JUNE 2013 MSCC FALLEN STARS: THE LIFE CYCLE FROM BRAND NEW GLORY TO FORGOTTEN JUNK
These is nothing like that first new car. The smell, the factory fresh ride and performance and the sheer pride are the intangibles that sell new over used.
There's a honeymoon with a new car and it typically lasts a year.
MAY 2013 FALLEN STARS: OLD IRON LINED UP FOR A VERY UNCERTAIN FUTURE IN 2013.
MAY 2013 FALLEN STARS: OLD IRON LINED UP FOR A VERY UNCERTAIN FUTURE IN 2013
Fallen Stars are on borrowed time because once a vehicle hits this stage there's very little chance that these cars will rise from the dead.
In fact, you're looking at several vehicles that simply don't exist anymore because they were shredded into bite-sized pieces by a remorseless car eating machine.
APRIL 2013 FALLEN STARS: ARE THEY PART OF THE "CIRCLE OF LIFE" OR IS IT SIMPLE CARNAGE?
There's a concept called the "circle of life" and it basically means that there's birth, maturation and death in nature.
Elton John used the concept for a song in a Walt Disney movie and despite the popularity of the concept, does it really apply in the automotive world?
Cars are not, by definition, "natural" despite the fact that they are composed of natural ingredients like iron.
That's why the Walt Disney song shouldn't apply to old rides like these Fallen Stars.
MARCH 2013 FALLEN STARS: THE PERFECT DAY TO SAY GOODBYE TO SOME CLASSICS
The Fallen Star section is an interesting mix of curiosity and grim reality.
It's a celebration of a past life juxtaposed against a seriously limited future for this classic iron.
That's why the day that these pictures were taken was perfect for photographing doomed old cars and trucks.
FEB 2013 FALLEN STARS: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DAD'S 63 PONTIAC & MOM'S MAZDA TODAY
This might sound like heresy but some of what the "non-car people" tell you is true...cars are basically machines.
It's true that cars are designed to have a beginning, middle and an end in life but they've become so generic and disposable in the 21st Century that we've lost our emotional investment in our 4-wheeled friends.
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