NASCAR's Original Racetrack Is an Abandoned Ruin Today

The North Wilkesboro Speedway opened in 1947, nearly a year before NASCAR was founded. The short track near moonshine country was where the first NASCAR champion, Robert "Red" Byron, was crowned. Today, five years after being abandoned, the historic speedway is just a rotting pile of sticks, crooked chairs, and… » 3/23/15 3:34pm 3/23/15 3:34pm

Decaying Jaguar E-Type Has Seen Better Days

After a weekend away I returned to NYC on a Sunday evening. Inevitably all the primo spots were taken, so I was forced to venture into the depths of the multi-level garage. As I idled along, eyes trained for any open spot, my brain registered what I'd just passed and I immediately forgot all about parking. » 9/04/14 3:17pm 9/04/14 3:17pm

A Collapsed Old Railway Tunnel Hides These Rare Cars

A doomed railway station in a tunnel, a sudden collapse in 2012 and a bunch of rare classics hidden under decades of dirt. Meet Liverpool's hidden underground garage. » 1/08/14 3:00pm 1/08/14 3:00pm

These Abandoned Tanks Are Rusting Mementoes of the Wars of the Past

Swords may be driven into ploughshares when they've finished their fighting, but tanks are often left to rust, in graveyards of military vehicles or on the battlefields where they fell. » 8/11/13 6:00pm 8/11/13 6:00pm

Behold the Rusting Beauty of Abandoned Train Graveyards

Retired from the tracks, many old trains find themselves in glorious graveyards, filled with car upon rusted car. Photos of these scrapyards let us witness the magnificent decay of these mighty vehicles. » 7/06/13 6:18pm 7/06/13 6:18pm

Japan's abandoned Battleship Island is now on Google Street View

Located off the coast of Nagasaki, the long-abandoned Hashima Island (also known as "Gunkanjima" or "Battleship Island") was the inspiration for Raoul Silva's lair in Skyfall. Now, thanks to Google Maps, you can visit the island on Street View. » 6/29/13 2:44pm 6/29/13 2:44pm

The Greenwood Revival: An Abandoned Racetrack in Iowa Has Its Day

For 50 years, the Greenwood Roadway sat amidst rolling hills near Indianola, Iowa, slowly being overgrown by prairie grasses. Its surfaced is cracked, and in some places it's gone altogether, but the nostalgic fondness for the three-mile circuit has not been lost on race fans across the Midwest. This all came to a… » 6/10/13 1:48pm 6/10/13 1:48pm

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

The Olympic Games are always proceded by a furious amount of building as host cities construct arenas, pools, ski jumps, Olympic villages, and anything else the games demand. While some of the buildings are repurposed after the athletes depart, others are left to rot. » 5/12/13 4:48pm 5/12/13 4:48pm

The Cars You Wished You Saved

We've all been there. Walking on the streets or driving down the road, looking at the same car that's been standing there for who knows how long. A car we wanted to save, but couldn't for some reason. » 5/07/13 1:45pm 5/07/13 1:45pm

Excellent pictures of abandoned Russian military vehicles found in the…

Imagine going into the Russian woods to pick mushrooms and stumbling upon rows of abandoned military equipment. According to EnglishRussia that is exactly what happened to one Russian photographer. These amazing pictures are the result. » 10/09/11 9:00am 10/09/11 9:00am

Abandoned in New York

According to Flickr user captainslack this 60s Cadillac convertible is somewhere in New York City, more specifically Brooklyn, and it's been there for quite a while. This excellent picture was taken in 2008 which leaves us wondering if the old convertible is still around. Anyone in or around NYC know where this… » 4/03/11 12:30pm 4/03/11 12:30pm

Examiner Abandons Student During Driver's Test

As if having to drive around town in a very worn Neon or Vauxhall with the words "STUDENT DRIVER" pasted on the windshield isn't bad enough, a student driver in Reading, England was left on the side of the road halfway through her driving test. It all started when the handbrake on the car failed while on a hill,… » 11/26/07 12:15pm 11/26/07 12:15pm