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“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.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in 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 our our page) As long as it has four wheels on it 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. 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 with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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