Abandoned And Rusty Cars
Cars are an enormous part of our lives. Most people work so hard to own their car, love it and polish it. It can become almost part of the family. I remember with such pleasure cars from my childhood. A Vauxhall Cresta and a Humber Sceptre. They are two I remember with such nostalgia. If I am at a show that has beautiful restored old cars and I am lucky enough to find one of these two I can't resist looking inside. Family holidays, days out at the seaside all come flooding back. My sister and I in the back with our little poodle. Happy days! If I found out one of our cars had been lovingly restored and was still driving around after all these years I would be so pleased. I was recently contacted by a man who was trying to locate a car he had owned in the late 1960s and found a photo of it on the site. He still hasn't found the car but between us we have managed to find out more of it's history. I photograph interesting cars all the time. Everyone of them has a past. This beautiful 1967 Volvo Amazon has been perfectly restored. How thrilled the original owner would be to know of its condition.
However this is not how most cars end their days. I feel such a twinge of sadness when I see a once beautiful car abandoned and rusty. This lovely gold 1975 Mercedes 350 SE must have been a wonderful sight when brand new. It would definitely have been someones pride and joy.
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