Just An Early Morning Stroll

//Just An Early Morning Stroll

Just An Early Morning Stroll

Been feeling a bit guilty about Rob and Jim carrying the weight over here in the Hooniverse since my return from Ms. Martin’s hometown but not a whole helluva lot has been going on Hoonwise here in The Birthplace of Speed for this olelongrooffan so I thought I might pop in with this for my fellow Hoons entertainment pleasure. Thanks to both aforementioned for their continued contributions.
A while back my brother, thejeepjunkie, had a rare day off from his NASCAR bearing tire shop and gave this olelongrooffan an early morning buzz…

Oh yeah, camera dating is still a puzzle for this olelongrooffan…

Whatchadoing longroof?
Sleeping, you?
Waiting for what?
Waiting for you to wake up so we can hit John’s Junkyard up on US 1.
Well, I’m awake now, see ya in 15.
And thejeepjunkie and the olelongrooffan headed up US 1 to that locally infamous junkyard.

So anyway, this old junkyard is scattered from here to there with a little bit of everything in between. thejeepjunkie checks out this old mid 50’s caddy sedan

while I was checking out the mid 60’s MOPAR sedans.

Remember when a cup holder was an indentation in the glove box door? As is shown in this old

AMC product.

And this sweet, 60’s era Rambler wagon. Sadly it is irreplaceable that is for sure.

And a couple old Scouts. Of course, thejeepjunkie is scouting around looking for seatbelts for the Kid’s CJ.

And, of course, a few big trucks.

This is a shot of thejeepjunkie on top of that Lee adult jungle-gym, affectionately known in other circles as the frame of a big truck.

thejeepjunkie had just pulled the data plate, now resting on Haven Lee Farm, from an old firetruck and scrambled up onto that frame to further examine it.

And, as thejeepjunkie commented, in Florida, junkyard searching requires a machette!!

The above beast is an old Travco Motorhome. Classic old beast but its roadworthy days are over. RIP.

Just another sight over at John’s on US 1.

We spotted this classic old Greenbriar Van. thejeepjunkie did get me an emblem off of it for the wall of the Taj Mahal.

Yeah, a whole conglomeration of stuff.

A Studebaker Lark along with a Land Rover Sport!!

This dude was having a blast, just busting sh*t up!

An Orphan Olds.

More gym equipment!! A 59 bat wing Chevy sedan, an Olds ragtop and many more.

Just a ton of old stuff….VW Bus, F-1, Plymouth, Mercury—Book Em Danno–

And finally, an import, an old MGB.

Just alot of fun out with thejeepjunkie looking around and finding just a bunch of old stuff!!
Hope My Fellow Hoons have enjoyed this stroll through a rare junkyard filled with old cars down here in the Sunshine State.
Be Back Soon.

By |2011-09-13T16:18:55+00:00September 13th, 2011|Hooniverse Goes To...|22 Comments

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  1. RichardKopf September 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    I could live there.

  2. Rust-MyEnemy September 13, 2011 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    That looks the kind of place I dream of chancing upon while walking in the countryside.
    Unlikely around here, though.
    Nice to have you back.

  3. Alff September 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Your Olds ragtop looks like a Corvair, or is the one on the left a convertible?

    • dukeisduke September 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      There's a Corvair convertible (a late, with a/c – notice the center vent), and a white Olds convertible (a full-size '64 maybe).

  4. skitter September 13, 2011 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    I'm all for endless improvement, and scorn Plato's theory of ideal forms, but the fishbowl such a definitive bus. Polish it up, toss a vinyl wrap on it, and fifty years on they don't even look that dated. I imagine archeologists digging one out of the sand, and understanding instantly what it was.

    I imagine, for many hoons, there is comfort in forms. While there is great fun in disagreeing on the ideal, we feel safe thinking that the Porsche 911 or the Corvette will always keep their shape and engine configuration. They give a sense of order in the automotive kingdom. Taxonomists can check off the insect-shaped rear-engined and rocket-nosed bubble-canopied varieties, and wonder what new species might find permanence amid changing style and technology.

    • Alff September 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      I fear the day in which the globular, low Cx forms adopted by the current crop of high-efficiency automobiles becomes the accepted norm for people movers. Once that tear drop form becomes the standard, what's to move us off of it?

      • BlackIce_GTS September 13, 2011 at 8:52 pm - Reply

        Gattaca, set in an unspecified-but-not-far-off future, has everyone driving '60sish cars with electric motors. I don't think there's any exposition devoted to this, but my assumption was that some discovery has made electricity so cheap and plentiful that aerodynamic transportation is a wasted effort, and everyone just drives old cars because they look cool.
        So either that could happen, or we wait for there to be consumer autos somewhere with no atmosphere.

        • skitter September 14, 2011 at 7:13 am - Reply

          I recall malaise coupes and Citroens, in addition to the dark lighting and fedoras.
          Textbook dystopia.

  5. Van Sarockin September 13, 2011 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Great photo set, 'Ol! I fondly remember going to the urban junkyard where they stacked cars and trucks five high in big long, sorted walls of junk. The parts I needed (which everyone needed) were never to be found on the lower rows, which were crushing down and melting into the earth. Best. Jungle Gym. Evvarr!

  6. CptSevere September 13, 2011 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Yeah, really great and tragic stuff, Ole. Makes me think of a junkyard I visited in Grantsville, UT, years ago with a buddy of mine, which had nothing but cars between the seventies and postwar. Literally. Everything you could imagine, from straight eight Buicks, from V12 American Lafrance fire trucks, to Packard limos, to every Studebaker you could ever imagine, including all of those Hawk coupes until you go bored of seeing them, to a '56 Caddy motorhome, and every goddam GM and Ford imaginable. Yeah, strewn across like thirty acres. The guy was begging everybody who visited this yard to buy and save something, because the city council was about to get brave and make him scrap the whole archive of beautiful iron. This was a few years ago, and I hate to say it, but I'll bet it's all gone now. The place should have been preserved as a museum, but that will never happen anymore. I'll bet that there are a bunch of shitty doublewides on that hallowed ground nowadays. It's a damn shame when this kind of thing happens.

  7. greaseyknight September 14, 2011 at 12:14 am - Reply

    You would love the junkyard that is 2 miles from my house, they stack cars 3-4 or more hight and so tight that you have to climb over, under, and in between to see whats their

  8. HarryPR September 14, 2011 at 9:45 am - Reply

    That Rambler wagon reminded me of my friend Andy from Arkansas' 1963 770 Cross Country. Sweet wagon:
    [IMG ]http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p120/2man02s/1963%20Rambler%20770%20Cross%20Country/001.jpg[/IMG]

  9. discontinuuity September 14, 2011 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Yo dawg…

  10. Tanshanomi September 14, 2011 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Speaking of Travco motorhomes, how cool is this?
    The Team Lotus transporter from 1973 in scale.
    <img src="http://www.peoplekars.com/shop/images/15872.jpg"&gt;
    <a href="http://www.peoplekars.com/EuropeanVehicleModels.htm” target=”_blank”>http://www.peoplekars.com/EuropeanVehicleModels.htm

    • Tanshanomi September 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Available in Europe with the JPS logo on it. Don't know why the American release doesn't have it.
      <img src="http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x174/scalainj/Models/Models%204/11-09-10007.jpg&quot; width="500">

      • BlackIce_GTS September 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm - Reply

        That might be construed as advertising cigarettes to children?
        The problem with tobacco company sponsorship (for them) is that they're not allowed to say what they actually do, nor are they allowed to advertise in almost any other way. When I think of JPS, I think of black Lotuses, and when I think of du Marnier, I think of that Jazz thing they sponsored. The association with cigarettes is a distant factoid in my mind, like equating Samsung with cars (unless you're Korean).

        • Tanshanomi September 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm - Reply

          When I think of Gauloises, I think of Yamahas.

  11. dukeisduke September 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Where is that junkyard, OLR? Can you post an address, or map coordinates?

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