Friday, January 8, 2010
Richmond Classic Car Wall of Treasure: Complete with Bullet Holes!
So here we go again.... This time we'll take a look at a "wall of cars" guarding the perimeter of a vintage yard in Richmond, Ca. Most of the time the cars I shoot are in self-service yards, and once they're in the system, that's it - they usually have a lifespan of about two or three weeks - a month or two at best - before being crushed...... and you can't buy the whole car. This yard appears to be more traditional, looks like they stack the cars like cord wood until a lucky orphan gets to go home....... hopefully to a full rotisserie resto job!
This yard skirts some of the toughest neighborhoods in the bay area, surprising is the minimal amount of damage..... the Fiat must have pissed off somebody, as he took a few shots to the windshield.... probably a snide remark to the Caprice just down the row.
See how many cars you can identify - I have an idea on most of them, but some still have me scratching my head.... and look close, you can see a second row of roof lines in the background...
It was only fitting that as I was shooting the last pics, the sun was setting on these fine old guys & gals once again........ the Dodge van was posted up to watch over his flock for yet another night......
Until next time,