MMickey saidSuch a cool find!
There was been many "abandoned" places and such discovered with older cars. Unfortunately, many are junk yard open to the elements and the cars have been buried in dirt.
Not saying that this will never happen again, but most of these small town dealership have been cleaned out and the parts department gone to ebay or swap meets at Hershey, etc.
And the legendary high performance dealers such as Dana, Yenko, Motion, Nickey, Berger, Harrell, etc, Pontiac had Royal, Packer, etc., are now long gone.
It's an era that's truly over and the participants are dying out fast.
Some of my best young dewd memories are the Friday and Saturday nights hanging out with one of my big engine 421, 409, 427, 413, 440 beasts at Totem Pole, Bakers Square, Mavericks and Ted's or anyone of a hundred other places on Woodward with my girlfriend at my side or sometimes with just friends. Those were truly wonderful summers, but then early emission controls, gas shortages, insurance rates ended it all until about a decade ago.
We're still out there as much as we can be given our advanced age, and still make our pilgrimage to our 'Mecca' (Woodward) for the third week of August to Dream Cruise, and frankly, in increasing numbers. But take a look around at the average age out there and you'll see that it's almost over. Kids just aren't interested much in cars period, let alone these beasts of the asphalt from five decades ago. My 41 yr old son could care less, and my grandson is a bit more interested, but with a $100,000 plus education ahead he has little time to be thinking about this.
So at least for me, one more summer of it .... sitting here before gym time burning some CDs of Ten Year's After, Byrds (everyone remembers Roger McGuinn ... right?), Traffic, Canned Heat, etc., so I have tunes for cruisin' over the next couple of months.
It's been kind of a rainy morning of the 4th so I spent it out in the garage polishing the stainless, knocking off one more item on my long to-do list, getting ready for show after hangout after cruise for the rest of the summer.
I have one small victory though ... one of the kids I work out with wants to go to POCI nationals and Dream Cruise. At 18, and the typical American male these days, he's into rice, but at least he's into cars. He's savable though so I said hell yes he can go.