“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
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So I went for a bike ride the other day, and on the way back, I spotted the roof of an old car. I could only see the roof of one, but I looked it up on google earth when I got home and HOLY SHIT OMG there's like 2 dozen old cars. So, I grab a pair of binoculars and head back out. I climbed up a hill that's really close by. I'm looking around at the cars, and they are amazing. All of em are completely intact and not too rusty. There are (that I could see,) a few porsche 356s. A few old Jags XK120 coupe, convertible and about 3 or 4 1970s-80s XJS's and XJ12s. There's a LOT of old Alfas, a spider for sure and a few others. There was one I wasn't sure of, it was green and had a big dorsal fin running from the roof to the rear bumper.


I got down from the hill and tried to get closer. Ignoring the "Private Road" sign, I quietly ride my bike towards the treasure trove. There's more Alfas around the property by the road, I've never even seen cars like them before. There's more jags, VW beetles, and a bunch of random crap laying around. Also, there's 2 Chris Craft wooden boats in the forest. I didn't get any pictures, because I was on a private road and taking pictures probably would've got me shot. On the way out, I spied an old Range rover and a 914.

So, I'm going to write a letter and see if I can get to the cars with permission, and take pics.

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