Plymouth in the Trees and a Mustang on the lawn.
After leaving the hoard of Fords. My friend Mike and I followed up on some other promising leads we had either heard about or seen on drive. It definitely did not disappoint. The first vehicle we came upon sitting in a shed was a 67 Camaro SS. Not to shabby.
Continuing along our way we saw a open shed full of old trucks and cars, along with what looked to be a Mustang.
There was also a few Dodge Trucks that were smattered across the roadside on the way home. Some just literally sitting in an open field. Shows you what a difference it is from Chicago to Raleigh. If these had been sitting outside in Chicago, there would be nothing but a rust pile.
The last car we noticed was a lonely 74 or 75 Dart Swinger sitting under a car port.
The second day in North Carolina we decided to grab some local cuisine that took us near the US Car & Tool shop (http://www.uscartool.com/). So we swung by and said hello. The manager there gave us Rock star access to the whole place and parts/projects yard. There was a ton of cool cars in different states hanging around.
Mopar Muscle Magazine Project Car
The project/parts yard is really where the fun was.
70 Coronet R/T 440-6 bbl car!
1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst. A customers future project.
We did not pop the trunk, it was like that when we got there.
I had an afternoon flight to catch, but still had a few hours to burn, so we followed up on a few more leads.
We also drove past the Lizard Lick Towing place from TV. We did not go in though, as I have never seen the show!
But our last lead ended up being the coolest of them all, even if the actually car was nothing special. It ended up being a 1963 Plymouth Belvedere II. But it had been sitting so long in the same spot a forrest has actually grown up around it. It was quite the scene to behold.
After that I was off to the airport and on my way home. It was a blast seeing my friends and their family. I hope to make this an annual trip, to get out to North Carolina and see my friends and what cool finds are lurking in the hills!
The Automotive Archaeologist