As it seems to be the case either side of the pond breakers/wrecking yards are going the way of drag strips and other motoring icons. The decline is generally being caused by the value of the property that they inhabit or general nimbyism.
Read David Conwill’s article at Hemmings documenting the demise of the last yard in Utah.
It’s a sad state of affairs that is hitting the affordable end of the hobby hard.
The popularity of barn finds and survivor hot rods has created a whole new segment of the hot rod hobby. Cars with history are much more interesting than something built in the modern era, but we had to convince Charles Berry that his ’34 Plymouth, his high school hot rod, was a really special piece
Read the rest of Tommy’s article here
Possibly the biggest barn find collection ever is up for sale, see the article from Jesse Kleib at Speed Society here
See the collection below on YouTube
I recently watched an episode of Tom Cotter’s “The Barn Find Hunter” where he found an unbelievable haul of cars, one of which was a rare Cobra.
You can watch the video from the show below.
Kurt Ernst at Hemmings has done an article on the same find which you can read here
My friend John has another barn find Model A on it’s way across the pond.
It’s expected early in the New Year, here’s a sneak preview!
Those of you that have visited the blog before will have seen the post regarding the 1929 Model A Tudor Barn Find that John imported a while back. After some considerable mechanical fettling she’s now a driver!
Update on John’s barn find, popped over to see him today, and he’s happily working away on getting the latest find on the road!
Latest Pictures From the UK
Original pictures from the States
My good friend Mr Cochran has another really cool Model A barn find.
This time it’s a 1929 Tudor that was sat under a lean to for 25 years!
These pictures are from the previous owners in the States, hope to take some here in the UK soon
My friend John has another one of his barn finds on the way to the UK from the USA. This time it’s a sedan and has not run since 1966! It’ll be interesting to go and take a look when it lands!
My friend has recently imported this 1929 Tudor from the USA, hadn’t run since 1964. A few little adjustments and it runs and drives a treat. It’s a real barn find/survivor!!
You can see the mileages scratched on the dashboard, and you can also see a graffiti style date scratched into the rear quarter panel, great patina