August 23, 2014 in rustoseums
From various sources (like WasabiCars) I understood that finding a junkyard in Japan is very rare. There are some private yards that are mostly owned by garage owners and use the cars in the yard as spare parts. When I saw this photo of a real junkyard on a Japanese blog I couldn’t believe what I saw:
In this big pile of rust I detected: a Mercury Cougar, a four door Toyota Chaser X30, a Mitsubishi Galant Λ (aka the Mitsubishi/Plymouth Sapporo and Dodge Challenger), a Toyota Celica A60 (maybe an XX?), a Nissan Skyline C210, a Toyota Corona T130, a Toyota Crown MS50 and the nicest of them all: a Toyota Publica van.
More photos of this junkyard can be found here: route0030
June 14, 2014 in rustoseums
The previous rustoseum I posted was photographed by the same person as who photographed this rusty Mazda Cosmo 110S:
I didn’t mind the 280ZX that much but this Cosmo almost makes my cry. Both from anger and grief…
However I must say Gagaga7310 is a really good photographer. He photographed the rust on trunk in the best way possible: Read the rest of this entry →
May 31, 2014 in rustoseums
It has been a while since I posted a good crusty rustoseum! I found this Nissan Fairlady 280Z on a blog called GaGaGa who is actually a photographer of many things, including rusty cars:
I must say he portrayed the Fairlady very well!
It is even more impressive seen from the rear: Read the rest of this entry →
April 7, 2014 in only in Japan, rustoseums
Only in Japan you can find a rusty Lamborghini Silhouette P300 rotting away:
It is 1 out of 12 RHD built cars and the total production run was 52 cars!
Behind it you can also spot an Alfa Romeo Zagato RZ. Madness!
Found at: Med-i
March 1, 2014 in rustoseums
A few days ago I asked Daniel O’Grady a similar question: why do the Japanese cars in Japan rust from the top down while they rust from the bottom up on the European soil?
It is funny because I can explain the European bottom up rust: we simply put salt on our roads during wintertime to fight ice and snow. However why the cars in Japan tend to rust from the top is a mystery to me…
Anyway, this beautifully crusty brown (photographed in black and white) Toyota Celica 2000GT RA25 is a good example of the top down rust:
Anyone got the answer to my question?
Found at Gagaga7310