Barn FindCar StoriesFeaturedOn Tour

“Barn Finds” in a Pasture!

I was taking a trip through Central Iowa not long ago and driving down a main road outside of Pella just about sunset. It had been a long day of driving with about 12 hours under my belt when what should my wondering eyes should spot but a 50s style junk yard right beside the road. I was so stunned that I actually drove right by it without hitting the brakes. About a mile down the road it finally soaked in as to what I had just witnessed. It was 1960 all over again in this small stretch of road.

I spun around and went back. It was well past closing time but there was no fence so I wondered in. It was raining but I was determined to soak in this memory. I wondered about and didn’t find anything I couldn’t live without but everything had a price on the windshield (if it had one) and the prices seemed like a place to begin rather than a “Blue Light Special”.

Here are a couple of examples, if you want to see more go to our Barn Find Page to see these and many more.

Show More


I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

Related Articles


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also
Back to top button