Nov 06-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: November: Nov 06-02
Hoods in the woods    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Tom Harris

Charlie at Pasty Central on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 - 05:37 pm:

Tom Harris from Wisconsin has had a few adventures lately up here in the U.P. One shot appeared a few weeks ago, as Carson Klemp surfed Superior. There's plenty more where that came from, and this one caught my eye.

I don't know what it is about old junkyards... Feels like stepping back in time, sort of a living museum of automotive memories. The one above almost looks like so many headstones in a mechanical graveyard. Perhaps it should have been our Halloween shot last week.

Reminds me of that classic shot in the Keweenaw woods by Joe Kirkish...

From the Archives

Melissa, Grand Ledge, MI on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 - 05:57 pm:

Old cars everywhere....I worked on the Otter River Improvement Project during the summer of 2000 and I think it was 5 or 6 old cars that were removed from the river and riverbanks. From what I remember, they were from around the 1930's.

By Emily Klemp, MI/VT on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 - 06:05 pm:

Tom is my cousin, he is a great kid and I am really impressed with his pictures. I attend college in Vermont, and I check everyday, to get a glimpse of the "Yoop"! Thanks

By rt gr mi on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 - 06:28 pm:

Good photo. I see some in there I can remember, guess it dates me.

By Bob in Green Bay on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 - 06:29 pm:

Sorry Charlie,

I see too much of this junk in our north woods.
It does not turn me on.

I do love your site and tune it in every day! I'm from Calumet and hope to return now that I have retired.

By Pegg, FLA on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 - 06:41 pm:

In reference to Joe's classy chassis picture: I figure when my '93 VW Passat (currently with 180K+ miles and going strong) gives up the ghost, a proper tribute to such a great car would be hauling it somewhere fitting in the yard, opening up the sunroof and planting an oak, pine, or some other noble tree in it. If I'm back in the U.P. when that happens, perhaps I'll plant a White Pine, a spruce of either color, or a real oak tree, none of which grow in Florida because it's too hot. Missing the U.P. big time, peggo

By Pegg, FLA on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 - 07:02 pm:

p.s. for those concerned, that's after making the hull environmentally safe and placed on my own property of course. Sorry, didn't mean to upset anybody....I am just joking, but now that I think about it, let's take out the engine too. With that and the trunk, I have two more planters. I can do maples and tamaracks too. :o)

By darrell oinas, dewitt, mi on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 - 07:36 pm:

Do you realize how much money thoses hood's are worth to classic car collector's. If you come across anymore car's or parts please keep it to yourself, because if it becomes public someone is going to get rich by taking thoses old parts, fenders and anything they can get thier hands on, I wish I had access to all of them depending on condition $3,000.00 to you name it for a hood as long as its not rusted to peices. Please protect the unknown gold mines in the U.P.

By Lowell MO. on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 - 07:49 pm:

Maaybe they should try to fish some of the ones out of the old mine shafts where they were dumped.

By Nancy on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 12:51 am:


By Marc, offshore GoM/Tamarack City on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 02:24 am:

Somebody told me once that words in all CAPS are internet noise pollution...

Look out UP, I'm coming home!!
Honey, the seas have calmed down a bit and the chopper should be on deck in 7 hours. See you tonight:)

By Mike K, Laurium/GOM on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 08:20 am:

So what's so wrong about having some people make money off of what's sitting out in our woods? I for one think if yoopers can make money on our junk by selling it to the rest of the country and cleaning up our back yards, all the better. As long as its the landowner who's doing the salvaging or with the landowner's permission.

By Mike , Pontiac on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 09:19 am:

Charlie - nice work as usual.
Melissa - good info and worthwhile project.
Emily - thanks for the Vermont connection.
rt GR MI - you're as old as you feel.
Bob - The Pack will have their hands full this weekend (full of Lion meat that is).
Pegg - you're creative and didn't upset me.
Darrell - classic cars are cool.
Lowell - sounds like a lot of work.
Nancy - not if managed properly.
Marc - WELCOME ASHORE MATEY (more pollution).
Mike K - right on brother.

By finkin - MI on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 10:15 am:

I think Darrell meant someone from downstate seeing the $$$ in that picture and would have no problem running up there and loading them up. You would not believe the lengths *some* trolls would go to to make a buck!

By Nadine/Vermont on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 06:19 pm:

Hi Emily!
I'm from the UP but now live in Vermont. Which college are you attending?

By darrell oinas/dewitt mi on Friday, November 8, 2002 - 08:49 am:

I was thinking more along the lines of some enterprizing person from the area collecting, cataloging, and opening a web site from there and listing, selling and shipping from there, keeps the money where it belongs and create a new business in the area and we all know any new business is better for the area.

By G. MO. on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 05:21 pm:

Hmmmmmmm, wonder what would happen if I just gave that first one a push???

By Lei MI on Monday, November 11, 2002 - 11:09 am:

Tom is my cousin too...i was with him when he took lots of the pictures...i'm very impressed and I LOVE lookin @ the pics that he brings up and we look @ them! goodjob tommy

By Mike in Zeeland on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 10:29 pm:

They really put cars in the mines? Why? What a waste of parts. How did they get them in? The ones I saw looked like it would be hard to do. mines I mean. Makes me wonder what else was put down in the hole? Jimmy Hoffa? lol

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