To the naked eye of the first time visitor or passerby to Old Car City USA in White, Georgia, it looks like a junk yard. A car junk yard.
But once you step into the property and take a look around how the cars are situated, you begin to see something that’s missing in other car junk yards around America, possibly the world!
10 Reasons why a car junk yard like Old Car City USA is so special!
In this blog, we’ll look at ten videos currently on YouTube that show car junk yards of various types and conditions. We might say a little about each one, but as you will see, Old Car City USA stands apart as more than a car junk yard. It’s a “national treasure!”
Reason #1 – A Dodge, Chrysler and Plymouth car junk yard in Alabama
In this video, the narrator tries to be funny with his overview of this car junk yard owned by Stephens Performance, a “Mopar-only dealer of sheet metal for Mopar cars (Chrysler family of cars) from the muscle car era.”
As you will notice, some of these cars have been picked through like elephants in a bone yard. Worse, the “carcase” of the car is left behind with little to determine what it was originally. Such is the case for the typical salvage yard today.
Reason #2 – Modern cars are made of plastic in this car junk yard
Old Car City USA might have a Corvette or two and other cars with fiberglass bodies, but 99% of the cars in the video below are made of plastic. There’s little plastic on cars before the mid-1970’s. Old Car City USA has cars dated from 1918-1977.
Reason #3 – Any old car junk yard does not a museum make!
This next video is of a lot in Minnesota that claims to be around 100 acres. That is a lot of cars. Actually, if this car junk yard contained only classic cars, which it doesn’t, then it could claim to be the largest classic car junk yard in the world. As you see how it’s laid out and the narrator seems to appreciate craftsmanship of the earlier era of automobiles, you also see, and hear, his apparent ignorance thereto as well.
Reason #4 – Don’t let titles confuse you about it being a classic car junk yard when it’s not.
This video was produced by the same guy in video #3 and was titled “Exploring classic cars…” The problem is, it’s more classic trucks and fire engines and military vehicles than cars. Still this car junk yard has some attention to detail worth viewing for your entertainment. It’s just not a very big attraction off the road as Old Car City USA is in northwest Georgia.
Reason #5 – Old Car City USA is not a car junk yard where profiteers are seen or allowed to take parts home.
Granted this car junk yard in Canada is all its name implies, a junk yard. Still, the video below shows that people looking to profit from what they take away leaves a gaping hole in the vehicle they left behind. Not exactly a photographer’s paradise, I should add.
Reason #6 – We’ve had people visit this car junk yard from around the world who came to take lots of videos and photos.
This video has had the most views and apparently has a “French” connection. It is also the oldest, dated from Feb. 24, 2007.
Reason #7 – At Old Car City USA, videographers combine fine music and thoughtful photos to make this car junk yard look more like an auto museum.
This videographer, in my opinion, exhibited Old Car City USA with the perfect blend of music taste and appreciation to detail…down to the hood ornaments.
Reason #8 – Old Car City USA is more than a car junk yard. It’s “the promise land for junk yard dreamers!”
These men in this video give justice to appreciating the value of detail in how the cars were originally crafted. Hood ornaments and special windows never seen in later models are pointed out as well.
Reason #9 – For this car junk yard, pictures are worth a thousand words each, but…
Reality is worth a thousand pictures! This video is a culmination of only 500 pictures showing various images, though I’ve limited the time to about 5 minutes. Not too many other car junk yard videos feature so many personal videos and photographers as Old Car City USA.
Reason #10 – When has a car junk yard like Old Car City USA ever had a Sunday morning news magazine program pay a visit?
That’s exactly what happened back in 2015. The honorable “Mayor” of Old Car City USA, Dean Lewis, had the distinct privilege to be featured on CBS Sunday Morning in August of 2015. Tracy Smith interviews Dean and highlights the fact that this car junk yard has, among other things, “two-ton flower pots.”
Bonus video: Russian narration
We don’t have a clue to what this man is saying, but we will assume that it’s like all the other flattering videos about this car junk yard many miles away from his homeland in Russia or the Ukraine. If anyone can translate, please add to comments below! Thanks.