Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Look What I Found Dept.

Weather-permitting, I walk up to the dead end and back every day (about 1 mile roundtrip according to the pedometer). If I have the time and energy, I take a detour into the 5000 acres of woods that surround my neck of the woods. Since I have plenty of time these days (don’t we all), more often than not I take the detour instead of the boring dead end route.

I seldom encounter wildlife in the woods (a pheasant, red tail hawk and bald eagle were recent exceptions). Seems that the deer and black bears prefer my back yard to the woods!

I do encounter the remains of motor vehicles. A rusted out Hudson Hornet and the chassis of a 1959 Volkswagen Beetle were my most recent vehicle sightings. (I know it was a ’59 “Bug” because the part number on its transaxle told me so.)

“Big deal,” you say.

I would agree with that assessment except that I found these vehicles in the middle of the woods with no roads or trails in sight. It’s as if a helicopter (or UFO) dropped the Hudson and Beetle into the woods from above!

Look at the Birdie Dept.

Commenting on my previous post, some readers asked to see me in my new outfit. Your wish is my command and I promise that after the outfit is delivered, I will do a photoshoot modeling all my recent acquisitions that have yet to see the light of day.

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  1. I remember the Hudson Hornet well, my grandfather had one That was one big car with a very distinctive look. He drove Hudsons until they merged with Nash. I don't know what his problem with Nash was, but he switched to Packards. Apparently he had no problems with Studebaker which acquired Packard in the early 1950's. In the 1958-59 timeframe both cars had gone out of production and Grandad was mad, as he liked to buy new cars. His kids (10 of them) got together and bought him a "cherry" used Packard, one of those huge Model Eight cars with the big swan hood ornament which he motored around in until he couldn't drive any more.

    I remember how big those Hudsons were, Stana, and wonder with you about how that big hulk got into your woods. Hudsons, by the way were pretty hot cars "back in the day" with a huge, powerful engine. Car racers around DC where I grew up modified those engines and won many races in them! You know, I miss the days when cars were distinctive and you could spot the make from a block away. Those days are gone.

  2. Chances are the woods grew up around the abandoned junk cars. My friends and I 'discovered' an abandoned Model T Ford on the side of a mountain, totally surrounded by trees. There are lots of photos of cars which have trees growing out of them in HOT ROD magazine. I recommend you try to locate old topographical maps and aerial photographic archives. The area was probably farmland, or vehicles deliberately left at dead end roads, as junk cars were just valueless, until Nucor (A descendant of REO the originator of Oldsmobile!) invented the 'mini-mill', and a process to make good steel cheaply from scrap.
    Next time take a photo of whatever is left of the Hudson. My father drove a Hudson, until he traded it for a Baby blue 1955 Ford, 'complete' with heater, no radio.. I recall when he hit the right rear fender of a car which was backing out of a driveway. I hit my head on the steel dash. (Probably accounts for a lot!). No such thing as 'safety equipment' on cars, back then. Turns out the cop here in Podunk NC knew the guy backing out and gave my father the ticket!

  3. the cars have probably been there for 50 years, as we know a lot changes in 50 years

  4. Bloody Hell, that's quite an image of you. More!