Alan Barrett Images | Man Made | Car memorabilia

The attraction for old cars, really just lumps of rusty machinery, is a little hard to explain - maybe it is nostalgia for a time now gone that we remember as better than today - maybe the cars themselves were just more attractive than those of today. Certainly American motors of the 1950's were of a design that today's fuel constraints have made obsolete - but they really were lovely looking machines.

So I find it very difficult to drive past breakers' yards in the US without stopping to see what can be found. It is actually rather odd, since I have no interest in cars other than seeing them through the view-finder.