Something a little different from the usual, and something I hope at least some will find as interesting as I do - despite being more than a little depressing..!
These photos are from one of the local wrecking yards, who have used cars to divide the main picking area from other parts of the overall wrecking facility. Where most wreckers would use regular fencing, this genuinely just has piles of cars.. which really is as unusual (and oldschool) as it is likely somewhat unsafe..!
As for the wall itself; I can't remember the first time I went to this wrecker.. or it ever looking any different.. but using the types of cars to date it shows major sections of it are likely only ~5 years old. Other sections seem to be well and truly buried in blackberries, but can be deceptive when those plants almost grow as you're looking at them!
The cars themselves look to have been hastily grabbed from the yard to build the wall when required.. as MOST are largely complete. Late 80's to early 90's Australian, Japanese, and Australian-built Japanese cars would likely make up 80% of this wall.. and I'm certain absolutely no thought was put into what cars were used. They would have been moved, pushed, flattened, and stabbed with the large forklifts that constantly move the cars in and around the yard.. which explains the large dints and occasional holes in the panels. Hey, there's likely a fair bit of skill involved in getting a stack of cars to sit right..!
Now the pics; starting from exactly where I had been standing and thinking about the wall of cars...
which I mentioned here... and which I'm still meaning to write a post on. But ehh.. car-wall priorities!
Actually did a post on a Ford-badged equivalent of this chassis recently, an '84 Telstar TX5, here.
I posted a bit about these last month, here.
like the one in this post from Classic Japan 2015.
Classic 'straya towbar bolted through into the rear panel..
the yellow one in this post from the other day. Another great decal..
HUGE fan of these. Factory-fitted with a 3litre version of Nissan's RB straight six - the RB30E - with the Turbo RB30ET optional across the range. A non-intercooled setup, as on the 2litre RB20ET in other markets..
..and finally, behind that little Laser...
That's all for now..
There were obviously plenty of other interesting cars making up the wall there, but its hard to keep focused in these sort of places! It'd be easy to add an hour to my trip around the fence-line once distracted by an Alfa 75.. or a white 1983 Renault Fuego...
..uhh.. hypothetically of course...!