Over the past few weeks we have featured a few of Reader Han K’s worldwide sights. Being a rally support mechanic, Han has gotten to travel the world following a number of rallies. For this week’s sighting, we are featuring some of his sightings on a rally while traveling through the French Alps. When he wasn’t busy keeping a Supercharged Bentley running, he was watching for interesting finds and here are just a few that he came across. Read more »
Looks like we won’t be attending any of the upcoming Mustang birthday bashes. We had planned on helping the Mt. Hood Mustang club beat the world record for the largest Mustang parade. Well, I went and slide my daily driver into a cement pole instead and now the insurance company has deemed it a total loss. Many of you may know that I am in the middle of a move, so this little fender bender really threw a wrench in things. Read more »
There are Barn Finders and then there are Urban Explores. The two are very different, but from time to time, they collide. Urban explorers like to go through old buildings and barns to take photos of the architecture and old items inside. Some are on the hunt for a specific type of item, but usually care more about the rush of exploration. The desire to rediscover lost pieces of history is the bridge between the two. When the two do collide, it typically leads to some very interesting finds. Reader Will C tipped us off to a find that was made by an urban explorer in a Belgium barn. Read more »
Reader Dale I, like many of us dream of finding something rare, unusual, or interesting hiding in an old barn. Up until just a few days ago, he thought it would just be a dream that would never come true. That was until he came across this Porsche 356 1500. A large tree has fallen on the barn and is nearly crushing the car and making it difficult to get to. Dale admits he doesn’t know much about Porsches, so he wasn’t sure what to look for to identify what year this one is and is hoping we can help him. Read more »
Rene H has been following Barn Finds for a while now and has decided that it’s time for us to guess what he has in his garage. He is in the process of moving into a new home, so he has thinned out his herd to two classics and a newer daily driver. We will give you one hint, he lives in Germany. We want to thank Rene for sharing his collection with us and we wish him luck with the move!
An interesting conversation took place recently on the story about the 8,000 car salvage yard that’s for sale. Several of our readers mentioned concern about the lack of youth interest in the hobby. Whether there is less interest in classic cars in general or if it’s a shift in interest towards newer “classics”, we aren’t sure, but when we hear about a young person that has an interest in old cars, it gives us hope for the future of the hobby. Late last night we received an email from 17 year old Justin A, who is a fan of the site and classic cars. While on a family trip, he spotted this 1969 Mercury Cougar at a gas station. He thought it looked like an Eliminator, so he brought it to his dad’s attention and soon they were pulled into the gas station to talk to the owner. Read more »
If you haven’t heard the buzz on the internet, we wanted to let you know about the recent discovery that Barn Find extraordinaire Tom Shaugnessy and his son John recently made. Tom typically focuses on hunting down Ferraris, but he isn’t picky when it comes to amazing cars, Italian or not, and even more amazing finds. His most recent find isn’t a barn find, but a garage find of mythical proportions. He caught wind of this find while at The Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show back in June and has just finally been able to get it pulled out. If you haven’t already figured out what he found, find out after the break. Read more »
Reader Richard B is a car fanatic and has been his entire life. His need to hunt down and buy cars started in 1971 at the age of 14. Using his paper route money, he bought his first project, a 1960 Corvette for just $300. Since then, he has owned a number of interesting cars and a few have slipped through his grasp. He found this 1968 Pontiac Firebird and tried to save it from further damage, but wasn’t able to make a deal with the owner. He thought he would share the story of finding it with us. His story in his own words right after the break! Read more »
Barn Finds reader Graham L, like most of us here, is an autoholic and he has been building himself a nice collection over the years. He isn’t by any means a GTO fanatic, not to say that he doesn’t love Pontiac’s goat, but recently he was offered the chance to add two more to his collection and had to jump on the offer. He already had a ’66 GTO parked in his barn when the offer came, so he decided it would enjoy the company. Read more »
Barn Finds reader Gary M. has a nice collection, with a good amount of variety. Some of his cars are rather easy to identify though, so to make it more challenging, you now have to identify the make, model, and year. Our thanks to Gary for sharing his “barn” with us! If you think the cars in your “barn” could stump our reader’s collective knowledge, then please send us some photos.