If you wander around looking at things enough, especially in rural areas, you will come across a lot of old vehicles. Some running, some not, but all a lot of fun to see. This collection will be ongoing. Add to it if you desire! By "old", I mean before about 2000, but the older the better. Rusty or restored. Take a photo of it and do your best to ID the make & year, at least the decade (Google Image search comes in handy). Many of them can be seen in Street View. Only three rules:
1. Photos MUSTbe your own and not Street View shots or other people's Panoramio shots already at the location. Use your own Panoramio, if you wish. 2. Blurring license plates is highly recommended, unless the car/truck has obviously been abandoned or not registered for many years. 3. Please include a file attachment for its location. A folder of files is a great idea if you're uploading more than one photo.
These are in Klamath Falls, Oregon...
1946-47 Chevy dump truck. This one has been moved out of the junk pile, hopefully for restoration.
1949-51 Chevy van
1958 Chevy pickup; 1941 Buick Eight. Both are now gone, perhaps for restoration or parting-out.
Your old trucks remind me of what a thrill it was to drive them when they were bright-shiny new. I guess I know what that makes me.
Old vehicles are very rare here in Japan. When a new car is 3 years old, and every 2 years after that, it has to undergo a thorough inspection, and everything needs to be fixed. As you can imagine, this is quite expensive, and a lot of people just buy a new car instead of going to the considerable expense of the shaken. It's not hard, however, to find lots of people older than your cars and trucks.
I had read about that a few years ago. Furthermore, many of their used cars are shipped to the US and elsewhere. I would not be able to have a car in Japan! "Everything" needs to be fixed on a 3 year old car?! Good heavens. My Honda is 15 years old and the only things I've ever needed, besides routine maintenance, were items on recalls!
What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. - W.H. Davies, from "Leisure"