Former quarry provides thrill for car enthusiast

By |  April 24, 2015

A car enthusiast stumbled onto a wealth of junked classic cars and hot rods – and in a quarry-turned-junkyard, no less.

Ryan Brutt, who calls himself the Automotive Archaeologist and blogs about his finds, writes on MSN that he received an invitation from a Missouri man who offered to show him a few hidden car gems. Brutt accepted the invitation, and he wound up at a junkyard that served as an active quarry for a number of years.

According to Brutt, the quarry owners used to store cars in mining caves. Now, a number of cars are scattered throughout the site, including 1930s and ’40s Fords and classics from the ’60s and ’70s.

Check out Brutt’s full article here. He offers a fuller slideshow of his finds with his article, including a few photos of the mining caves. But he shared a few photos with Pit & Quarry that appear here, as well.

Photos: Ryan Brutt

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