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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Travel Rob ·
This has been by far TravelGumbo's most popular blog so far. Some questions we had answered from followers. Thanks! The address of the field was 13155 North Broadway, Cortez, Colorado. According to custom rod and restoration, the bulk of the property was sold and he just took o r moved the last of the cars. So good PHeymont took the photos in the fields heyday!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

scubatrucker ·
I'm a truck driver and every time I pass this field I pull over and take pictures. I was there again on Dec. 20, 2013. Sadly most are now gone. Noticed some where no longer there from when I stopped in February 2013 and July 2012. There's probably only about a dozen that remain now. In fact if you view it from google earth you can see the empty spaces where they once stood. Glad I found your post. I've always wondered what the story of this field was. I just posted new shots on...
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Scubatruckdriver for the update. And welcome to TravelGumbo!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

DrFumblefinger ·
They should give these cars to the Cubans. They would have them painted, polished and running in short order. Can't help but love old cars!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

GarryRF ·
My English son collects old English Cars. He's rebuilt about 5 so far and enters them in shows. But he lives in Delaware ! It's not unusual to pack a replacement Floor Pan for a Mini in my Luggage when I travel from the UK to Philadelphia!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Mac ·
Great story! The way restored car prices are now, these surely must be valuable to the right collector. Agree with Dr.F that the Cubans would sort them in short order.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

DrFumblefinger ·
Some of them look almost rusted through, but others seem to have at least decently preserved bodies that could be easily restored, I would think. I love these old cars! They certainly don't make them like this anymore.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

GarryRF ·
Just had a look through your extended album of 94 fascinating pix. I'd have to sit in every one of them before I could move on. Like lost dogs - and all with a story to tell !
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PortMoresby ·
Reminds me of the airplane boneyard near Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson.
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Re: Baja California: La Paz — John Steinbeck’s “The Pearl”

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, TravelandNature! AeroMexico has pretty regularly scheduled flights into La Paz, though through Mexico City, so you'll have to connect. Worth checking major search engines like Expedia or Kayak, though, because it is a rather long drive, though I enjoy the desert scenery of Baja California.
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Baja California: La Paz — John Steinbeck’s “The Pearl”

DrFumblefinger ·
(La Paz and its harbor, Mexico) The Sea of Cortez was once pearl-rich, but for unknown reasons there’s been a dramatic decline in its pearl-producing clams during the past half century.  Some postulate it’s because of...
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In John Steinbeck’s wake: My Blog from the Sea of Cortez.

DrFumblefinger ·
(Isla Espiritu Santo, views of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico) As a lad I enjoyed exploring the world through the pages of a good book.  Arthur C. Clarke lead me on diving adventures off Ceylon and Australia, as well as on a...
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A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

PHeymont ·
Like a rusty traffic jam on a ghost highway, these cars of the past are going nowhere. We spent two weeks in the summer of 2007, criss-crossing Colorado, admiring the deep Black Canyon of the Gunnison, photographing classic F7 locomotives in the...
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