge of the property.
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    I took these pics about 15 years ago in Portola Redwoods State Park. I wonder if it's still there? I should go back and check... if I can remember where I found it.

    This was out in the middle of a forest. Far from any roads.

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    I wonder how this car got so far from the road? Maybe there was an old dirt road that went through the area some time in the past.

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    Maybe this explains it...

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    Nah, I think nearby campers probably tossed their empties in. I doubt the cans would have outlasted the rest of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Ha! The Tonka does look like the truck. The big truck was in a yard area of an abandoned gold mine. There was other heavy equipment that was just left when the mine closed. This big truck was on the edge of the property.
    That Tonka Truck was designed to copy that big dump truck. A very popular toy in the 70's and 80's and is still made today. Although the original ones were tough steel just like the real thing. Today's version is crappy cheap plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    That Tonka Truck was designed to copy that big dump truck. A very popular toy in the 70's and 80's and is still made today. Although the original ones were tough steel just like the real thing. Today's version is crappy cheap plastic.
    I remember having one when I was a kid and it was bomb proof. In the end, it was rust that got it, from being left outside in mud and dirt.

    My kids had one a few years ago and it was as you said.. cheap plastic. It didn't last long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.Ambrose View Post
    I remember having one when I was a kid and it was bomb proof. In the end, it was rust that got it, from being left outside in mud and dirt.

    My kids had one a few years ago and it was as you said.. cheap plastic. It didn't last long.
    I've still got my 8 piece set from the late 60s/early 70s, hauled them around in a number of house moves. Just started handing them down to young nephews. I told the parents if the kids don't want to play with them to sell them on e-bay 'cause you can't buy that quality anymore!

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    First pic at bottom of Car Wreck trail in Aliso&Woods Canyon Park, Socal. Someone told me it's an old Volvo. Since it never rains here anymore it's not badly rusted at all, just half burried from some long ago storms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.Ambrose View Post
    I remember having one when I was a kid and it was bomb proof. In the end, it was rust that got it, from being left outside in mud and dirt.

    My kids had one a few years ago and it was as you said.. cheap plastic. It didn't last long.
    You might get a kick out of and maybe contribute to this thread.

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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.Ambrose View Post

    I wonder how this car got so far from the road? Maybe there was an old dirt road that went through the area some time in the past.

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    That's exactly what inspired this thread! (see first post)

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    In Kansas City, surrounded by suburbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autumnbringer View Post
    Came across this on 6 Mile Run in NJ.
    That is a Fiat 500. The car they call Topolino. Isn't it?

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    I just went through the whole thread and can't believe these weren't posted. These two cars are just off a fireroad at Almaden Quicksilver Park in San Jose, CA. Used to be an old mine and these may have been old miners that lost it on the same turn.


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    These are in Black Run Preserve. There's a Caprice that I haven't taken a pic of yet.

    This struck me as an S-10, parked in an old cranberry bog.

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    '68 Camaro anybody?

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    I've had a dry streak lately... but stumbled on this beauty today.

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    Not a cool vehicle like some of the others, but came across this, which was the second vehicle on this trail we found.The Abandoned Vehicle Thread-dsc_3786.jpg

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    Somewhere between Cloudcroft NM and Austin on I10.
    We stopped for gas and station was boarded up with this in front.
    I proceeded to slipstream a semi for 60 MILES! till the next town with gas light on. Dude was pissed and slammed his brakes just before town. In town we ran in to the guy again and told thanked him for saving our azz and sorry for tailgating but we were on fumes and he saved us. It was over 100 degrees out and I would have had to pedal to the next town while the gf and dogs cooked in the heat. He apologized for slamming breaks. Close call. Always gas up early on i 10 between El Paso and SA.


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    Just outside Las Vegas, NV, no idea what kind of car

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    Test drive/joy ride gone wrong? lol

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    Insured, ditched and reported "stolen"? 😈

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    Looks like it has dealer stickers on the window

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    Been years

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    Had been years since I'd been into this particular trail.
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    Reminds me of the first scene in The Doors movie

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    Beautiful photography BTW

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    From the Methow valley in Washington
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    Anyone who has made a pilgrimage to the Hill of Life on Austin's Barton Creek Greenbelt has found this gem.
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    It is a pity!

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    Found this one on a singletrack 15 minutes away from my home, late fifties is my guess but no crest or model plate left so no idea what make and model it is.
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    Did Jeffrey Dahmer by any chance own one of these?



    I know he had some blue barrels in his apartment.


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    I don't believe this easy one from Moab has made the thread. Kokopelli trail during the Whole Enchilada ride a few weeks ago:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    I don't believe this easy one from Moab has made the thread. Kokopelli trail during the Whole Enchilada ride a few weeks ago:

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    Great photo, hopefully someone will pull that from it's grave and give it new life.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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