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Why do we love junk cars?

November 1, 2010

by Seb Perez

As children we used to play in our grandfather’s junkyard and collect rusty pieces from the greatest classic cars. We used to take them home to restore them, to exhibit them in our bedroom or just to collect them.

Living in an apartment in the downtown area of a big city, it was just not possible to have all the car parts we would’ve loved to have.

Big, dirty, rusty parts like bumpers, wheels, etc…. It was just too much for our bedroom – and for our parents!!

Time has passed by but our passion for classic cars and junkyards, has only grown. One day, we realised we just had to pick up that fantastic hobby again.



The pictures of old grandpa’s junkyard, the great moments, the glorious classic cars, the jewels in the rust – these were always in our heads together with those great classic American Junkyards on the Route 66.

Junk cars have a story to tell. When we see a junk car, we image the story of that car. Who bought that car when it was new? How many roads? How many stories? How many owners? How many cities?…  and last but not least how did the car end up here as a junk car?

Sometimes, watching carefully at the car, you can tell a lot about the habits of the owners. Guessing the story of a car, watching at the remains of it, the smell of the old interior, the smell of the old engine… we just love it.

Passion for junk cars!

steve jensen November 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I love the model a pickup. Great picture!

Seb November 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Hi steve, thank you!

Roy Rainwater June 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Hi There,
I came across your website about 3 years ago. I’m continually amazed at the work done on diaramas and cars. That picture of the T-pickup looks like it’s sitting out on my cousins ranch in west Texas. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you do with the Lindberg model of the T-pickup. Keep up the Great work!
Roy in Houston

Iggy June 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Hello Roy,

thank you very much for following us for such a long time! I’m glad you like our stuff!

I think it shouldn’t be hard to build that T-Pickup, on the other hand… as you know, once you start with the details it never ends 😉


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