Old Car City, Georgia, United States–Old Car City USA in White, Georgia (Mayor Dean Lewis), a 34-acre piece of art, started as a small general store in 1931 and is still family-owned and operated; with over 4,400 American-made cars from the 70s and older, these cars, trucks, vans, and even a couple of school buses are placed in such a way as to be ideally suited for photography/videography; it sets the world record for being the World’s Largest Classic Car Junk Yards, according to the WORLD RECORD ACADEMY.
“Old Car City USA in White, Georgia is a 34-acre piece of art, the world’s largest-known classic car junkyard. Old Car City USA started as a small general store in 1931 and is still family-owned and operated. Come enjoy the Old South environment, folk art, nature intertwined with beautiful classic cars, and much more!” the official website says.
“With over 4,400 American-made cars from the 70s and older, these cars, trucks, vans, and even a couple of school buses are placed in such a way as to be ideally suited for photography/videography. Over the 9 decades since we first started, thousands of photographers, videographers, ad agencies, and media companies have visited. Popular news magazines and newspaper companies, like CBS Sunday Morning, the New York Times, the BBC, and Georgia Public Television, have made press releases and/or video segments and transmitted them worldwide.
“The Mayor of Old Car City USA, Dean Lewis, welcomes all who visit this giant piece of art comprised of his varied automobile collection and completed by the works of Mother Nature. You can come and stroll along winding paths while admiring the many sights. Among those to admire is the last car Elvis Presley purchased back in 1977 just a couple of months before he died. Also, a movie starring Andy Griffith and Johnny Cash used one of the cars that now call this place “home.”
“Trees grow through the windshield of a 1937 Chrysler Imperial as it sits at Old Car City, the world’s largest known classic car junkyard in White, Georgia,” the Portland Press Herald says.
“Many of the cars have never moved in over 30 years and in some cases, trees now grow through them, even lifting some off the ground.”
“Stretching over 34 acres of forested land, this place is huge and it takes several hours to go through it. The interesting thing about it though is that it’s not your regular abandoned junkyard. Old Car City started as a small general store in 1931 and the property has been family-owned and operated ever since. You won’t find a store over there now, but there’s a sea of classic American-made cars and trucks,” the Auto Evolution says.
“The junkyard also includes a few famous cars, starting with the last vehicle Elvis Presley ever bought in 1977, just a couple of months before he died. The 1946 Ford truck used in the 1983 film “Murder in Coweta County,” starring Johnny Cash and Andy Griffith, is also resting its metal bones here.
“Famous vehicles aside, this junkyard is home to cars built from the 1930s to the 1980s. However, the majority of them seem to come from the 1950s and 1960s, so it’s basically a ghost town from the golden era of the automobile. Look close enough and you’ll spot every important nameplate from that period, whether we’re talking about General Motors, Chrysler, or Ford.”
“If you drive 50 miles north of Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia, along Interstate-75 and then turn right for U.S. Route 411 towards Chatsworth White, you will arrive at a patch of forest with acres upon acres of old rusting cars. A sign in the front reads “The world’s oldest junkyard jungle, here 80 years,” the Amusing Planet says
“Old Car City contains over 4,000 classic cars from the mid century — most of them from year 1972 or older — strewn over 34 acres of forested property. There are old Fords, big-finned Cadillacs and even the rare 1941 Mack milk truck. Visiting all of them will take you over six miles of walking.
“Today Old Car City is visited by hundreds of visitors each year who pay $15 to stroll around, or $25 if they want to take photographs. Dean no longer sells parts. They are now part of this fantastic museum.”
“The sign at Old Car City in Georgia calls it a “photographer’s paradise,” and this claim is quickly substantiated as one enters the 32-acre junkyard where trees sprout from abandoned vintage cars, and moss is the decor of choice,” the Atlas Obscura says.
“The forest land, which has belonged to the Lewis family since 1931, was once a general store, and then a dealership selling used car parts. As the family accumulated more and more cars, the trees surrounding their business slowly blended with the rusting vehicles, creating a unique landscape that was part nature and part manmade.
“Most of the vehicles are from the 20th century, and the classic cars from the 1950s through the 1980s are arranged haphazardly. Trails have been created for visitors to see the pieces of automotive history, frozen in place for decades, with signs guiding them through.”
“Nestled in a north Georgia forest, over 4,000 classic cars decorate 32 acres that have been turned into a junkyard museum. Owner Walter Dean Lewis’ parents started the business in 1931 as a general store that also sold auto parts. Lewis grew the collection, which had just 40 cars in the ’70s, over time,” the FOX Sports says.
“Lewis stopped selling parts about six years ago, soon after realizing he could sustain the business more as a museum, charging $15 for visitors just looking, and $25 for photographers. He estimates that 95 percent of the people who come through the six miles of trails are photographers.
“In the 30 or 40 years that many of the cars have never moved, trees now grow through them and, in some cases, even lift them off the ground. One of Lewis’ more popular vehicles is a 1946 Ford truck used in “Murder in Coweta County,” a 1983 film starring Johnny Cash and Andy Griffith.”
“Looking for a little bit of an adventure in the heart of White, Georgia? Then head on over for a fascinating blend of manmade prowess and reclaimed nature. Old Car City USA in Georgia is one of the coolest hidden gems that most residents don’t even know exists. With over 4,000 cars left to decay in the middle of Georgia, this automobile junkyard is a perfect afternoon of fun and histor,” the Only In Your State says.
“Old Car City in White, Georgia has been dubbed the world’s largest known old car junkyard, which is quite impressive for this roadside hidden gem. Established in 1931, this old car museum features 34-acres of junkyard space where nature has reclaimed a bevy of classic cars.
“What’s been declared a “photographer’s paradise” smack dab in the middle of a forested landscape, guests can meander the area enjoying classic cars that have been taken over by the surrounding natural area. The land was once used for a general store, and then a car dealership that sold used car parts. The Lewis family who owned the land eventually accumulated more and more cars, which eventually began to rust and decay.”
“Located in White, Georgia is the worlds largest known classic car junkyard. Gorgeous vintage cars have been transformed by the greenery of Georgia, with a stunning mix of moss and metal, creating this self-proclaimed “Photographer’s Paradise”, the Secret Atlanta says
“Old Car City started as a small general store in 1931 and is still a family owned and operated attraction. Come enjoy the Old South environment, folk art, and the ghosts of classic cars! There’s even some classic car stars from from the 1950s-80s.
“The site is over 34 acres, and there’s over 4000 American-made cars from the early 20th Century. As nature slowly showed its dominance over our man-made creation, it became the ideal spot for photos, videos and custom camera shoots.”
Source: World Record Academy