There is something strangely beautiful about the car graveyard. Well, abandoned ...
There is something strangely beautiful about the car graveyard. Well, abandoned automobiles, left to languish in the overgrown patch of forest or field, just have the certain charm to them.
Maybe it is that many of us with automotive hobbies are just the few steps away from the full-blown hoarding problem. Or maybe we just like seeing vehicles turned into lawn art rather than being sent to a crusher.
Apparently, Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares our fascination with dead and decaying vehicles. Which is why he is spent the last several years collecting up the wrecked race cars and depositing them in the woods of the Dirty Mo Acres, his sprawling home and racing compound in rural North Carolina.
To hardcore Junior fans, the race vehicle graveyard at Dirty Mo isn’t the secret. Street Muscle did the great tour of the motorsports cemetery back in 2013—and you can bet a number of wrecks tucked away in those woods has only increased since then.
But this week, JR Motorsports gave us the video tour of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into picking a final resting place of the latest addition.
It is abidingly low-tech, involving nothing more than the beat up old Chevy flatbed, a ratchet strap, the sturdy tree, and on occasion, the fork lift. Yeah, we want the yard like this someday.
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