Plymouth in the Trees and a Mustang on the lawn.

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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.

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Continuing along our way we saw a open shed full of old trucks and cars, along with what looked to be a Mustang.

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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.

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The last car we noticed was a lonely 74 or 75 Dart Swinger sitting under a car port.

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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.

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Hemi...yes please.

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Mopar Muscle Magazine Project Car
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The project/parts yard is really where the fun was.

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70 Coronet R/T 440-6 bbl car!
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1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst. A customers future project.
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We did not pop the trunk, it was like that when we got there.

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I had an afternoon flight to catch, but still had a few hours to burn, so we followed up on a few more leads.

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We also drove past the Lizard Lick Towing place from TV. We did not go in though, as I have never seen the show!

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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.

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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!
Ryan Brutt
The Automotive Archaeologist
TheAutoArchaeologist@yahoo.com
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