Cars For Scrap
The videos below are of Sam and Hooper checking out some cars for scrap in a farmyard.
Time Marches On
You'll hear Sam say at the end of the first video… "Yeah these little yards eh, somebody lived their whole life… out here… all the stuff they worked with…"
That pretty much sums up a lot of the vacant farmyards where we find old cars. In this case the owner has passed away and the grown children are preparing to sell the property.
As much fun as it is looking through the agricultural remnants, we can't help but feel the essence of the lives that have been lived out in these places. The life is now gone, but it's energy lingers at every turn, in each implement, building and vehicle.
When we wander around a yard like this, it's as though we're moving through a physical representation of the efforts of a man and his family. They had lived the farm life, worked hard and held things together. Then, odds are, the kids move away to bigger centres to make a "better" life for themselves.
Most likely, the old folks understand if none of their children want to take the farm over and run it.
One can only imagine the course of events...
Video 1 "Up For Grabs"
Sam and Hooper heard about some old farm cars for scrap, so they go to see what's "up for grabs".Go along with them as they explore this uninhabited farm yard. The word is, all of the machinery, old cars and trucks are to be cleared away for scrap metal.A 1968 Ford half ton is a blast from the past for Sam and a 1965 Pontiac brings back memories for Hooper.
VIDEO 2 "4 1940's Austin Car Farm Find"
In the same yard, there were 4 Austin cars from the 1940's.Hooper reveals the first car he had when he was 16 was an Austin!
VIDEO 3 "Old Tractors For Scrap (Massey Harris etc.)"
There were a few tractors at this farmyard also. Sam snapped pictures of them as he went along. So just for fun we made a little video so you can check them out.If you're like us, you like all kinds of old stuff! The International W450 looks too good for scrap, but you never know how things will go. It just depends on the guy that comes to load the stuff up.
UPDATE ON THE CARS AT THIS FARM
So far, just the black 1965 Pontiac and yellow 1969 Pontiac have been removed from the farmyard. We will check on this location again after the snow is gone in 2011 and let you know what is left on the property. Hopefully we will be able to report that all 4 of the Austins have found a new home, they are too nice to be just... cars for scrap.