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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?
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    Here's one from back home in near Sarnia, Ontario, Canada:

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    On the Long Trail in Vermont, just south of Killington Ski mtn, August 2005

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    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.

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    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?"

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    Good job! great idea for a thread!

    something about old cars in the woods. beyond rat rod but still interesting

    I have no idea what the story is behind this one. It's on one of the snowmobile routes in my area

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    Too many years ago my then teenage pals and I found this 67 bug in rolling condition and dragged it to the top of the power line hill it rests on. It made two runs as coaster car before tearing a tie rod end off

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    Ha. Saw another one today.
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    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.
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    I believe these are both Pontiac's. One is for sure.







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    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.

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    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.....
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    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

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    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.

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    Fairland in P.G. County MD. It is a better man than I that got this where it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProjectDan35 View Post
    I believe these are both Pontiac's. One is for sure.



    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 ?
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    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 ?
    Not close enough to the ocean for it to have any effect on it. It's in Big River Management, Rhode Island.

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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.
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    great thread, keep em coming!

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    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.

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    Awesome pics

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    One of those cars may have been driven by these dudes.


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    Here is my buddy "driving" an old wreck at the hydrocut near Waterloo Ontario Canada

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    Interesting.

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    Great thread. Here are a couple of abandoned cars from my local trails.

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