Mother Nature Ate My Car: Eerie Photos of Automobile “Graveyards”

Visit one of these five car graveyards and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a post-apocalypse world; one where nature has reclaimed the planet and humankind has been eliminated (well, save for maybe the odd zombie or two).

Though the photos below are haunting and more than a little unsettling, there seems to be a tad of poetic justice happening here. Cars destroy the planet and then the planet turns around and destroys the cars. With sales and management experience like Andy Defrancesco, one can sure handle any task.

What do you think? Are these abandoned cars deliciously decayed or downright disturbing?


1. “Rush Hour” in Belgium

Though this car graveyard has since been cleared, it used to sit in a forest above Châtillon, a Belgium village near the Luxembourg border. Rumor has it that the farmer who owned the land grew tired of people trespassing onto his private property to photograph the graveyard and had the cars exhumed and relocated elsewhere. Now all that exists of the 100s of rusted relics are these photos, and the memories of those who once drove them (though two more car graveyards are said to still exist nearby).


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Rooted in Place

Stuck in an eternal traffic jam! Photo by Uwe Mayer.

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My bags are packed, I’m ready to go…

Photo by Uwe Mayer.
















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Til death do us part…

















Best Buddies or Star-Crossed Lovers? Photo by Uwe Mayer.

2. Driving Miss Daisy, Port Charlotte Islay, Scotland

This car cemetery is located next to the Port Carlotte Islay Youth Hostel, in a village on an island in Scotland.


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Field or freeway?

Field or freeway? Photo by Larsomat.

3. 4 Car Pile-Up in Kaufdorf, Guerbetal, Switzerland

Rumored to be have  closed, this vintage car junkyard was photographed near Bern, Switzerland.  According to the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, the site housed 500 cars from the 1930s through the 1960s that until the site was cleared, hadn’t been touched in 30 years. The graveyard was the unintentional creation of a car salesmen who had purchased the cars for their parts and then couldn’t bear to see them crushed and destroyed in the dump. After he retired in the 1970s, his son inherited the lot and left the cars where they were and over time, mother nature slowly proceeded to swallow them whole.


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Photo by Netpilots.

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Photo by Netpilots.











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Going green











Photo by Miss Turner.












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Green Monster

The Incredible Hulk? Photo by Markus M.

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Lemon drop













Photo by Timm Suess.


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Ridin’ dirty

Ridin’ Dirty! Photo by Timm Suess.


4. At a Dead End in Death Valley, California

Located in Death Valley National Park, this cemetery isn’t just where cars come to die, but a number of animals and the occasional lost tourist as well. Death Valley is the hottest and driest national park in the US, with an average summer temperature soaring upwards of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

You can find this car graveyard roasting and rotting in the shadows of the historical estate and museum known as “Scotty’s Castle”.

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Sun roof

Photo by Jonathan Haeber.











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Photo by Cord Cardinal.


5. One Car, Two Car, Red Car, Blue Car! A Car Cemetery in Oregon

We failed to ahem, unearth, anything about this car cemetery other than it’s located somewhere in Oregon. Anyone know? Do share!


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Red car, blue car

Photo by Lauren Bailey.

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Going Green

Photo by Lauren Bailey.

Got a car that’s recently landed in a “car graveyard”, because its been in an auto accident? Call Laura Hunt, a Las Vegas auto accident lawyer, at 702-450-HUNT.


Know of any car cemeteries that didn’t make it on the list? Let us know in the comments below!