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#4668060 - 02/16/18 05:09 PM Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards?
Speak2Mountain Offline


Registered: 04/07/17
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Loc: Mississippi
Alot of ppl keep old, old cars that have a sentimental feeling. Some keep them in their yards that bring down property values and just being a general eyesore.

They keep their yards fairly nice and picked but there's the old 66 Impala and 72 Hornet...falling apart and looking like doo-doo.

I have no problem ppl keeping dad's old truck or the car they courted their spouse in a garage or shed, but this?.. ..SMH


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#4668067 - 02/16/18 05:17 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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Registered: 05/25/05
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There's a joke about "How do you tell the difference between a rich Kentuckian, and a poor Kentuckian?" "How many cars they have in their front yard." Yes I'm from Kentucky. Not sure about yards but in many counties in Colorado you can only have one non-running car per driveway. I think it's either a sentimental thing or "They'll get around to it,or "yard art."
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#4668068 - 02/16/18 05:20 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Vern_in_IL Offline


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It's called POVERTY, only recently has the "South" had an economic boom.
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#4668071 - 02/16/18 05:23 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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Registered: 09/25/09
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Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: Speak2Mountain
Alot of ppl keep old, old cars that have a sentimental feeling. Some keep them in their yards that bring down property values and just being a general eyesore.

They keep their yards fairly nice and picked but there's the old 66 Impala and 72 Hornet...falling apart and looking like doo-doo.

I have no problem ppl keeping dad's old truck or the car they courted their spouse in a garage or shed, but this?.. ..SMH


This isn't an especially Southern thing, it's more of a fairly universal rural thing. It isn't a sentimental thing either but is usually borne of a desire to have a couple of parts cars readily at hand. When you live in the country, you do a lot of driving, since the nearest source of groceries, farm supplies and implement parts is likely to be a good piece away.
You don't see this as much around here as you once did, in this age of minimum thousand acre heavily leveraged farms run by guys with sophisticated methods and costly equipment.
This is also a ghetto thing, where you'll see a decrepit house with three or four cars sitting in the drive and yard one or two of which might run and drive at any given time.
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#4668077 - 02/16/18 05:31 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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Not necessarily. Around here itís a lazy thing. Park it where it dies.
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#4668080 - 02/16/18 05:35 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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Registered: 03/30/14
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There was a neighbor I had that kept a car in the driveway for storage. They would keep blankets and clothes in there. One day it was gone. The next day another car took its place. Not sure why the switcheroo.
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#4668082 - 02/16/18 05:37 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
ZZman Offline


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It is ridiculous. If it doesn't run get rid of it.
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#4668087 - 02/16/18 05:45 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 11/18/17
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Loc: South Carolina
If I had a bigger yard, I'd have more cars.
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#4668092 - 02/16/18 05:54 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
otis24 Offline


Registered: 10/30/05
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Loc: South Dakota
When I was still living in Arkansas, there was something about they had to be tagged or hidden behind a fence. Definitely couldn't be on the street unless it was tagged. Around here, it is not uncommon to drive by a farm and see 20 cars that had met their end over the years.
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#4668094 - 02/16/18 05:59 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
BigCahuna Offline


Registered: 09/29/09
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Loc: Deep in the heart of Jersey
You might just be a redneck,if you mowing your lawn and find a car.,,,

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#4668098 - 02/16/18 06:03 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
marine65 Offline


Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 451
Loc: Denver
Here in Colorado if you go to the areas where people have some land you will see what looks like a car salvage yard on their property.
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#4668100 - 02/16/18 06:07 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
MasterSolenoid Offline


Registered: 09/26/17
Posts: 160
Loc: One Step Beyond
Not only a Southern thing.

Farmers always had old cars in their fields.
Driving to my Uncles cabin (NY), my Father would always say how the farmers were messing up the scenery.
Being a young kid, I liked seeing them.


Edited by MasterSolenoid (02/16/18 06:08 PM)

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#4668102 - 02/16/18 06:10 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
MONKEYMAN Offline


Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 2218
Loc: St. Louis
I have seen it in rural Missouri growing up. A few years ago I saw a high school classmate. I sold a snow thrower to him and his parts car was parked in his front yard.

In St Louis I would need to go to Pick-n-Pull. grin
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#4668162 - 02/16/18 07:05 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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Registered: 11/05/11
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ROFL

I would specifically question why they kept the Hornet.. my dad had an American Motors Hornet in puke green. I can say it was by far the worst car he ever bought. Engine would randomly cut out on the highway and the dealer could never figure out why..


Edited by Rolla07 (02/16/18 07:05 PM)
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#4668179 - 02/16/18 07:17 PM Re: Is it a Southern Thing About Old Cars in Yards? [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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Registered: 04/19/16
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Nope, over here too. Had a neighbor that would buy old imports and line our street with them either for parts or to try and get em running again. Loved the childish retaliation when I would report them as abandoned vehicles to the C&C because he was using our front property as a junkyard.
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