Emotionally speaking: What goes on in the minds of people who leave their cars in gardens, sheds and sheds to rust away? We don't understand, it has been someone's pride and joy and a part of someone's life too. But the photos make it clear that they are now unloved, unwanted and discarded.
By: Dirk de Jong
And yet we feel fascination. It gives a special feeling to walk around worn and rusted cars at private individuals, dealers or at the scrap yard. They really stand in a place for years to decay slowly – dull and green. Some have almost been absorbed by nature.
For us as enthusiasts, there is nothing better than wandering around in special places and finding classic cars. There are still exciting treasures to be found. Aren't there many more of these places? That's right, but we still find new challenges to look for through the networks in the classic world. A sometimes 'beg' the classics to be saved.
Even if they do not get a second life, for a photo hobbyist it is an Eldorado. Nice pictures are taken of cars in rusted condition. As we come across more cars from our childhood, we sometimes get a little sad, because some models are now incredibly valuable.
In Auto Motor Klassiek we have had the section 'Verkeerd Afgelopen' where editors and readers shoot classics along the way that won't turn out well. Some copies in this section are collected by readers and are still being rescued. Even completely restored, so that some extra classics are preserved. Contributions can be made through the Contact page.