• 06-10-2011
    Empty_Beer
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    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread
    I seem to run across a lot of old, abandoned vehicles in the boonies, off trails that would be impossible to drive on... and I always ask myself, "how did that get here in the first place?"

    Here are a couple pix from the Sierra foothills (I need to dig up a few more). I have no comprehension on how the Nissan got where it is (near Georgetown, CA).

    Whatchoo got?
  • 06-10-2011
    tpm7
    Here's one from back home in near Sarnia, Ontario, Canada:

  • 06-10-2011
    bbbr
    On the Long Trail in Vermont, just south of Killington Ski mtn, August 2005

  • 06-10-2011
    Aaron D
    maybe flooding?

    I was on a high country ride one day and saw a vw bus down the side of the hill off the trail...

    how is this possible? hippies are way to lazy to drive that far.
  • 06-11-2011
    kwrides
    Lol. Great thread. I've thought it before too...and not just about cars..."who the hell brought an old clothes dryer way off into the woods and why?"
  • 06-11-2011
    bRyAZSig228


    in California.
  • 06-12-2011
    Empty_Beer
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    Ha. Saw another one today.
  • 06-13-2011
    DeeEight
    Well remember, much of the trails we ride on today might not always have been just singletrack or double track. Many are along old farm roads, logging roads, fire service roads, etc. Plus the reason for washing machines is to avoid dump service fees at the local landfills. Many towns put limits on curbside trash collection, and if you try and take a washing machine to the landfill yourself they charge you a price to do it, so that's why you end up with stuff dumped in the woods.
  • 06-14-2011
    ProjectDan35
    I believe these are both Pontiac's. One is for sure.






  • 06-14-2011
    moegocanes
    here's a car I found on a trail in Northern California. In the Shasta County area. Seems to me anyways to be a 30-40's chevy and it had a shovel on the front. atleast it looks like one to me in the picture.
  • 06-14-2011
    JeffSkisMontana
    Cool Thread...
    ...great idea.....will search my pictures for a few to post up.....I agree with one of the posters that alot of the single tracks we ride today were formally farm , logging, hunting camp roads......now grown in into trails...so some cars get stuck out there....some are stolen cars for sure.....when i was a kid a friend in the neighborhood took his older brothers car and hid it in the woods for us to drive....a Morris Minor....we had fun for about 6 months and then it broke down....well we next used it for target practice....you get the idea.....not much of it left after 30 years.....
  • 06-14-2011
    sasquatch rides a SS
    There used to be an old 57 chevy bel air rusted out right off my property next to my backyard trails...wish I had a picture before they removed it. It was so cool
  • 06-14-2011
    anomaly
    There is a car off Rt 50 in the woods just inside the Beltway in Northern VA. It is an incredibly weird spot for a car to be, I'll take pictures next time I am back east.
  • 06-15-2011
    lumber825
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    Fairland in P.G. County MD. It is a better man than I that got this where it was.
  • 06-15-2011
    ProjectDan35
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    what area is that first one from? is it near the ocean or something?
    At first I thought it had been burned the way the rust covers everything but then I noticed the tires are still on it ? :confused:

    Not close enough to the ocean for it to have any effect on it. It's in Big River Management, Rhode Island.
  • 06-15-2011
    El_Duderino
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    Here is one on one of my local trails. Its been there a really long time and its just the past couple years that someone started painting it.
  • 06-19-2011
    wicksey
    great thread, keep em coming!
  • 06-20-2011
    MTBXjunkie
    Have seen MANY abandon cars along my local trails but here where im stationed in AL buddy of mine & myself find all kinds of old Military stuff back in the woods hiking/biking. mostly abandon training sites with random stuff left behind, but the coolest thing to date was an abandon chopper fuselage. ill dig up the photos and post them up later.
  • 06-22-2011
    tim_w_sage
    Awesome pics
  • 06-22-2011
    Mtn-Rider
    One of those cars may have been driven by these dudes.

    <iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GMxXHY1f8Xk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 06-23-2011
    Bikin' Bric
    Here is my buddy "driving" an old wreck at the hydrocut near Waterloo Ontario Canada

  • 06-23-2011
    yspelipe
    Interesting.
  • 06-23-2011
    rdickens48
    Great thread. Here are a couple of abandoned cars from my local trails.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31944482@N05/5557480312/" title="Lost3 by RD300S, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5029/5557480312_27e0ba0019.jpg" width="500" height="332" alt="Lost3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31944482@N05/5683359804/" title="DSC_3235.jpg by RD300S, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5026/5683359804_2686bb5370.jpg" width="332" height="500" alt="DSC_3235.jpg"></a>
  • 06-23-2011
    icon149
    Great thread, there is an old corvair in Chapel Hill high school trails in NC, i haven't ridden there in years, i'll have to go back to take a picture of it. same thing, i've always wondered how on earth an old corvair could have made it back into the woods so far.
  • 06-23-2011
    BeakJones
    everytime you see a really old car like this dumped in the trees... ask yourself how old the trees actually are. The car was probably there before the trees.... takes a lot of mystery out of some of the dump locations.
  • 06-23-2011
    beeglemania
    There used to be about a dozen abandoned cars between Santos and the land bridge before the bridge was there. I have no idea how but most have been removed. There are only a couple left now.
  • 06-23-2011
    icon149
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BeakJones View Post
    everytime you see a really old car like this dumped in the trees... ask yourself how old the trees actually are. The car was probably there before the trees.... takes a lot of mystery out of some of the dump locations.

    yeah but it also takes a lot of the fun out of it. i prefer imagining a crazy scenario involving a shoot out.
  • 06-23-2011
    tpc1
    I have seen some while snowmobiling in some way out areas, And wondered the same. We do some riding in Quebec where there are no roads in at all and have seen cars left out there. Like someone posted above the flying car.
  • 06-23-2011
    Roland
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    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.
  • 06-26-2011
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Found one....in my pics from...
    ...last year....this is off one of the trails at Millstone Vermont.....my guess is there are many more vehicles at the bottom of some of the quarrys....although underwater.....
  • 06-26-2011
    Glynn Sluder
    I think some of the older ones were just a handy dump spot, newer ones around here are often insurance "jobs".


    Am I up to five yet?
  • 06-26-2011
    DeeEight
    The mustang in the mine... does that area ever experience severe flooding?

    Anyone who watched the news reports of the japanese tsunami last spring will recall all the boats and cars and everything carried WELL past where they started from.
  • 06-27-2011
    Captain_America1976
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lumber825 View Post
    Fairland in P.G. County MD. It is a better man than I that got this where it was.

    There are a few other cars at Fairland, that really make you wonder how they got there.
  • 06-27-2011
    Roland
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    Nah, no flooding like that around here. Just severe drinking I think. Probably came down a vent shaft like this one. Also another car further down but no telling what kind. Oh and there actually was a bike down there too!
  • 06-27-2011
    giantbikeboy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bbbr View Post
    On the Long Trail in Vermont, just south of Killington Ski mtn, August 2005


    give you fifty for the wheels.
  • 06-27-2011
    Aaron D
    oh oh oh I got a new one !
  • 06-27-2011
    Aaron D
    uhg never mind my phone is being b!tchey...
  • 06-29-2011
    mangoman
  • 07-01-2011
    Empty_Beer
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    Top of Flagstaff Mt., above Folsom Lake.... with the snow capped Sierra in the way background Sactojesse reminds us that its a Fiat X1/9.
    This one was simply driven or dumped at the top of this mountain... just like a whole bunch of other garbage. But, it points you towards the best outlaw trail in the area :)
  • 07-01-2011
    mangoman
    Them thar holes look like they came from bullets!
  • 07-01-2011
    Hairllama
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    Found a few old vehicles left by themselves while exploring dry canal beds.
  • 07-01-2011
    wahoofish
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    Three cars in San Diego. The first two from Sycamore Canyon area were exposed because of fires. They are probably all overgrown again. The third foto is from Mission Trails park.
  • 07-01-2011
    autumnbringer
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    Came across this on 6 Mile Run in NJ.
  • 07-01-2011
    disfocus
    A women I know did a whole body of work (photography) based around cars abandoned in Leanyer Swamp (Darwin)--a place I used to ride until I got sick of all the dog packs roaming around.
    Link here for anyone interested.
  • 07-01-2011
    Brewtality
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Top of Flagstaff Mt., above Folsom Lake.... with the snow capped Sierra in the way background Sactojesse reminds us that its a Fiat X1/9.

    Its about time you posted that one up Mr Beer;)
    I am searching for a pic of the same car but with an amusing twist:D

    I found a nice group of cars down in Bakersfield this week. I will take a camera out next time and get a few shots.
  • 07-03-2011
    Brewtality
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Top of Flagstaff Mt., above Folsom Lake.... with the snow capped Sierra in the way background Sactojesse reminds us that its a Fiat X1/9.
    This one was simply driven or dumped at the top of this mountain... just like a whole bunch of other garbage. But, it points you towards the best outlaw trail in the area :)


    From another angle -


    The amusing part is the DRIVER behind the wheel:D
  • 07-03-2011
    007
    Here's one that may look familiar . . . its sorta been "abandoned."
  • 07-03-2011
    non2os13
    this is an awesome thread.
  • 07-03-2011
    sasquatch rides a SS
    I love how when someone sees an abandoned rusty vehicle their first thought is "let's shoot the sh*t outta it! Yeah!" :lol: Every abandoned vehicle I've seen in person and most on here have many bullet holes in them. I actually used to shoot bb guns at one when I was a kid :)
  • 07-07-2011
    Brewtality
    Bakersfield finds -

    There are three cars in this one -


    Close up on the two on the right -