Green Wonder #12537

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The Story

This old pickup truck is weathered wonderfully into a pale green patina with plenty of rust showing through. It’s been perfectly faded out by time and decades in the sun. The summer vines wrapping the bumper also ripened to the same shade of green in the August heat. They’ve begun to climb the grille. It’s really hard to read the nameplate on the front, but this is a White truck made sometime in the 1940s.

Surprisingly, the old fashioned bug eye headlights poking through the foliage still have their glass. The windshield is still intact though the mirrors are gone, probably taken for parts needed elsewhere. Living out retirement in the back of a remote country junkyard away from prying eyes and vandals keep this old pickup truck undamaged.

The junkyard is rather special being full of old farm equipment, including farm trucks like this one. There were a few old steam tractors around and even old horse-drawn wooden threshers with wooden spoked wheels! Sitting in the middle of a rural area, there’s no doubt all of it was from nearby farms that surround the place for miles.

I worked the camera position from one side to the other looking for the best angle. This head-on view worked best to show the character and the twisted around overgrown weeds. Head-0n views rarely work, but this one does. The background is dark because it was parked halfway into a funky old shed that had roughly the same amount of wear and total neglect.

A White pickup truck in green…

I enjoy this weathered green paint against the deep black with a little rust starting to show through. It’s a fantastic junkyard patina. There’s a bit of steering wheel showing in the blue-black windshield. Overall, this old farm truck sitting there in the August heat and sunlight was rather striking. Like everything in this old junkyard, there is simply no telling how long ago someone turned the key off for the last time. You’d certainly hear some stories out of this weathered green roadrunner if it could talk. Some of them might be like a Steven King novel!

Here’s another small insight about this weathered White pickup truck. If green is the color of rebirth and renewal as it is with the Spring season, then this truck will never die. It’s probably as close to immortal as a vehicle is ever going to get!

If you like old vehicles of 1940s vintage that are fading away with grace and character like this farm truck, there’s another from this same junkyard called Bonnie And Clyde #9735. The title came about from all the bullet holes you’ll see there.

Location: rural Blair County, Pennsylvania. Picture and text © Andrew Dierks

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